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[GUIDE] Installing 3rd Party Kexts - El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina

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Thanks for the guide - is there a thread that deals with what kexts get copied over to library extensions by default when installing clover? I notice several kexts (dealing with sata drivers mainly) that always get copied over and which seem not to have any effect. Should we be removing them from /L/E?
 

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Thanks for the guide - is there a thread that deals with what kexts get copied over to library extensions by default when installing clover?
There is no need for a thread - Clover installs nothing at all to /Library/Extensions.
 
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@ModMike - The question may have been badly worded, what I want an answer to is - What do the default kexts that get installed when you install Clover do and which can you remove - the isssue for me is that whilst we have lots of discussion about where the kexts go (which for the most part seems flexible) we seem not to have a place where each of the default kexts is listed and its function described. (not wanting to propose others do the same but FYI I install no kexts on the efi partition and use a special boot usb whenever needed).
 
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There is no need for a thread - Clover installs nothing at all to /Library/Extensions.
Ok. Lets try again. In my L/E folder are several kexts which Id like to know about - When do they get instaled and why and if they can be removed, they are ACS6x, ArcMSR, ATTO* (x3), CalDigitalHDProDrv.kext, EnergyDriver, Highpoint* (x2), PromiseSTEX & SoftRAID.
 

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Ok. Lets try again. In my L/E folder are several kexts which Id like to know about - When do they get instaled and why and if they can be removed, they are ACS6x, ArcMSR, ATTO* (x3), CalDigitalHDProDrv.kext, EnergyDriver, Highpoint* (x2), PromiseSTEX.kext & SoftRAID.
they are part of macOS, best leave them
 
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Ok. Lets try again. In my L/E folder are several kexts which Id like to know about - When do they get instaled and why and if they can be removed, they are ACS6x, ArcMSR, ATTO* (x3), CalDigitalHDProDrv.kext, EnergyDriver, Highpoint* (x2), PromiseSTEX & SoftRAID.
Here is a list of standard Apple kexts. You may have additional ones for 3rd party hardware.

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If you are concerned that you may have overlapping Hackintosh kexts from previous installs, just make a list of what you have in others and remove them from /l/e and /s/l/e, if you subscribe to my position. In either case, everyone agrees that there should never be any Hackintosh related kexts in /s/l/e.
 

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Here is a list of standard Apple kexts. You may have additional ones for 3rd party hardware.

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If you are concerned that you may have overlapping Hackintosh kexts from previous installs, just make a list of what you have in others and remove them from /l/e and /s/l/e, if you subscribe to my position. In either case, everyone agrees that there should never be any Hackintosh related kexts in /s/l/e.
yes, install 3rd party kexts to /Library/Extensions, never /System/Library/Extensions unless you use older OS El Capitan
 
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@RehabMan sorry to bother you, but could you take a look here? I tried to report a bug (Inject Kexts' "Detect" and "No" flags are broken once again in Clover), but then I've been told by another developer that some kexts need to be injected, like WhateverGreen: is it possible to have a definite answer on the matter? What I wrote there is just what I read in this guide. I'd really like to know which answer is the technically correct one. Thank you for your hard work!
 
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