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  1. Duane
    September 25, 2017

    Is there a combo update for 10.13?

    • junebeetle
      September 25, 2017

      No. There are only ever combo updaters for 10.x.x –> 10.x.y –> 10.x.z updates. Not 10.x –> 10.y.

    September 25, 2017

    MacBook Pro + High Sierra = SuperDuper! doesn’t recognize the MacBook Pro’s hard drive/bummer

    • Souza
      September 25, 2017

      “An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again. ”

      5x times……grrrr. :( …and nothing

    • Paul
      September 25, 2017

      You need to use the beta of SD! 3.0 which supports the new file system.


      (Link to download is at the very bottom of the page)

    • Jim
      September 25, 2017

      According to the Super Duper! website there is a beta version available with a release version not far behind.

    • sherpa14k
      September 26, 2017

      I had the same problem on my macbook pro, I tried 4 times and I had the same message. The fifth time worked fine and took around 45 minutes to update High sierra.

    • Paul
      September 26, 2017

      SuperDuper 2.9.2 is only for HFS+. To use SuperDuper with APFS you need to download SuperDuper 3.0 beta.


      The link is at the very bottom of the page.

    • jamzim
      September 26, 2017

      High Sierra doesn’t support some older apps, such as Office 2008. In fact, the next version of macOS will likely drop support for all 32-bit apps in favor of 64-bit apps. You can visit a site like roaringapps.com to get a feel for compatibility with High Sierra. In the meantime, you could download the beta for SuperDuper! which is compatible.

  3. Bill
    September 25, 2017

    If using AFPS with High Sierra and you have multiple Macs on the same network, they all need to be using High Sierra to share data.
    I wonder is this because of the native encrypted nature of the data or just the different protocol.
    “For example, a USB storage device formatted as APFS can be read by a Mac using High Sierra, but not by a Mac using Sierra or earlier.” https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208018

    • -Robbie-
      December 9, 2017

      My El Cap laptop has zero issues sharing the network with either HFS+ or APFS High Sierra machines. It has proved to be a non-issue.

  4. WTS
    September 25, 2017

    Can it be installed to its very own USB drive rather than updating a drive that has Mac OS system already installed ?

    • junebeetle
      September 25, 2017

      Yes. PM me on reddit if you need help /u/ASentientBot

  5. Jupiter W Antunes
    September 25, 2017

    Here everything is fine… Updated correctly.
    MacBook Pro Mid 2012.

  6. Ogles of Kansas
    September 25, 2017

    Here is how I will prepare. I will wait for 10.13.2 or 10.13.3 macOS

  7. Luke
    September 25, 2017

    > Whether you’re installing macOS High Sierra right away, or waiting a bit,

    the article ends unexpectedly

  8. David
    September 25, 2017

    All went fine… Did the D/L in one go, made a copy of the install file as a back-up, ran install… 42 mins and we are up and running.

    I did however, update a few apps first to latest ver. Office, Little Snitch, etc… all good.

    MBP 15″ 2017 / MacBookPro14,3 from macOS 10.12.6



  9. David
    September 25, 2017

    AFTER making a Clone and T/C backup obviously :)

  10. Sam
    September 26, 2017

    It should be emphasised that in its current form APFS will not work on anything other than an SSD. This means it is presently incompatible with fusion drives and with ordinary hard disks. However, High Sierra can be installed onto an HFS+ formatted drive.

  11. Jonas
    September 26, 2017

    The update to APFS improved my SSD’s benchmark performance by more than 20% and it is noticeable in finder. So, it just might be the most considerable improvement of the last few OS.

    Granted, I am working on an old horse (2010 iMac) but every bit counts.

  12. Lee
    September 26, 2017

    I have performed a clean install of 10.13, a 2011 Mac mini. It has a fusion drive, I am using APFS. I have the mini connected to HD TV, at the login screen I get a black screen, the only way to login is to remove HDMI cable from mini and re connect, then it functions normally. OS X Server, they have removed the options for iOS and WebDAVS file sharing which is pretty disgusting. It is very handy being able to access files from the road via webdavs on any mobile device, why has this strong feature removed?

  13. Lee
    September 26, 2017

    I have a 1Tb fusion drive which is partitioned as 300Gb for OS and 700Gb for data. It let me format the 300Gb partition during system install, then after the OS was installed I could right click the 700Gb partition in disk util and click change to APFS which is done without error. Ive checked and all data is there

  14. Sam
    September 26, 2017

    Glad to be wrong about the fusion drive. I was repeating a caution I had read elsewhere.

  15. Abmed
    September 26, 2017

    I have macbook pro late 2011 I7
    I download mac hight sierra and install it direact from application, it’s take me more than 12 hours and still showing remaining time 4 hours and 5 minutes

    • Bobber
      September 27, 2017

      Does you MBP have a hard drive? It sounds to me like your hard drive is failing–getting numerous (currently still) recoverable errors, but so many that it slows everything down immensely. My sister encountered the same problem updating her iMac to Yosemite. It took forever, and when it was done it couldn’t boot successfully. Her computer had been running OK before, but probably had been slowing down for some time. But the new OS installation put critical files on bad sectors, making it unusable.

  16. Michael
    September 26, 2017

    I found rather quickly the contextual menus in Finder column view are gone. Makes it a pain to sort large folders as you have to drag each file instead of just sending it. I guess I was one of the few that used this feature. What a pain!

    • Michael
      September 26, 2017

      Contextual menus in Finder column view are there but slightly different than previous OS. You have to control/click on the file name now instead of the file icon. In previous system versions control/click on the file name would give you a different menu. This was just a scare for me.

  17. Lee
    September 26, 2017

    I erased the boot partition, totally re installed OS. This time leaving out iCloud till after install. Now Wifi does not turn itself on. It seems more responsive, but mail still shows big black blocks if somebody replies to an email lol. The thing that has really annoyed me is removing file sharing from the Server app, and iOS/Webdav, its just stupid

  18. Rudi
    September 28, 2017

    Two big problems with APFS:

    1. Converted a Time Machine drive to APFS and Time Machine doesn’t accept the drive any longer1

    2. Converted an encrypted drive to APFS and the password isn’t valid afterwards. Had to reformat the drive.

    Is there still no testing on everything with the new APFS?

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