Tag Archives: APFS

Reverting an APFS Drive to HFS+ the Easy Way

Back in December of 2018 when APFS was brand-new in macOS 10.14 Mojave, The Rocket Yard featured an article showing the rather arduous method of reverting an APFS (Apple File System) drive to the older HFS+ format. One of the...

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Working with macOS Snapshots

Snapshots are a feature of APFS (Apple File System) that has been part of the macOS since High Sierra. A snapshot captures the state of an APFS formatted drive, and preserves all the files on the drive, as they appeared when the snapshot was taken. If you ever need to, you can roll back the drive to its previous state. In this Rocket Yard guide, we're going to take a look at APFS snapshots, how they’re created, managed, and deleted, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of snapshots.

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How to Fix macOS Catalina Installation Issues

Installing a new version of the Mac OS is generally a fairly pain-free process; this trend continues with macOS Catalina. Even so, it's a good idea to review our Rocket Yard guides for a clean install of macOS Catalina as well as...

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How to Upgrade Install macOS Catalina Safely

If you’re getting ready to install macOS Catalina on your Mac, you have some preparations to make and a few choices to make. While many people just download the new operating system and let the installer do its thing, it’s...

How to Revert a drive from APFS back to HFS+

UPDATE:June 15, 2020Changes to macOS and Disk Utility in macOS 10.15 Catalina now make this older method obsolete. Check out this new article to see how to revert an APFS drive to HFS+ easily. Apple's new APFS (Apple File System)...

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