Start up in Safe Mode: should it start by checking and repairing your boot disk, or should you do that separately in Recovery Mode?
The third successive macOS upgrade brings fundamental changes which could so easily have resulted in catastrophe. How did Apple pull it off?
There isn’t as much choice in HFS+: you have just two devices for dividing a disk, volumes and […]
Third party tools for checking and repairing APFS are still very limited. Is it better to use fsck to check and repair APFS?
Snapshots are one of the crown jewels of APFS, and very powerful. Why then has Apple made them almost impossible to use?
Very few apps are able to make APFS snapshots – Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, and SuperDuper! Why aren’t they more accessible?
A good way of restoring a volume which has been damaged is from a previous snapshot. How easy is it in practice, though?
Some simple card tricks using TextEdit files demonstrate that most current apps don’t use new features in APFS. But they’re still safe and efficient.
How can you refer to an important file or directory, no matter where it’s moved on a volume, even when it’s renamed?
Should you enable TRIM, and what is it? Do you need to turn wear levelling on, and what about fragmentation on SSDs? Some mysteries explained.