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.
There’s more to the Finder’s illusions than plain folders. Here’s an explanation of packages and bundles, and how to use and abuse them.
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.
Do you know the differences between an alias, hard link, and symbolic link? Each has its uses, and understanding them is important.