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Questions tagged [apfs]

A filesystem developed by Apple Inc first introduced in macOS Sierra 10.12 Developer Release and for public use in macOS High Sierra 10.13.

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Mounting volume while in Recovery Mode keeps rebooting

My computer crashed while editing a video with Final Cut. I have been unable to boot up since then - the OS crashes immediately after typing my password at the login screen and reboots. I’ve been ...
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Spotlight not finding folders, files, or apps in High Sierra

I can't be sure it's related but after I turned on File Encryption Spotlight just stopped working on files folders and apps. I tried all the advice I saw in this post on this forum and more, including ...
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How can I create an APFS fusion drive in Mojave using my SSD and HD?

Now that Mojave supports APFS in fusion drives, how can I create a fusion drive from scratch with my SSD and HD? I have a Mac Mini with an 128 GB SSD and a 1TB HD, already updated to Mojave and using ...
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broken partition table after formatting drive with apple file system (apfs)

I wanted to try out apfs, therefore I formatted my external HDD with it. Now the partition table seems broken. How can I reinitialize the drive? My goal is two create two HFS+ partitions, each 1TB on ...
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Failed attempt to fix macOS partition startup volume set to FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

I attempted to fix an issue I encountered yesterday my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) following instructions in the top answer of this thread. I'm afraid I may have inadvertently destroyed my data by ...
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Can I mount all volumes on the internal/boot APFS container before startup tasks run?

Programs that run on startup are either not starting (httpd) or are starting with the wrong preferences (Alfred). I suspect its because the APFS volumes on the container where I store some of the ...
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How to convert FusionDrive to APFS?

Backstory: Installation of MacOS Mojava failed on my late '12 iMac with exception: com.apple.DiskManagement error -69854. I can find few other questions with this problem, but the general consent is, ...
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200GB lost on APFS boot disk

Recently (last month) I upgraded from Sierra to High Sierra on one of my Macs. I now am confronted with 200GB of the 500GB 'lost'. That is, when running OmniDiskSweeper as root, I find 255GB files, ...
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Accidentally erased APFS partition while resizing Windows Bootcamp disk

This is my first post here. I recently wanted to add some more space to my windows' partition so I shrunk Mac HD by 60GB and rebooted. I then used windows to join the unallocated space with its ...
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Is a firmware update required to read APFS volumes in Startup Manager in not so young Macs?

Last week I plugged an SSD with a bootable APFS volume with macOS into the USB port of a Macbook Pro 2010. It wasn’t seen in startup manager, as I had suspected. This macbook had never been used as ...
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Can ContainerToInvert file be safely deleted?

After previously upgrading to High Sierra and converting my boot drive to APFS, I recently migrated to a new (larger) SSD boot drive. While setting that up, Disk Utility gave me an error when ...
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Can I install both High Sierra and Mavericks on my Mac?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with both Mavericks and El Capitan installed (each on their own partition). I now want to use Mavericks and High Sierra, each on their own partition. Since High Sierra uses ...
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What Would Cause APFS Volumes to Show Up Under the Wrong Disk?

I’ve got a pretty interesting APFS problem. There are two volumes on one, internal drive, and two that were cloned from it, on an external. All four volumes show up under the internal drive, even ...
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Software that is functionally similar to Deep Freeze for MacOS 10.13

Faronics, the developers of Deep Freeze have stated that they have no intention of supporting APFS, and by extension 10.13. I know the Apple Stores used to use Deep Freeze and are now using a utility ...
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How to fix my corrupted APFS container?

I'm using MBP late 11 running 10.13.2 on Samsung Evo 850 250GB internally. Everything was fine for months but few days ago something horrible occurred. I'm so shocked and urgently need your help. ...
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Slow write speeds with APFS encryped external SSD

I bought an external SSD with a USB 3.1 gen 2 enclosure. I'm on macOS 10.13.6 with a MBP (late 2013). Using APFS I get write speeds of around 390–405 MB/s. So far, so good. However formatting the ...
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APFS Volume Total Shows Less Free Space Than Container and How Can I Reclaim Space

So I have a bootcamp volume which has windows installed on it. I used MiniTool partition wizard to shrink the bootcamp size from 60 GB to 40 GB to reclaim 20 GB for my Macintosh HD. That operation ...
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Cannot create larger partitions with APFS filesystem

I am trying to use Boot Camp Assistant to create a partition for Windows that is 100 GB. However, I am unable to create a partition of that size. Trying to create a 100 GB FAT32 partition (via the ...
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How often does the Recovery Volume mount itself?

From my understanding about the new APFS System for macOS High Sierra, the Recovery partition disk1s3 will shortly mount and unmount itself to check for updates in the background. Ive noticed from ...
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Missing space on GPT drive sharing FAT and APFS volumes

I have a 500GB SSD with a 280GB NTFS volume, and a 180GB APFS container. The output from diskutil and gdisk are below. I resized the NTFS volume to 280GB from 300GB using the disk mgmt MMC in Win7. ...
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(High Sierra 10.13.6) Unable to convert main drive, APFS (encrypted) -> APFS

I bought a MacBook Pro 15" 2018, and have tried to convert the main drive from APFS (encrypted) to APFS, so that I can read it in Bootcamp Windows via APFS apps. I followed decryption tutorial ...
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Remove macOS from a APFS container?

I'm interested in taking a look as macOS Mojave but am not willing to install it on my main production machine. However, I do not have another Mac to hand so have found myself upon this guide from ...
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Partition lost it's configurations after formatting a different partition on the same drive

A volume on my internal disk is showing "Owners Disabled" in Disk Utility app. I am not able to either mount the volume, or recover data from the volume. Can someone help me to change ownership ...
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Extend main APFS partition fails with “target disk is too small for this operation”

Trying to add existing free space to an existing APFS partition but I'm getting error: Error: -69771: The target disk is too small for this operation I do have free space: I'm using this command: ...
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Can't extend APFS after erasing old partition as free space [duplicate]

My problem is very similar to this one: Extend main APFS partition fails with "target disk is too small for this operation" I erased an unused 80 GB partition as free space, and I would ...
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How to fix APFS warning: invalid crypto_id?

This morning when I ran Disk Utility’s First Aid while booted from the Recovery Partition on my MacBook Pro mid-2015, I saw a number of warnings that looked like this: warning: fe_val: object (oid ...
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How to convert internal boot SSD from HFS+ to APFS?

Many web pages claim that when you install 10.13 on an SSD, you have an option to convert to APFS. Many others claim that when you install 10.13 on an SSD, you will be converted to APFS whether you ...
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How to get synthesized disk root device from shell?

I have quite a few volumes (over 10) on a machine and I need to ascertain the parent volume of synthesized volumes for APFS drives. If you execute diskutil list you get a list of volumes, but this ...
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Mac producing corrupt “dataless” local snapshots

On my MacBook Pro running 10.13.6 and formatted with APFS, I'm periodically seeing an issue where the machine is frozen when I try to wake it up, and requires a hard reboot to use again. After some ...
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APFS - Is it possible to install 2 macOS versions inside one APFS container?

As you might already now, a single APFS container can have multiple APFS partitions inside. Their advantage is the free space is shared between partitions. Today I decided to try out macOS Mojave ...
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How does APFS manage snapshots?

This page - Apple KB: Prepare for APFS in macOS High Sierra - says that APFS supports "snapshots" as one of its features. Can someone explain how this works? I get the basic concept of what ...
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Using Carbon Copy Cloner 4 to create encrypted bootable HFS+ clones from APFS source

Background According to the Carbon Copy Cloner documentation CCC4 cannot clone the Recovery HD from an APFS source to an HFS+ target: Note: CCC v4 requires an HFS+ formatted source for creating ...
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APFS/High Sierra - tmutil deletelocalsnapshots will not delete snapshots - Error parsing argument

This is kind of an addendum to APFS/High Sierra - `tmutil deletelocalsnapshots` not deleting snapshots as I've discovered a new quirk in tmutil My snapshots all have am or pm appended. I have no idea ...
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How does APFS encryption work?

I recently upgraded my 2013 MBP to High Sierra. This changed my unencrypted file system to encrypted APFS. Does Apple provide any information about how APFS encryption works? Does the account ...
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Recovering SSD after Ubuntu live USB corrupted partition table?

I'm running a mid-2012 MBP with a WD green SSD inside. I needed to install Ubuntu for university so I tried to do so via a live USB. While doing the installation I accidentally clicked on the option ...
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Increase Disk Partition in APFS for new SSD

I'm having issues resizing my main disk in APFS. Got a new SSD disk which is double in size. I decrypted my harddrive via FileVault. I took an image of my old hard drive onto a external hard disk. ...
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'Other Volumes' storage increases after deleting secondary volumes

Long story short: ive noticed each time i create a secondary volume and removed it after some testing, the storage labeled 'Other Volumes' in the Disk Utility app has increased each time by half a ...
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Using hard disk after a S.M.A.R.T. error

Good day everyone. I had an hard drive and start giving a S.M.A.R.T error and I've immediately replaced it. Now if I try to format it in exFAT, all goes right, (also checkdisk). Here is the result ...
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unable to Wipe drive and reinstall OS (High Sierra) because of errors

The first thing I tried, was going into disk utility by pressing command +R and here I erased Macintosh HD with APFS format. Next I clicked Reinstall OS and after waiting for a long time it showed me "...
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Move Volumes between Containers?

So I installed the Mojave beta on a separate container from my High Sierra install, but I really meant to install it in a separate volume. So now I have two containers and my Mojave install has run ...
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tmtuil - Failed to delete local snapshot

My mbp is stacked on boot and fsck cannot be performed because of: snap_metadata_val object (oid <aléatoire>): invalid extentref_tree_oid (0x0) It happens that I have dataless snapshot and if ...
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How to install windows on Macbook Pro having Apple File System?

I've MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Mid 2015 having 250GB SSD storage. I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 (which my MacBook supports as per Apple's Documentation for BootCamp) but not able to do so, in a ...
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Bruteforce FileVault Encryption?

I've been getting into forensics and penetration testing lately and hoping someone can explain what the below data is and how it might be used to perform a bruteforce (hashcat) attacks against ...
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Recover overwritten Encrypted OS X volume (APFS)

Is there a possibility to recover a 2TB APFS partition that has been altered by a fomatting command to a new 2TB APFS partion (i.e. the real data has not been deleted, encryption password is knonw, ...
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Can you update to macOS 10.14 (Mojave) without converting to APFS?

At WWDC 2018 macOS 10.14 or macOS Mojave was disclosed. I am currently on macOS Sierra (10.12) and am looking forward to upgrading to macOS Mojave once its released. I was wondering if it will be ...
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APFS - Other volumes in container problem

I ran into issues with my Macbook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.4. The problem is that Other volumes in container metric are showing over 176 GB of space taken and I am not able to reclaim it back. I ...
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How do I create an encrypted APFS volume from the command-line?

I'm trying to automate creating an encrypted APFS image with files in it. What I have so far: >>> hdiutil create -megabytes 1 -layout GPTSPUD -fs apfs -volname encryption encryption.dmg ...
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macOS High Sierra afps error: FFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

First of all, I've read the prior threads and I have differing outputs than others. I've been careful with the commands I've used but I've reached the bottom depths of my experience, skillset and ...
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Repair APFS Container - Physical store disk listed under wrong APFS container reference

High level - have an APFS container that won't mount or repair. In Disk Utility I have the external drive (disk3) with the "APFS Physical Store" unmounted below. (disk3s2). I then have a mystery ...
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Is it possible to restore a deleted APFS volume?

I accidentally deleted an encrypted APFS volume and created a HFS+ volume, but didn’t do anything else afterwards. Is it somehow possible to restore the APFS volume? I do have the password. It was a ...