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Even though it is an external drive, the encryption system being used is still FileVault. There's currently no method to cancel a decryption of the drive. You'll have to wait until the drive is fully decrypted, and then re-encrypt it.


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If you are able to repair you drive, then you will need to be running at least Sierra in order to mount the macOS partition on the SSD via USB. Below are two possible solutions. Using a Third Party Tool Since you already have the SSD connected as disk2 in a USB port, a simple solution would be to download and use gdisk. The current gdisk installer is ...


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Moving the entire user domain, instead of just the folders for Videos and Photos may be overkill, though it would keep things simple. You're not going to see any advantage from moving preferences, audio files, Word docs, etc, as they are too small and not causing any bottleneck. There's no disadvantage either, except that if the Mac boots up and can't find ...


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It is not possible to stop the decryption of the drive while also using the drive. You can unmount and possibly unplug the external drive, and the decryption will obviously stop. However, as soon as you plug the drive in again and mount the file system, the decryption process will continue. You cannot ask the system to stop that. Your options are either ...


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Moving by cut & paste is not really that different from copying and deleting, no. The explanation for the data loss is buffering. When you ask Finder to cut & paste (or copy and delete - doesn't matter) - all that Finder does it ask the operating system to copy data to the external drive and delete the file from the internal drive. The operating ...


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My favorite tool for that is the "dd" command that comes with macOS. It needs to be used from the Terminal, so if that puts you off - there are also GUI alternatives. "dd" is quite simple and will copy all data - including "free" areas. You take a clone by first rebooting your computer into Recovery mode. Then mount an external drive where you want to ...


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I'm assuming you've disabled SecureBoot, and that the volume name is identical in what follows: It's possible that the T2 chip on these new (2018) Minis makes 'straight' cloning difficult. I had the same problem when I cloned my old 2012 Mini's volume onto my 2018 Mini : I too got a flashing question mark. I was able to fix it by installing Mojave on top ...


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I saved my SSD partitions with TestDisk My partition table did gone and My SSD has two partitions, first one is NTFS and second one is mac os extended. And I save my partition table like this guide. https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step#Partition_table_recovery


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From Ubuntu, you need to run the command gdisk. Open a Terminal. Basically, press the control+alt/option key combination. Enter the command given below to execute gdisk. sudo gdisk /dev/sda If the version is not at least 1.0.4, then enter the q command to exit gdisk. Next, enter the commands given below to update gdisk, then return to step 2. Otherwise, ...


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Do it! I got a 2018 Mac Mini as a gift but only a 256GB drive. My user profile is almost that size. So I got a 1TB SSD and a nice USB-C/Thunderbolt case and copied the profile over there. Works a treat for me. Once you have copied her profile to the external drive go into System Preferences > Users and Groups and Control Click on her user name and select ...


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If the second partition on HDD is for Mac data, you could attempt to install Windows 10 by allocating the entire HDD to Windows. After you have finished installing Windows, you could then shrink the Windows volume and create a partition for the Mac data.


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There's a 3rd party app available for exactly this purpose. Jettison app automatically ejects your external drives when you put your MacBook to sleep. It is a paid app with 15 days of free trial available.


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Reading the man page of diskutil, I found a command that I thought might provide at least some diagnostics on what was wrong: diskutil activity When you run this command, it will start monitoring all disk activity and report back to you until you stop it again. I ran this command and switched off the bricked external drive. Nothing happened. I switched ...


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Did you try clearing Purgeable Space on your Mac? If not, you can follow these steps to remove Purgeable space on your Mac running Sierra or Mojave: Open the Terminal application in Applications/Utilities. Enter the following into the Terminal window to start making a file that will grow until the disk is full: dd if=/dev/zero of=~/stupidfile.crap The ...


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On the assumption that you have APFS file system, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and local snapshots - the system might take some time to purge the space. The way to know this would be to open the system information and give it several minutes to catalog all the space into buckets. Second - check for local snapshots tmutil listlocalsnapshots / There are command ...


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I had the same issue before with my 4TB Seagate external hard drive too. It also takes too long for the system to recognize my disk, and a lot more issues came with it. If you unplugged your drive without unmounting / ejecting it properly, it could potentially been occupied by some processes such as quicklookd in the background, this can potentially cause ...


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