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.

Paragon wrote a driver in 2018, with which you might be able to READ a APFS disk, but it vanished not long after. I guess Apple wanted to entice people to upgrade to an OS later than El Capitan, or better, update to a newer machine, and therefore probably forced the driver out of open linkage.

This URL is fetched out of Wayback Machine, but apparently it is still on the company’s webserver: http://dl.paragon-software.com/free/Paragon-1218-FRU_MacInstallUnlock_1.0.164.dmg

Why did I write this? Because I despise being forced into a corner; because I take pride in keeping my old machines alive; and because I dislike their tactics. And to send a message. They might send ME one, I don’t know – it’s all speculation on my part – but then it’a all safely tucked away at Wayback machine. They can’t touch that, can they?

How to extract images from Google Chrome’s cache

How to extract images from Google Chrome’s cache, since Chrome for what ever reason turned off that option following v.63 of the browser

(Pray tell, if you find an app to do this better and easier)

  1. Find a version of Chrome prior to v.63
  2. Open the old Chrome browser, and let it complain about not being able to use [yada yada] a newer profile (doesn’t matter – you don’t need to worry)
  3. Install the Chrome plugin “Download All Images” – it places a small icon next to the link field. You can pretty much leave the settings of the plugin as they are. Maybe rename the ZIP file name under “save in” for clarity.

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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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Auto-Upload to FTP folder with Cyberduck

[Don’t know, if Windows users will have any use of this. Sorry.)

I use this on a Mac OSX.4.11 installation, and it should work all the way up to OSX.8.

The Cyberduck FTP upload AppleScript, which chrispie.com had modified, I have further modified and now very flattering call AutoUpload2FTPwCyberduck. This means it does not sync – it simply auto-uploads things, which are added to a designated folder.

Once you have placed the script in (HD)/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts, and attached the script to a folder of your choice via Folder Actions (Ctrl+Folder Actions), AU2FTPwC goes to work.


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