How to Ad­dress APFS in other key sce­nar­ios

Mac Format - - MACOS SKILLS -

1 Con­vert in place

Want to con­vert an SSD/flash drive to en­sure it ben­e­fits from APFS? You can do it with­out eras­ing it (if its map is GUID), but back up its con­tents first. Se­lect the volume in Disk Util­ity and choose Edit > Con­vert to APFS.

2 AirPort disks

A USB drive con­nected to an AirPort Ex­treme or Time Cap­sule won’t show up in AirPort Util­ity, and can’t be shared over your net­work; do not use Disk Util­ity on your Mac to con­vert it to APFS – keep it as Mac OS Ex­tended.

3 Time Ma­chine

There are no set­tings to change to have Time Ma­chine back up a drive that’s APFS-for­mat­ted. Back­ups of your startup disk and other vol­umes should con­tinue to take place as be­fore, even if they are con­verted to use APFS.

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