How to download Salesforce Data Loader Mac aka ‘Saga of Sorrow’

This should not have been so hard. I couldn’t find, for the life of me a link to download the Apex Data Loader for Mac. I search and searched and finally found it in the release notes for the Winter SF release.

Inside SF, go to Setup>Data Management>Data Loader. There you are finally presented with a link.

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Why Salesforce couldn’t just put a link out there, I don’t know. So hopefully someone finds this while Googling and it saves them some time.

Sometimes I can’t stand Salesforce… ?

UPDATE: To open “Data Loader” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.

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Download it here –

Downloaded and installed. Then you get this error: “Data Loader” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash.

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Found this Stack Exchange post. Data Loader Download Not Working on Mac which has this solution: “Go to System preferences, Security and Privacy, click the padlock, type in password, check option Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere.”

This worked. So I opened it and it worked. However logging in doesn’t work. I know the username and password are correct but Data Loader tells me “Error logging in to Salesforce. Please check your username and password.”

Found this Stack Exchange post. I get an error logging into Apex Data Loader. “Please check your username and password”, which tells me I have to add your security token to end of your password. What?!

Problem is there are other things using that token, so I don’t want to reset it. But someone asked this here, Can I get my security token without having to reset it?, no you can’t. So I need to reset it.

Moral of the story is, Salesforce is awful, and Stack Exchange saves the day again.

Also, if you have to use the Data Loader, first, try Works way easier, don’t need the silly security token, don’t need to install Java. Seriously check it out.

How to Remove Adobe Updater from Mac menu bar

This was really hard for me to find, so putting this here so someone maybe can find it in Google.

How to Remove Adobe Updater from Mac menu bar:

You have to rename Creative Cloud in Utilities>Adobe Creative Cloud>ACC>Creative Cloud. I simply added a letter after it so that it read “Creative CloudX” — this is temporary.

Then open the old Application Manager (just use the menu bar icon) and it should actually open the old one and not the new CC one; deselect the “show updates in menu bar” option in Preferences and the icon will disappear. Revert new CC name back to “Creative Cloud.” Done.

Dropbox can’t upload a huge file.

Here is my problem. I have a very large Photos Library on an external hard drive that I want to back up on Dropbox. This file is pretty bid, at about 250gb.

I don’t have enough space on my computer to copy that file to my Dropbox folder in order to sync it. If I did have enough space on my computer hard drive, I could just copy it over, sync it, and then remove that file from my Selective Sync so it is only on Dropbox, not on my computer. But I do not.

And I recently found that the Dropbox web uploader has a limit of 10gb.

So I am in a pickle. I asked the question on Web Apps Stack Exchange. Will update if/when I find a solution.