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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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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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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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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: Converted to APFS and Finder not updating available capacity

I'm running OS 10.13.1 and I did a fresh install of High Sierra and imported my files, apps, etc via the migration assistant. I have an original Apple SSD installed. Since installing, the available ...
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How can this folder be larger on disk than the sum of its files?

I'm using an APFS-formatted drive under macOS 10.14, and I have found that various folders on my hard drive read like this when I use Get Info on them: 2,959,512 bytes (4.1 MB on disk) for 19 items ....
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Is there a way to create APFS snapshots on external drives?

There are many guides explaining how to create and manage snapshots on APFS via tmutil, but all of these seem to only work within the framework of Time Machine local snapshots. Is there any way to ...
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Diskutil won't resize APFS container Error: -69521

200GB unused, but can't change APFS container size due to minimum requirement I've got this exact same problem here, same error, same message, I tried everything in there already but nothing ...
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mac merge 2 apfs containers, free container is not first on disk

I got a used macbook pro off of ebay. The previous owner had a recovery image taking up 420G on a separate containers. I am trying to merge the containers, but the system does not like it because ...
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Unlocking APFS volume window doesn't accept input

After upgrading macOS to from 10.11 El Capitan to 10.14 Mojave and with that got the main disk converted to APFS (and also encrypted), the computer cannot be booted. Boot screen shows a white ...
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APFS system volume gone after Macbook Air logic board failure

I only have partial information, and do not 100% know the exact OSx version or how full the drive was, but I think it was pretty topped out. No recent backups, important data, and I have already put ...
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Is there a way to go back to a previous state of an APFS Partition on an external drive?

My question sums it up. I would like to go back in time on a partition on an external drive which is formatted on APFS. Decrypting a VirtualBox image, VBox crashed (as it does all the time in Mojave) ...
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Cloned SSD After prohibition symbol - files lost?

After getting a prohibition symbol about four weeks ago I cloned my internal SSD to an external APFS drive and got the error message "APFS inverter failed to invert the volume - invalid argument". I ...
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How to change the boot order of APFS volumes? [duplicate]

I recently set up a new APFS volume to support dual boot for the macOS Catalina beta alongside my Mojave install. Unfortunately, this new "beta OS" volume seems to have set itself up as the default ...
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Unable to open files recovered from ContainerToInvert

It's been a week that I have been trying to recover files from ContainerToInvert after having to recover and delete my main hard drive. Now after using this side: Can ContainerToInvert file be ...
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Can anyone help me figuring out what's wrong with my drive structure?

I've realized something is wrong with my disks/drives/partitions structure when I tried countless installing Windows via Bootcamp but it would always fail. Please take a look at what I have: This is ...
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Computer Froze, Now Raid over iSCSI (APFS Format) is no longer mountable. GPT/MBR not present

I was exporting video in Premiere and the computer froze so I had to restart. Upon restarting, I noticed the raid drive I connect to over iSCSI was not showing up on my desktop. However, it appeared ...
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unable to find Paragon NTFS for Western Digital(WD) external drives

I have had Paragon NTFS 15's free version for Western Digital Drives. Just like Seagate offers. Somehow I had to erase my MacBook Pro and the software has been deleted. So now I am unable to find it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Yet another corrupted partition table on macOS Mojave

I've seen a couple of posts on here addressing similar issues. Since I don't have in-depth understanding of what went wrong I have to describe what happened in my case and hope you'll help me. Thanks. ...
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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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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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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): #: ...