Tag Archives: APFS
Reverting an APFS Drive to HFS+...
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...

macOS Snapshots 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,...

catalina island with install arrow and text saying "Fixing Catalina" How to Fix macOS Catalina Installation...
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...

Upgrade Install macOS Catalina How to Upgrade Install macOS Catalina...
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...


Guide for Public Betas Tech Tip: Two More Ways to...
The other day, we showed developers how to install macOS 10.15 Catalina Developer Beta 1 onto a Parallels Desktop virtual machine. At the same time, we offered a few...

How to Revert a drive from...
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...

Apple File System OWC VP of Software Engineering Talks...
Watch Tim Standing, VP of Software Engineering for OWC, talk about APFS at the 2018 MacSysAdmin Conference — including the internals of Apple’s new file system, APFS, and how...


Disk Utility View Options: Solving the...
Disk Utility, the macOS Swiss Army knife for working with disks and storage volumes, may have a few blades missing, especially when it comes to working with unformatted drives...

How to Securely Wipe the Data...
Securely wiping a drive, removing all of its data, and ensuring that no meaningful information can be recovered, has long been a feature of Disk Utility and its erase...

First Aid: Verify and Repair HFS+,...
Disk First Aid, currently part of Disk Utility, has long been the go-to utility for verifying and repairing a Mac’s storage system. Included as a standalone app with the...