APFS is not currently safe to use with names which might have Unicode normalisation issues – which means it is only safe with a limited ASCII character set.
Practical demonstrations, a new free tool to explore the problem, and examples to illustrate the issues which could arise with APFS.
The switch to Apple’s new file system seems to be going very well. Except that an old problem is now becoming apparent: how to name files and folders.
It looks like this will arrive shortly on iOS devices, with 10.3. What does it offer for Macs, and when will it ship?
Sierra brings undocumented weirdness to the Finder, with a folder that is, but it isn’t, and improved Finder aliases, which don’t work as well. Yet.
Its increasingly hard to know where your files are, when you let Sierra manage your storage using iCloud. This is not a neat illusion, but a confusing deception.
Do you know the differences between an alias, hard link, and symbolic link? Each has its uses, and understanding them is important.
Why is the new Apple File System called APFS? And what does it all mean? Decoding WWDC.
If you wanted to mess someone’s Mac up, you could go into their system files and change things around when they were out at lunch.
Even the most disorganised adult has some system of discriminating what things are most important – but not computers.