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Questions tagged [apfs]

Apple File System (APFS) is a proprietary file system for macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS, developed and deployed by Apple Inc. It aims to fix core problems of HFS+ (also called Mac OS Extended), APFS's predecessor on these operating systems. Apple File System is optimized for flash and solid-state drive storage, with a primary focus on encryption.

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Healthy APFS volume trapped by broken container

How do I mount a healthy APFS volume belonging to a broken APFS container? The volume has FileVault enabled. All data sits in a external disk.
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APFS encrypted sparsebundle won't fully compact

I have an APFS encrypted sparsebundle saved on my HD. It is not a time machine backup, rather something I created and maintain manually. On occasion I perform an hdiutil compact to reclaim HD space. ...
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How to fix an APFS corruption?

A few weeks ago, I copied some directories from an old external hard drive to my iMac. I ended up with a few corrupt files due to the bad state of this ancient hard drive. I managed to delete them, ...
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Creating a base image for macOS High Sierra with Apple File System (APFS)

I used to be able to create a single dmg file of a Mac disk drive (contains all partitions including recovery partition) and then deploy it to another Mac as per these instructions: https://support....
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best process after drive upgrade (High Sierra APFS with FileVault encryption)

I am running MacOS 10.13.5 with APFS format SSD and FileVault encryption. I need to upgrade the drive from 1/4 TB to 1/2 TB. I want to avoid having to reinstall all my applications and data after re-...
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rEFInd doesn't start Mac OSX

I had rEFInd running fine previously. Then I updated to Mac OSX Mojave beta. After the update, rEFInd was missing. So I just reinstalled it. However, it didn't work. Went back to 10.13.5 fresh ...
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How do I mount a raw APFS filesystem from the commandline on macOS?

Creating a raw image with an APFS filesystem in it is pretty straight-forward: $ hdiutil create -megabytes 1 -layout NONE -fs apfs -volname unicode unicode.dmg created: /Users/daniel/test/apfs/...
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Installer .pkg from terminal fails to APFS volume

Had a .pkg I've been installing from command line to various systems for ages with no problem, recently noticed it's been failing with the following error message: Cannot install on volume /Volumes/...
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How can I stop the encryption process of a APFS formatted external disk in Mac OS X?

My drive, APFS formatted in the newest Mac OS, is currently encrypting but I want to stop it. I found: is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?, however it does not work for APFS ...
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How to mount APFS on Linux or Windows?

Is there any way to mount APFS partition read only or read/write on Linux or Windows?
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APFS broke find command

I just upgraded to APFS on an external drive. Now this is happening: find /Volumes/FDDISK | head /Volumes/FDDISK /Volumes/FDDISK/.HFS+ Private Directory Data /dir_2354142ISK/.HFS+ Private Directory ...