Which of the cluster of hidden files and folders at the top level of an APFS volume should be preserved or copied to a copy of that volume?
The answer could be anything from 15 to 32 GB. Maybe the Finder’s just having a wild guess? Numbers courtesy of Big Sur and APFS.
macOS Catalina is the first version of macOS which boots not from a single volume, but from two: […]
Updated for 10.15 release, with a clearer explanation of how Catalina’s new boot Volume Group works in practice, in the Finder and Terminal.
Note: I have now updated this with the latest roadmaps for 10.15 release. A further article will follow […]
There isn’t as much choice in HFS+: you have just two devices for dividing a disk, volumes and […]
Catalina will change our boot disks substantially with its read-only system volume. Here’s an account of what we already have in Mojave.
Tired of waiting minutes to see the size of a large and complex folder? Didn’t APFS fix that with Fast Directory Sizing? Maybe.
One of the Finder’s grand illusions, these are standard documents actually composed of a hierarchy of files and folders. Here are some details of common packages.
Summary of the hidden folders and files you’re most likely to encounter at the top level of a volume, and at the top level of your Home folder.