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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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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 ...
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APFS encrypted volume no longer accepts password

My MacBook Air (early 2015) has shown strange behavior over the last couple of weeks with crashes while the lid was closed or booting into Bootcamp partition although the MacOS partition has been set ...
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High Sierra - Why is Recovery HD inside the APFS container?

I noticed a few days ago that the Recovery partition was inside the APFS container. Isn't it better for it to be a separate volume? For example, APFS containers sometimes get corrupted with an invalid ...
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APFS Container Corruption?

I'm not sure what happened, but suddenly my MacBook Pro MD103 stopped booting from internal Vertex 4 256GB SSD. It happened in December, probably before after one of these APFS updates. I've tried ...
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How to tell if I'm using HFS+ or APFS?

Using diskutil, or other command line tools, how can I determine which filesystem I'm using? # sw_vers ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.8.5 BuildVersion: 12F45
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Disk Utility shows partition NOT appearing through diskutil list

HighSierra, 500 GB SSD Disk Utility shows two partitions that does not appear through diskutil list. First, the ouput from diskutil list: sh-3.2# diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: ...
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“Free space” partition is unformatable/unerasable/unmergeable from Disk Utiliy

MacBookPro11,3 High Sierra AFPS After having recently reduced the size of APPLESSD AFPS partition there is now a "Free space" partition between the previous and the next one. Unfortunately, it is ...
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I can't convert from HFS+ to APFS an external SSD volume I created for testing

I created an external volume with macOS High Sierra. When I try to convert it to APFS with Disk Utility, the "convert to APFS" is greyed out. I tried unmounting the volume first, then it's not ...
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How to install and migrate to High Sierra on an encrypted FS?

[ I am in the process of migrating an old MacBook Pro to a new one. ] I made a complete 8 GB USB "Install macOS High Sierra". I checked it (Disk Utility) from my running old MacBook Pro. I booted ...
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SSD + apfs Install option greyed out

I'm sure I've seen this before, but I upgraded an older MBP (2011) to an SSD. I boot to a High Sierra installer that i created and format it to Apfs, but then the drive is greyed out - it states it ...
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Expected incremental backup performance on Mid-2015 MacBook Pro

I use Acronis True Image backup software on a new mid-2015 MacBook Pro Retina with a 2.8GHz processor and a 1TB SSD running High Sierra and APFS. Incremental backups, even when there's almost no ...
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Can't access APFS partition for more than a few minutes

Sorry if this is long, but I'm trying to be through the first time around. My MacBook pro running high sierra recently started crashing within a few minutes of logging in without fail. I decided to ...
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Unable to find an APFS Container Reference after fixing FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF error

After following this guide and giving my partition the proper GUID, i can't access it. Is there a way to recover the container reference its supposed to have or at least a way for me to extract data ...
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Cannot create Bootcamp partition on High Sierra APFS SSD disk

I am trying to create a Windows Bootcamp partition on High Sierra but when I got to select the target disk it tells me that there is no space left on the macOS container. My SSD has 250 GB free space ...
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Is it possible to clone directories in APFS?

APFS supposedly features cloning for files and directories I would like to figure out how this works, but I can't find a way to use this feature. The only man page which seems vaguely relevant ...
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What would be the cleanest method of converting my APFS macOS partition back to HFS+?

After installing High Sierra when it was released, I was initially happy with APFS and gave no care to its relative novelty. Recently I've been using Linux, macOS, and Windows, and having to reboot ...
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Encryption of APFS volume won't finish

A few weeks ago I told all of my three external hard drives to encrypt. This went well, macOS (10.13.4) converted them to a APFS formatted encrypted volume, except for one drive. This drive doesn't ...
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Can't resize APFS Container: Not enough free space in Container due to APFS limits or tidemarks

When I try to resize my APFS container, I get the following error: Error: -69531: There is not enough free space in the APFS Container for this operation due to APFS limits or APFS tidemarks (perhaps ...
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I've created multiple DMG files from the same folder - checksum is different on each?

Quite some time ago I've noticed that even if I create DMG files from the same directory, with same files and etc, the results are always different. Not only their size is ~15 bytes shorter/longer ...
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File are set with inode id that contain offset of 0x200000000

My root filesystem is formatted to APFS and I'm working under macOS version High Sierra. For some reason, all my files are allocated with fileid that is added to offset of 0x200000000 For example, ...