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Old 01-17-2019, 05:33 AM
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Mine is AFPS ... why I should avoid it ?


In addition to Sardi's note, there are *still* no good directory repair/recovery utilities for APFS drives (Diskwarrior has said they have only just recently received proper documentation of the file system from Apple) - until such a utility exists (and no, Disk Utility's repair function is not sufficient) I'm avoiding APFS.


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In addition to Sardi's note, there are *still* no good directory repair/recovery utilities for APFS drives (Diskwarrior has said they have only just recently received proper documentation of the file system from Apple) - until such a utility exists (and no, Disk Utility's repair function is not sufficient) I'm avoiding APFS.


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That’s a VERY good point.

I totally forgot that DW isn’t currently supporting APFS formatted drives.


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GUID partition map, OSX extended journaled format. Avoid case-sensitive, any of the Windows formats, and also APFS.
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Good choice.

For all the reasons mentioned above HFS+ seems the safer bet for the time being on external drives.


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Hmm, I use MacDrive 10 in Windows 10, and being cross-platform, I plug Mac drives into my PC with regularity without trouble. Curious as to what your issue was.
I called their tech support as I was not able to get it to work at all(this was maybe 6 months ago). That's when they told me the current(then) version(which I paid for) was not compatible with Windows 10. Guess they got it together
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I called their tech support as I was not able to get it to work at all(this was maybe 6 months ago). That's when they told me the current(then) version(which I paid for) was not compatible with Windows 10. Guess they got it together
I had to replace the guts of my workstation last summer and do a complete install from scratch, and that must have been when I upgraded to MacDrive 10. Guess that was just after they got it together.
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