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How to use Disk Utility on external harddrive - Photos Library is stuck at updating

If I am understanding you correctly you have a drive that you think has a problem and it is only attached via network? If so then no you can't use disk utility to repair a network device. Disk ...
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Finder corrupt files on copy to external ssd

Most likely your problems is either caused by (a) a hardware defect, or (b) Finder updating metadata (stored inside your file) on copy. For (a) this could be caused by problems with the SSD itself and/...
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External Thunderbolt SSDs not showing space after deleting files

Just to update this, I tried reformatting as HFS and it does work to delete and recover space. I'm still not sure why APFS is jacked up on these particular Thunderbolt3 SSDs (the same problem is not ...
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External Thunderbolt SSDs not showing space after deleting files

APFS disks do not release the space for deleted files immediately. The files will still exist in an APFS snapshot, which records the state of the disk at a point in time. Snapshots will be deleted ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the "item is temporarily unavailable"

This process worked on 2022-05-08 I was trying to do a clean install for an Early 2009 27" iMac. The recovery console listed El Capitan as the available OS, but trying to do an Internet-based ...
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High Sierra Time Machine back up disk unusable

Well, I have no idea why but by just insisting and transferring files via Finder (not the Time Machine interface), I eventually made it. I just lost 1 series, 1 movie and a folder with 32 screenshots, ...
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How can I rename Device ID from disk1s5 to disk1s1

Hey @motoservo there's an answer to your question kindly provided by @david-anderson if you still need it! P.S. You will likely need to use Terminal to remove old APFS Container without reboot, use ...
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Mac OS Sierra - Disk Utility will not let me partition an external hard drive

I had the same issue, resolved with this steps, please refer attached image for more details. Select the correct Volume/Disk Select Erase For me it was selected wrong Scheme Master Boot Record ...
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What is the process to replace a hard drive in a Mac Mini?

You'll need to buy a USB to SATA cable or USB drive 'enclosure', so you can connect the new drive to the Mac while the old one is also still connected (and booted). Then I would recommend using either ...
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What is the process to replace a hard drive in a Mac Mini?

This iFixit page has a wealth of information about how to work on the 2011 Mini's hardware. These instructional pages on replacing the Hard Drive and the Hard Drive cable are exactly what you are ...
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WD Hard Disk not Mounting/First Aid not Running

I've been experiencing this same issue. Kept digging and searching and found the following entries: https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/695361 https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/680500?...
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Recover HFS volume, missing partition UUID

Since GPT is an abbreviation for GUID Partition Table, this answer will use GUID in place of UUID. Each GPT entry has a partition type GUID and an unique partition GUID. The exact format of an entry ...
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