Tips to help you investigate and tackle problems arising in Catalina with its new privacy protections, particularly those of folders such as Documents.
A future version of macOS (?10.16) will check code signatures more thoroughly than at present. Here’s what to do to start preparing for that.
Xattrs are marvellous features of macOS, but unless a developer is aware of their lability and how to preserve them, they aren’t good places to store metadata of any importance.
There are problems with backups of Photos Libraries and evicted items in iCloud Drive. Here are full details.
Updates to two utilities to create and edit metadata in extended attributes, which work better with Spotlight search. Now compatible with Catalina.
With recent privacy protection, notarization requirements, and extended checking of executable code, it’s getting more common for an app not to launch. What can you do when that happens?
Three apps in new versions which automatically check for updates, and will download them for you when you wish.
Brings a new Stripper tool to remove xattrs in bulk, extensive Help, and a code integrity check.
Second of two, here looking at quarantine of documents, what it means, how it occurs. Much more common than apps, but mysterious.
First of two articles – this looking at how quarantine works for apps and other executables, details of the flag itself, how it behaves, and more.