An old bug in UTIs can cause problems for apps, and may even crash them. The issue is that macOS can’t always tell what type of object certain ‘files’ are.
So resolving an Alias doesn’t always update data in the Alias file, even though it returns the correct path when possible. This is becoming a mess.
It’s worth refreshing all your Finder Aliases before copying or cloning a volume to update their link info. Here’s a free tool to do that and more: Alifix.
When is macOS like a city? Or an Impressionist sketch? Could it ever become free of noticeable bugs?
Do you use Finder Column views and make Aliases to folders? If one of those gets broken, then the Finder may hang on you.
Apple has just pushed an update to the data used by Gatekeeper, bringing its version number to 158, […]
A table showing the main choices when using System Migration, and more detail on how the process works.
The mystery of the recurrent silent installation is solved, plus a fascinating list of macOS system sizes from 10.6.8 to 10.14. Do they keep growing?
I’m sure this used to be much easier in HFS+, but here’s a detailed set of instructions for making a bootable clone in High Sierra or Mojave, for an APFS disk.
Apple Mobile File Integrity is a combination of a KEXT and a LaunchDaemon which check app signatures, entitlements, and provisioning profiles.