Explaining inodes, names, dates, permissions, file types, and specialised attributes used for iCloud.
How to store a 400 GB sparse bundle on a volume which only has 200 GB free space – provided that you don’t actually use the space that isn’t there.
Now runs native on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. With a comparison of results between 10.15 and 11.0.
When nothing seems able to get that preference setting right, don’t abandon hope – follow this instead.
More file, folder and permissions magic courtesy of Catalina’s privacy system. How to tag a Photos library.
In the last few days, Apple has again changed its recommended procedure for resetting or repairing permissions on […]
Where does Apple warn the user that four stray files in an unprotected folder are specially protected by the Sandbox kernel extension?
Additional to the protected folders listed in the Privacy pane, macOS has a secret list of files which are also read-only. Apple hasn’t documented these.
When a file’s permissions are set to allow the user to write to it, but an app testing whether the file is writable is told that it isn’t.
Can now explain what is wrong with a file’s permissions, and can scan any folder of you choice.