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Tag Archives: Disk Utility

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How to Create a Disk Image (.dmg) for Storage in macOS

Using the Disk Utility in macOS, you can create a blank disk image for storage. A disk image (.dmg file) is a file that looks and acts like a mountable device or volume.  In other words, it’s a file that...

Reverting an APFS Drive to HFS+ the Easy Way

Back in December of 2018 when APFS was brand-new in macOS 10.14 Mojave, The Rocket Yard featured an article showing the rather arduous method of reverting an APFS (Apple File System) drive to the older HFS+ format. One of the...

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How to Use macOS Recovery in macOS Catalina

macOS Recovery is part of the built-in recovery system of your Mac. It can help you restore data from Time Machine, reinstall the operating system, get online help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and much more. You can start up from macOS Recovery and use its utilities to recover from many types of software issues or take other actions on your Mac such as...

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How macOS Catalina Improves Mac Security

Mac owners who have upgraded to macOS Catalina have probably noticed a lot of new features and changes to existing functionality. But they may not have really been aware of how much Apple has improved Mac security. Today we’ll look at some of the changes and how they keep your Mac safe from intrusion.

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How to Use Migration Assistant with macOS Catalina

If you just upgraded to a new Mac, or used the clean install method to upgrade to macOS Catalina, chances are you’re going to need to copy information from your old Mac, or older Mac OS, to your upgraded Mac. There...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility Folder, Part 1

The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice. In this first of a two-part article, we're going to look...

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