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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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APFS Container Disk & APFS Container Scheme Mismatch - Cannot Resize

I have an issue where I screwed up my partitions by removing a PC formatted partition, and it did not recombine itself with my overall partition. Issue happened because I got a new SSD, loaded my mac ...
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Lost my APFS partition after using EaseUS partition manager on Bootcamp

I used macOS mojave(APFS partition) and Windows10(Bootcamp). And I tried to expand Bootcamp partition with moving Windows OEM partition by EaseUS partition master in windows. After this, I can’t find ...
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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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MacPro, APFS, Bootcamp Startup Disk

Has anyone used brigadier to get a more recent Mac's bootcamp installer and extract whatever bits allow APFS volumes to show up in the startup disk selector in the bootcamp control panel under windows?...
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APFS - how do I enable transparent compression

How do i enable transparent filesystem compression on any APFS volume? Or check if it is already enabled? I am expecting something similiar to NTFS compressed attribute. According to Wiki it should ...
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macOS partition disappered after installing windows 10 using bootcamp

I use a macbook pro 2015 with macOS High Sierra. I installed windows 10 using bootcamp, which resized the macOS partition and created a 80GB windows partition. The machine boots into windows just fine....
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Can't resize macOS partition (APFS error code 49187)

I'm unable to shrink my APFS macOS partition in Disk Utility or by using diskutil. When I try with either method, I receive error code 49187. There appears to be no reference for these codes and I can'...
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APFS Encrypted vs APFS + FileVault?

I upgraded the SSD in a Mac Mini and I'm reinstalling Mojave via internet recovery. The disk is completely erased right now, and when creating a new partition it asks me if I want to choose APFS or ...
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Interpreting various First Aid error messages

Can someone provide documentation or their own knowledge to interpret the below messages? I've researched this diligently but no post has the same combination of messages that I have. There are 5 ...
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How do I split Fusion drive on Mojave / APFS?

I have a 2013 iMac (27" 3.5GHz i7, model id iMac14,2, EMC 2639) that has a Fusion drive. I want to replace the Fusion's internal HDD with an SSD. My understanding is that I should split the Fusion ...
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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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How to force Disk Encryption password on boot for ALL users?

I want my MBP to be unlocked with Disk Encryption Password before getting access to the login screen. (read : I want to have two passwords prompts before the MBP can be used) Therefore, I made a ...
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Deleted an APFS Volume, but it still shows as “Other Volumes” claimed space within the container

I have an older MacBook Pro running OS X 10.13.6, the last version supported on the hardware. It has an SSD which was upgraded to APFS a while ago. A few months back, unfixable filesystem corruption ...
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APFS Container is corrupt beyond what I can find online - but Data Recovery software finds my things just fine?

I've followed guide after guide and nobody on the Internet has gotten errors as simple as I have. I've managed to use gdisk to change the partition type to the APFS it is meant to be, but it still won'...
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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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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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ERROR -69620 on APFS encrypted disk

I have an external hard disk encrypted by APFS $ sudo diskutil apfs list APFS Containers (2 found) | +-- Container disk1 ... | | +-- Container ERROR -69808 ====================== APFS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Resize APFS partition in Mojave

I'm attempting to resize a partition that's too small for my needs. Here's the output from diskutil list: ~> diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal): #: TYPE NAME ...
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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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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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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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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+...