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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Use TorBrowser when tor is already running (osx)

From the provided bash output, it looks like your background tor is configured to use ports 9050 and 9051. You were on the right track with multiple instances of tor not being able to run. But Tor ...
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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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How is a site tracing my location on tor?

Okay, I finally managed to find an Exit that wallmart.ca didn't block. That post code is just the default. Purely co-incidence if it happens to match where you are actually located. The website has ...
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can't play srf.ch video content (official TV channel from Switzerland regime)

Their app requires javascript to stream the segments. Eg: https://hdvodsrforigin-f.akamaihd.net/i/vod/sport_clip/2016/12/sport_clip_20161216_090437_v_webcast_h264_,q40,q10,q20,q30,q50,q60,.mp4.csmil/...
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Multiple profiles for TorBrowser, two TorBrowsers open at once?

Yes it is possible, It all depends on the torrc file in the folder or the tor browser, If you just want different settings, and not run multiple profiles at the same time, you exchange the torrc file....
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Torcc file settings MacOS for a Relay doesn't work

There is an official way to run a relay on OS X, but warning: It can get messy! First, you will need to install Homebrew. Instruction at https://brew.sh/, or run the following command in Terminal: /...
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Do I need to configure a GeoIP database when using the ExitNodes directive?

This is weird, I am the operator of that Tor Exit relay. The relay is indeed hosted in the United States, perhaps the geoip is wrong. You can confirm this by running a traceroute to the IP and ...
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How cna I make a request through the Tor daemon originate from a US IP?

You're trying to use a specific country code with no GeoIP database. Since IPs don't actually have any relationship to countries at all you need a database of made up links between IP address and ...
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Cannot install 6.0.7 on OSX El Capitan - .dmg won't open

It's hard to tell exactly what might be causing this issue, since OSX is not giving a precise error message, but I have seen "operation timed out" errors with other dmg files when there is a problem ...
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How to make the terminal continue after starting Tor?

From the Tor manual: Other options can be specified on the command-line in the format "--option value", in the format "option value", or in a configuration file. For instance, you ...
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Where is my torrc on OS X for Tor Browser Bundle 6.0.6?

Tor puts user specific configuration in: ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data So for the user guest the torrc file is: /Users/guest/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Tor/torrc ...
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Tor-browser doesn't launch after upgrade to Tails 2.7

After trying to start Tor-browser, dmesg showed the following, with the last two lines repeating many times: [ 837.685628] SQUASHFS error: xz decompression failed, data probably corrupt [ 837....
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MAC OSX 10.12 Sierra -TOR cannot connect to control port mac os sierra fix

It appears if you execute the distributed Firefox using sudo it works. So from the terminal try: sudo /Applications/TorBrowser.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox
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Tor browser bundle/Mac OSX new installation: Unable to find the proxy server

I just recently downloaded Tor browser for Mac OS too and had the exact same issue. That was my first time downloading and I had done it from the Tor page where it lists the download options for all ...
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Configuration file in mac: socket port is configured in Library folder or application folder?

9050 is a builtin default, from the Tor Manual... SocksPort [address:]port|unix:path|auto [flags] [isolation flags] Open this port to listen for connections from SOCKS-speaking applications. Set this ...
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"New circuit" not working right?

If I open a new tab, the exit node is the same as before. If I closed the window, i.e., all tabs, and open a new one, I still get the same exit node. The browser uses an isolation method, to isolate ...
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I can no longer move the Tor Browser window around the screen (Mac)

This looks like it's a known bug in Tor Browser, a fix is being worked by the Tor Browser developers at the moment. It's being tracked on the Tor Project bug tracker on ticket #20204. It may be ...
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Can't connect to .onion pages, browser is configured to use Tor

You need to set up an option "Use proxy to resolve hostnames" - your dot-onion DNS resolve must not go to your ISP's DNS servers, tor SOCKS backend must resolve all names all by itself
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Could not connect to Tor control port. Mac OS

Answered there: Tor Launcher: Could not connect to Tor control port OS X, Yosemite 10.10.5, same problem. I've deleted Tor application, deleted ~/Library/Application Support folder, installed new ...
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I tried to browse websites with Tor but all I get are "Unable to find the proxy server" error pages.

From the unedited original question: are you using Tor browser or Tor by itself (It is a software that only helps you to connect to a Tor circuit)? I will recommend that you should use Tor browser ...
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