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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?

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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tor browser error after editing torrc file for Hidden Service OSX

In another question you try to find the torrc for Tor Browser, if this is being run in a Tor Browser context then the directory likely won't exist and the tor process itself (running as your user) ...
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Creating ExitNodes command for Tor 6.0 on a Mac

I turns out that a folder named TorBrowser-Data is created in the same folder containing the Tor6 app (not sure why I didn't notice that before). It not only contains the torrc file but also the ...
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Torbrowser 5.5.5 autoexits when opening on El capitan

Currently there is a bug "6.0a5 is not starting on OS X if put into /Applications" in Tor browser. This bug is fixed and after the next release it should be working again. If you put the Tor Browser ...
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Not Supported by this type of mac

Check your mac model and specs too see if your mac is 32 bit or 64 bit. TOR ended support for 32 bit mac's operating system-10.6.8 snow leopard cause Apple ended support for snow leopard. If your ...
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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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Launch multiple sessions or instances on OS X

Tor browser is still a firefox, so take a look at the official manual here The sequence is : Create a profile in Profile Manager Launch a different instance specifying your new(alternate) profile for ...
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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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