More insights into how to create and use references to files which are unaffected when you move the file, or restart your Mac. And a new version of Precize to help.
If apps can remember old documents in the Open Recent menu command, how can I do the same?
Some apps track old documents wherever they go; others lose them if they are put in a different folder. Here’s why, and some new features for the next release of Precize.
Does APFS currently support hard disks, Fusion Drives, and other forms of storage beyond SSDs? The devil is in the detail.
Buying or replacing external storage for Macs is extremely uncertain at the moment because of issues over APFS. Here’s some guidance for selecting hard disks, for backups and more.
Many files in macOS are more than just their data, and contain metadata in extended attributes. Does macOS know the true size of any file, taking into account those attributes?
Have you been warned not to use extended attributes because they aren’t supported beyond macOS? But they are: here are details of file systems and Cloud services.
General account of xattrs, their storage, types, tools for working with them, and common problems.
Even a lean and simple High Sierra system has many xattrs of many types, and plenty of files still have ‘resource forks’. Plus details of some important xattrs used by Apple’s system files.
They’re almost invisible, but surprisingly widely used. xattrs come in very many different types, and contain valuable information. Here are results from analysing most of a Sierra startup volume.