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APFS Format and a "regular" hard drive?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: September 18, 2018 05:02PM
Spouse has a 2017 MacBook Air that came formatted with High Sierra and the APFS formatted SSD. 8 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD.

Previously an external hard drive was her Time Machine Back-up. Drive was formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

The new MacBook Air does not recognize this drive. Is it because of the different formats? Will I need to reformat one of the drives for compatibility?

TIA



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

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Re: APFS Format and a "regular" hard drive?
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: September 18, 2018 05:13PM
The Air should be able to read and write from all HFS drives (well, the ones that are physically attached), so that's not the issue. Can you see the drive in Disk Utility?
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Re: APFS Format and a "regular" hard drive?
Posted by: Microman
Date: September 18, 2018 05:19PM
Finder Preferences --> is show HD checked?
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Re: APFS Format and a "regular" hard drive?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: September 18, 2018 08:12PM
Finder Preferences are checked!

Cannot see the Drive in Disk Utility!

I will move the drive to my iMac tomorrow and see what happens.

Thanks for the suggestions. No joy yet!



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

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Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
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