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Randall75

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APFS
« on: February 09, 2019, 02:49:16 PM »
Hi Catters
 Why is Apple switching to this APFS in High Sierra and Mojave?
Now to of my products DiskWarrior 5 and Techtool Pro 10 won't rebuild the volumes.
So what do I NOW?


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Re: APFS
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 03:15:28 PM »
Apple File System (APFS), the default file system for Mac computers with solid state drives, features strong encryption, space sharing, snapshots, fast directory sizing, and improved file system fundamentals.
Quote from: Wikipedia
Despite the ubiquity of APFS volumes in today's Macs and the format's 2016 introduction, third party repair utilities continue to have notable limitations in supporting APFS volumes, due to Apple's delayed release of complete documentation. According to Alsoft, the maker of the popular DiskWarrior, Apple's 2018 release of finalized APFS format documentation will enable safe rebuilding of APFS disks in future versions of its flagship product. [DW can even now be used ton repair external drives using HFS] Competing products, including as MicroMat's TechTool and Prosoft's Drive Genius are expected to increase APFS support as well.
Hope that helps. As you can see, even Apple has not updated all their apps yet, so you are not alone in your needs. :)

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Re: APFS
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 05:51:27 PM »
The next major release of DiskWarrior will include the ability to rebuild APFS disks. TechTool Pro 11 already supports APFS. I know you have to upgrade those tools to get the new features but at least they are available (or will be).
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Re: APFS
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 06:13:41 PM »
Thanks for the replies but hate  having to pay more for an app upgrade that I just bought last year


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Re: APFS
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 07:04:41 PM »
Kinda makes you appreciate 'our' dev even more! [cheer] ThU5:-)