APFS Volume

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16 November 2020

Install macOS Big Sur and Catalina in parallel without a partition

Thanks to the APFS file system, it is very easy on the Apple Mac to install two operating systems in parallel on one hard drive - and that without partitions. In the past, hard disks had to be broken down into individual virtual parts (partitions), then [...]
29 July 2020

What is the Macintosh HD Data volume doing on my hard drive?

As of macOS 10.15 Catalina with the APFS file system, the hard drive of the Apple Mac is divided into “Macintosh HD” and “Macintosh HD data” by default. The two volumes have different properties that can be changed without further insight into [...]
3 January 2020

Delete APFS volume - you have to pay attention to this!

An APFS volume can be a useful alternative to a partition in macOS versions that run under Apple's own file system. Because where a partition occupies a fixed storage space, an APFS volume is flexible and only gets [...]
18 November 2019

Using 32-bit apps under macOS Catalina: Here's how!

With Apple's Mac operating system macOS 10.15 Catalina, only 64-bit apps can be used. Software with 32-bit architecture can no longer be used by default. However, there are one or two tricks, thanks to which the "old" apps always [...]
28 October 2019

Mac: APFS volume or partition - their advantages and disadvantages

In order to test current beta versions or to install two different macOS editions in parallel, you can create APFS volumes on the Mac hard drive instead of creating partitions. The advantage is that the partition takes up as much space as [...]
11 October 2019

Install macOS Catalina without a partition parallel to Mojave

Install the new macOS Catalina without having to forego Mojave (or High Sierra)? That sounds absurd at first, but it isn't at all. Because you can use both operating systems on your Apple Mac in parallel on [...]