Tag Archives: Disk Utility
Disk Utility Icon How to Create a Disk Image...
Using the Disk Utility in macOS, you can create a blank disk image for storage. A disk image (.dmg file) is a file that looks and acts like a...

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 Utilities Window How to Use macOS Recovery in...
macOS Recovery is part of the built-in recovery system of your Mac. It can help you restore data from Time Machine, reinstall the operating system, get online help online,...


Mac Migration Assistant How to Use Migration Assistant with...
If you just upgraded to a new Mac, or used the clean install method to upgrade to macOS Catalina, chances are you’re going to need to copy information from your...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility...
The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice....

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...

How to Securely Erase an SSD...
The process of securely wiping a drive, that is, removing every bit of the data it contains and scrambling its content enough to protect the information stored on the...


Mojave Upgrade Vs. Clean Install: We...
When you’re ready to install macOS Mojave, you’ll need to choose between two different install methods. The default is an upgrade install, which will update the version of the...

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...

Take a Test Drive: How to...
Sometime this summer, macOS Mojave will be made available to participants in the Apple Beta Software Program. Since the Beta Software Program is open to anyone who wishes to...