Restore a partition on an external drive after enclosure failure

I had a very freak electrical accident with my iMac 5K a few weeks ago. One of my external drives (my backup drive) shorted out and would no longer mount. I decided to buy an 3.5″ enclosure as I figured it was just the power supply that died. Now, when connected I get a “This … Read more

Can’t restore Time Machine back up – an error occurred while adding recovery system to destination disk

Just upgraded my 2012(mid) non-retina 13” MacBook Pro with a crucial sad 1tb and having troubles restoring back up from Time machine. I’m sure it’s important to mention I installed a new data cable as well. The steps I used were: In the recovery mode, I erase the hard drive in the disk utilities section … Read more

Remove a container disc partition without bootcamp and do a factory reset

This is similar to other questions on here but I’m a little out of my depth and would really appreciate the help. I was gifted a macbook pro that had previously been partitioned to also run windows from bootcamp, which I was told had been removed. There still appears to be remnants of this and … Read more

Partition type suddenly FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable

I have two drives inside my MBP, an SSD for the OS and the original HDD for large Data. The HDD has 3 Partitions: My Data (Core Storage volume) 20Gb for Linux 4Gb for Linux Swap Recently I ran repair disk on the drive, as Disk Utility thought it was damaged. The repair aborted with … Read more

How do I undo partitions on my iMac (I keep getting failed message “Mediakit reports not enough space on device for requested operation”

Hi I am trying to undo partitions made from a failed Windows 10 installation but it keeps failing or it won’t give me the option to undo it on Disk utility. This is what my partitioned drive looks like This what happens when I try to delete the partition using the “-” button When I … Read more

HDD connected to mac with thunderbolt 3 to USB 3 adaptor is not recognized

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) running High Sierra. I usually leave my HDD on with the adaptor, then plug the adapter into the same port every time I need to use it. However, usually the HDD will not show up in Finder, diskutil list, or lsusb. Replugging does not … Read more

Macbook Air system fails and fsck does not work

My macbook air 13 (mid 2013) cannot boot correctly. It stops at the Apple logo loading screen. After getting into the single user mode, here is the error I got by runningfsck -fy (didn’t find any information about the error code): After running the command mount -uw /, I got this and the process just … Read more