Introduced in the Finder in Mac OS X, these hidden and invisible files have been quietly causing havoc with backups, revision control systems, and more.
Disk Utility version 22.6 in Ventura 13.4 finally tackles bugs running First Aid on APFS volumes. Has it finally solved them?
With the sealed system and Cryptexes, macOS updates are less likely to cause problems. As RSRs are easy to uninstall, it’s simple to test whether they’re the cause.
hdiutil chpass, the only means of changing passwords for sparse bundles, doesn’t work in macOS Ventura 13.3.1. The workaround requires a VM and 13.1.
Fixes a crashing bug in the Disk Check feature.
Good space management doesn’t bring new emoji, but it makes a big difference when the Finder doesn’t give completely inaccurate figures for Available space. A practical demonstration of its gross errors.
Can we trust the figures the Finder provides for used and available space on a volume? What does it count as purgeable?
The Finder reported free space had risen by over 80 GB, that’s more than 50%. It looked like something had wiped some of my media libraries.
Should you run First Aid on every volume, then each container? And why can it return status 65? How can you work around that?
Have you ever tried running First Aid on an APFS volume and been told it failed with status 65? It’s time for that to be fixed, so we can check and repair disks properly.