APFS Retrofit Kit For MacOs

– to mount APFS drives on OS’ up to El Capitan

If you have a Mac with MacOS X up to El Capitan (OSX 11), you can neither access APFS-formatted external drives, nor connect to a Mac in Target mode formatted as such. If your OS-harddrive is formatted as HFS+, you can only mount, read and write to other HFS+ disks. Continue reading “APFS Retrofit Kit For MacOs”

How to download macOS/OSX from Apple’s official download locations (3 methods) [reddit]

the installers for OSX and MacOS that you can never find

Your old installers do not work. Yes, the ones you saved for when you would need to downgrade purchases to an older OS or re-install on top of a dysfunctional (older) OS. You get an error message. The problem is most likely not with your installer, but that Apple stopped “signing” their installers. Which seems to be an off-line proces…

You can try to set your computer’s date to a date within a year of the OS’s initial release date (while turning off your internet connection) during install or creation of a USB boot stick.

If that does not work, you need to re-download the needed installers. Pay attention to the warnings on this page about carefully marking the various re-downloaded installers, as they will arrive on you computer indistinguishable from each other!

Then follow the download links from below:

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