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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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Enlarge APFS container with free space

The container scheme of my hard drive is the following I have more or less 87 GB free, that are not contained in this list. I have removed the container of size 87 GB with the command sudo ...
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Mac Pro with Mojave snapshots [duplicate]

I cannot create a local snapshot to back up on a Mac Pro with Mojave, what can I do about that?
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Why am I getting “An internal error occurred while preflighting your volume for APFS conversion”?

I have a Mac Mini 2014. I just installed a second SSD drive Samsung Evo 500GB and would like to use as the primary drive for OS. I formatted both drives with disk utility to OS Extended Journaled and ...
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A way to clone APFS and NTFS partitions from Mac OS?

I own a MacBook Pro and use dual-boot (MacOS and Windows). My 500gb internal SSD disk is partitioned like this: 400GB APFS volume with MacOS installed 100GB NTFS volume with Bootcamp installed I use ...
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Cannot boot into macOS APFS after resizing Bootcamp using EaseUS

Trying to restore my Mac's APFS partition after it became unbootable from using EaseUS to resize Bootcamp. Trying to install Linux so wanted to resize the Bootcamp partition and now I can't boot into ...
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Completely reset Mojave disk

I’ve got a Mojave installation with an APFS drive. I’ve installed and uninstalled Boot Camp partitions several times over the years, and somehow things have gotten out of sync. I can now see the 500GB ...
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Encrypted drive log of mounts/unmounts?

Do encrypted volumes contain any log telling when they were mounted and unmounted? I have several encrypted USB thumb drives and I would like to know whether someone has tried to put them into ...
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Replacing HDD with SSD; what about non-APFS/APFS?

iMac 27-inch, Late 2013, macOS up-to-date I would like to back up my internal HDD (non-APFS) with Time Machine. Then erase the HDD. Then have the HDD replaced with a new internal SSD. Then restore ...
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how to covert macOS Extended Journaled to apfs?

My Macintosh HD is running Sierra from which partition for mojave was made which doesn’t has APFS option. Installed Mojave 10.14.2 on a MacBook Pro mid 2012 which has HDD and volume formatted in ...
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Alternatives to APFS which keeps corrupting itself? [duplicate]

Macos mojave locked up, forcing me to reboot. I was then presented with the prohibitory symbol indicating that the OS can no longer load. It was caused by APFS being corrupted, confirmed by disk ...
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Can't format drive to APFS on older machine prior to 10.13 install

I have a Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro that I've just put a new SSD into. I didn't format the SSD prior to putting it into the computer, my plan was to boot into "recovery mode" (not sure of Apple's term ...
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Cannot Compile APFS Fuse

Trying to compile APFS fuse to grab files off of a OSX partition; recieve errors when compiling: 87%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/apfs-fuse.dir/apfsfuse/ApfsFuse.cpp.o /home/avgv5tv5linux/apfs-...
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How to unlock APFS volume with iCloud account data?

During upgrading to Mojave, the disk is locked and I see the prohibition sign when boot up. I understand that now I need to unlock my volume. But I tried my usual login password it didn't work. It ...
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unlock macOS encrypted Volume on linux

How can i unlock a Partition that has been created and encrypted using Apples Disk Utility on a linux machine? There are 2 formats one can encrypt Volumes with Disk Utility : CoreStorage encrypted ...
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What are the drawbacks to reformatting my hard drive back to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from APFS

I am concerned about not being able to use Time Machine to back up my drive. I've been told that was due to my disk being formatted as APFS. What must be done to return my Mac to Mac OS Extended (...
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Resetting Mac OS

I am trying to erase and reset my Macbook Air. When I click erase I am confused between APFS and APFS Encrypted. I think my current format is APFS encrypted. Could anyone suggest seeing the picture ...
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macOS Mojave won't install updates past 10.14.1 due to requirement for APFS formatting

I have a MBP 2012 I upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave after it came out as GA. I don't recall if I was asked about upgrading to APFS when Id id that, but at this time the main volume is Mac OS ...
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Rebuild APFS Container Scheme using Terminal

I am having an issue with an internal HDD from my MacBook Pro Mid-2012 by some reason not sure why it change the file system from GUID to APFS. Right now I been trying to recover my data but there are ...
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Cannot partition w/ Boot Camp Assistant on macOS Mojave

Late 2016 Macbook Pro running Mojave 10.14.3, APFS-formatted (ugh). I have run Disk Utility to verify my disk, and I've run fsck -fy from single-user mode several times. Both of these have reported ...
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Full Disk Encryption with Time Machine Backup

I don't know the appropriate setup to encrypt whole disk drive using FileVault 2 and Automatically backup it without issues. Currently, I'm using a 2nd-gen Intel i7 MBP running macOS High Sierra 10.13....
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Is there a reason to prefer HFS+ over APFS for disk images in High Sierra and/or Mojave?

I'm creating small encrypted disk images (under 10 GB) to be used to secure and transfer data between systems running High Sierra (for now) and Mojave. Are there any technical reasons to prefer HFS+ (...
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Extand main APFS partition on MacOS Mojave 10.14.3

As it can be seen from the screenshot below my APPLE SSD is of size 500GBs, but my Apple_APFS Container disk1 is of size 450GBs. There was a Container disk 2 of size 50GBs before but I successfully ...
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Is data in an APFS container erased after main partition is reformatted?

I am trying to create a data partition for my user account so as if I need to re-install my computer, I do not lose any data that is on the other partition. If I had the following layout on my 512GB ...
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Reclaim removed APFS partition disk space

I've tried to use a case-sensitive file system, but I had some trouble. So I've split the hard drive into two partitions, added a case-insensitive volume and cloned it. That worked perfectly. Then I ...
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Missing HDD space after diskutil command

I wanted to merge 2 partitions disk0s2(unused space) and disk0s4(OS volume) My disk looked like this: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Fix a sometimes happening prohibitory sign 🚫

Well, I know there's an answer to a similar question here: Getting a 🚫 sometimes on boot, but this is slightly different. My system is running on external drive. Actually on an external ...
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APFS partition inaccessible

The APFS partition does not mount anymore, I'm not very experienced, but I tried to mount it with some terminal command by varying the parameters, but it can not find anything. I have already looked ...
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How can I merge two APFS partitions on the same drive? [duplicate]

I have a 140GB partition I would like to merge into an existing partition. Both are APFS formatted. How can I merge these two containers ? Container Disk2 is my MacMini OS Mojave 115.9GB Container ...
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df with APFS: still working?

Since switching to APFS I noticed that df delivers strange results. For example: $ df -h / Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1s1 466Gi ...
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Why does Refind break when upgrading from Mac OS High Sierra (HFS) to Mojave (APFS) on NVMexpress Macs?

Problem: NVMExpress Macs that have Refind do not see the APFS container and I cannot boot into my mac. Also, apologies to those who were aware of this solution, but I faced this issue along with ...
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TimeMachine Backup of APFS SSD in Mojave Never Completes

I am trying to setup up TimeMachine to a network attached storage (NAS) drive. My setup is successful, but like many others with an APFS partition (instead of HFS+), TimeMachine never completes the ...
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Timemachine backups to Encrypted APFS partition. Checkbox turn off encryption

I am trying to use a newly created APFS encrypted case sensitive APFS partition with Time Machine backups. If I do not check the box encrypt backups, it prompts for the password to turn off encryption....
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Unable to mount AFPS disk cloned with dd (no mountable file systems)?

We have a laptop that won't boot up correctly, however, we're able to get it into target disk mode. I did a diskutil list and I saw there was an [external] disk (which listed a single AFPS partition ,...
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Corrupted APFS partition?

I have Sierra (HFS+) and High Sierra (APFS) on different partitions on my mac. Unfortunately, High sierra won't boot anymore. I have no idea why that happened. Tried to boot using Sierra and checked ...
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Copying files from APFS to Mac OS Extended too slow

I'm using NVME SSD (APFS) as my main boot drive. I also have USB 3 External SSD (Mac OS Extended Journal). I just tried to copy 40GB files from APFS to mac OS Extended and it took 15 mins. It's ...
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APFS Volume not claiming available APFS Container space

I'm at my wit's end with this, and I can't find anything about it in documentation or questions, so I thought I'd ask one. I had an APFS Fusion Drive that included two drives: (120+500) GB. I cloned (...
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Mac mini (Late 2014) fails to restart on Mojave from external disk

I boot from an external USB SSD, Samsung T3. During a PWR/OFF PWR/ON cycle the machine boots from the correct drive, according to the selected startup drive in System Preferences. However, when ...
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Resizing a partition to increase into space before itself

Simple Explanation: Expanded Explanation: All I want to do is delete disk0s9 and have disk0s4 resize and take up the empty space. I want to Delete container disk4 (disk0s9). I don't want the ...
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APFS encryption problem - two external disks stuck at 10%

macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) both disks are seagate 4TB (each with less than 1TB used) I foolishly decided to encrypt both my external hard disks (that hold the same data) simultaneously. I worked ...
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Is it possible to recover a deleted APFS volume?

Nothing’s been changed or formatted. The “container” is not mounted and the volume I accidentally deleted still shows up in the Boot menu at startup. How would I go about recovering this APFS volume?...
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APFS encryption passphrase questions

Out of curiosity, I have a couple of questions regarding APFS passphrases. Using diskutil I found out that each APFS encrypted volume includes several cryptographic users, which at least in my system ...
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And yet another… corrupted partition table

I have an external hard drive that has two partitions and one of them is not being mounted. The one that is not being mounted has data I would like to recover. Right before the problem I had installed ...
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How to fix misnamed filesystem in GPT?

I restructured my drive in Windows messing up my partition table as the software I used did not recognize apfs. In Mac recovery mode disk0s2 is recognised as a Linux Filesystem. It won't let me run ...
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Should I create APFS encrypted disk image on hard disk drives?

I'm about to create an encrypted sparse disk image on my HFS+ formatted hard drive, but then I wondered if APFS's drawbacks on HDDs will mean anything in this case, since the hardware is anyway on HFS+...
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Can an APFS volume be moved?

I have two APFS volumes on one disk. I wanted to shrink them to make a new volume for Bootcamp, but shrinking each one has left the free space separated. Is there a way to move the second volume ...
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APFS volume won't boot after mouse driver install

iMac recently updated to High Sierra and at same time, boot volume migrated to APFS. Installed compatible driver for my Evoluent mouse (which did ask for a Security 'Allow") and following reboot, Mac ...
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How to mount an APFS volume as a user's home directory?

TLDR; I can mount an APFS volume on /Users/foobar, where foobar is not an actual user, but mounting fails when trying to mount to /Users/newuser, when newuser is an actual user. BACKGROUND: I'm ...
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Difficulties Reinstalling Windows on bootcamp with APFS

I installed bootcamp a few years ago and now Windows is pretty hosed so I want to do a fresh install. Apple says to delete the bootcamp partition in bootcamp assistant (BCA), and then redo it. issue ...
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Reclaiming occupied space

A MBPro with a 250GB running the latest Mojave suddenly went from 100GB+ of free space to 5GB and is warning us about running out. Looking at About>Storage>Manage, it seems most of the occupied space ...
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Disk format for HDD with both APFS and HFS+ volumes

For a HDD which will have both HFS+ and APFS volumes, is it better to format the disk itself in Disk Utility (on High Sierra) as APFS or HFS+?