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Can't find torrc file on Mac

I found it. ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/torrc I got the info from a bug tracking ticket: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13252 Thanks to https://tor.stackexchange....
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How to change country in Mac OS X?

Try to take a look at Settings->Advanced, it appears to be in Applications/TorBrowser_en-US/Library/Vidalia/torrc and add this : ExitNodes {us} StrictNodes 1 GeoIPExcludeUnknown 1 ...
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How to change country in Mac OS X?

There's an entry in the Tor FAQ that has a few more details on where to find the torrc file on different platforms. If you installed Tor Browser, look for Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc inside ...
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How do I manually setup a relay on OS X?

Manually configuring a Tor Relay on OS X (Yosemite, Tor 0.2.5.11) This guide walks you through the process of configuring your very own tor relay explaining each step along the way. It's targeted for ...
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How to start tor as a service in Mac OSX

you can install tor on macos easily by using brew $ brew install tor after you install it, you can start the tor service. i took it from the package info $ brew info tor ... To have launchd start ...
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Tor exited during startup

In Terminal, run "sudo lsof -n -P | grep LISTEN | grep tor". If you see a process named "tor.real" listening on ports 9150 and/or 9151, kill it. Then launch TorBrowser again.
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Where is "the profile"?

I think this will be a general ownership problem. I'm suspecting that you downloaded the DMG file, and unpacked it, as the admin user. To run as a normal user, you'll need to download and unpack it ...
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Tor upgrade says a copy of firefox is already running macbook NOT WINDOWS

This looks like a duplicate of Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error "Firefox is Already Running" on Mac. I just posted my answer there, which is that there seemed to be permission/ownership ...
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How do I completely remove Tor from OSX Yosemite?

So it's garbage because it didn't work on your mac? Reinstalling the whole OS should wipe the stuff Tor installed on system files (in case any changes to system has been made). The problem sounds like ...
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Tor browser bundle has stopped working (mac)

This was caused by this issue with Sophos Anti Virus: #10521 TBB 3.5 for OS X v. 10.9.1 does not connect to any websites Upon further testing of this issue, it was discovered that Sophos anti-virus ...
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What is best secure and anonymous OS for hosting Tor or I2P service?

I'm trying to suggest OpenBSD. You may read the FAQ, it is great documentation. mysql, php support. Great security mechanisms shall give you kind of protection. What to say about anonymity. If ...
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Avoid autokilling of Tor process

Well, you could install VirtualBox, and run Whonix. Whonix comprises a pair of Debian VMs, one being a Tor gateway and the other a workstation. That would probably prevent the laptop from killing Tor....
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Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error "Firefox is Already Running" on Mac

I'm new at macverse as well but here is how I worked it; double click on the .dmg file which opens a window which shows the Tor browser globe icon, an arrow, and the applications folder icon. Grab ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error "Firefox is Already Running" on Mac

This looks like a bogus error message. At least in my case, it was caused by a file ownership problem. To diagnose, I made a copy of TorBrowser.app, and was surprised when the copy ran successfully. ...
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Start Tor Browser from CLI in Mac OSX

Tor server you can start by simply typing: tor. Web browser by: /Applications/TorBrowser.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox http://example.com/ If you're using it quite often, you can make an alias, such ...
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Error installing Tor on my Mac

This is a linker error, meaning you're (probably) missing a library that's required for Tor to build properly. Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_SSL_set_session_secret_cb", referenced from:...
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Tor.real and problems restarting Tor

tor.real is the actual Tor process. Normally, Tor Browser starts 'tor.real' on launch and kills it again when you quit the browser. When your Tor Browser crashed, it didn't kill tor.real. Now when ...
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Can't open Tor Browser in Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.4

What you downloaded is a DMG — a disk image. When it opens, it is a read-only filesystem like a CD or DVD. You have to copy the application out of the DMG before you can run it. And then you have ...
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How to figure out why torsocks isn't working on OS X

I found some clues reading this question: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/212586/torsocks-not-working-in-el-capitan Suppose I installed httpie with brew $ brew install httpie The ...
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Cannot download documents since updated to 6.0.1

It seems ticket #15899 had similar issues with the pdf.js download button, I don't see any errors in the console. It may be worth re-opening this ticket. I see similarly no activity as a result on ...
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Can't find torrc file on Mac

I'm still curious why others find the TorBrowser-Data directory in ~/Library/Application Support/ while I have it in the same directory where I keep the TorBrowser.app (note same dir as the app not in ...
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Tor and macOS Sierra

If you're having trouble saving the changes to the prefs.js file, might be a permissions issue. Did you try updating the pref.js file using terminal: sudo nano ~/Library/Application Support/...
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MAC OSX 10.12 Sierra -TOR cannot connect to control port mac os sierra fix

I regret that I am slightly drunk plus doing this from memory, but I have suffered this exact same problem. The issue is that a version of TorBrowser was released with a problem/feature that ...
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Pre Tor software for MacOS (not OSX)

It's called JAP/Java Anonymizing Proxy otherwise known as JonDoNym. In 2003 the network operators were compelled by the German Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation to log mixes within the network ...
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What happens when you add a .to or .direct or .city to an onion link?

Those are all Tor2web proxies and your first thought should be to not use them. You first thought should be to use Tor Browser when you want to access onion services. The contents of the following ...
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torsocks on macOS: ERROR: YYY is located in a directory protected by Apple's System Integrity Protection

You cannot use torsocks on system utilities without disabling SIP. Your best bet is to install alternate versions of these tools using Homebrew and use torsocks on those binaries. For example, you can ...
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Tor Bookmarks file location

Found it - it's the places.sqlite file: /Users/xxx/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Browser/xxx.default/places.sqlite
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Tor Bookmarks file location

The bookmarks are stored in an sqlite database inside the application bundle. If you right-click on the Tor Browser application and then select "Show Package Contents" from the context menu, you can ...
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Remnants from package installation

sudo port uninstall tor. To remove any inactive packages this might leave behind, run sudo port uninstall inactive.
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