The macOS File System: Disks, Volumes, and Partitions

The filesystem and storage are essential topics since they are the foundation of how macOS structures and organizes the file hierarchy and storage space. In this chapter, you will learn about the macOS default filesystem and the additional systems it supports. This chapter will help you understand them, as well as illustrate when you should use them. We will review important storage concepts, such as partition schemes and volume formats, including usage examples. You will learn how to manage disks, partitions, and volumes in macOS, including formatting/partitioning, adding, and erasing volumes, and more. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to describe the various filesystem formats, ...

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