10 responses

  1. Tony
    October 12, 2017

    I have noticed that Photos on my mac has gotten a little glitchy when editing. The sliders seem to be a bit buggy as if there is a lot of background activity.
    Have you had anyone else have this problem….??

  2. Liam
    October 12, 2017

    I’ve been running High Sierra on my 2008 MacPro successfully since October 1st – very stable. Using the patch. No need to downgrade back to El Capitan at all…

  3. Liam
    October 12, 2017

    What? no links?

    Using the “dosdude1.com/highsierra” patch.

  4. Jvh
    October 13, 2017

    Rather than downgrade, FIX your High Sierra installation.

    Downgrade means also you loose ALL your recent work !!

  5. arniiii
    October 13, 2017

    The only problem I’m having with high sierra is that bootcamp has a new issue – you can’t boot directly back into macOS from windows as windows cannot see the new file system. There’s an easy workaround, and hopefully this will be fixed soon.

  6. no way
    October 14, 2017


    Forget Time Machine a clone is far more accurate and simple to do. SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner are well worth the few $$ they cost, and for the typical consumer a far better choice.


    If you have a clone backup, you simply save any new work to a separate drive, boot to the clone and clone the backup to your system drive and you are done. This takes about 1/2 the time it takes to restore from TM and is failureproof.

    However I recommend doing this. Partition your system drive for multiple OSX installations, keep one for your current OSX, and another to install High Sierra. You can then test drive, as I am now, a new OS will continuing to run under the old version. You have access to everything including applications and files, without endangering them to be corrupted or not work under the new OSX version.

    Once you decide all is well and you’re ready to move forward on the new OSX, and have backed up the current version (just in case) you can use Migration Assistant to import your files and user setup to completion, then wipe the other partition and use it for storage until the next OSX update, where you can do this method over again.

    This allows the user to, without endangering any of their current setup, test drive a new OSX version. It requires drive space only, and given how cheap that is, anyone really can afford this.

    it is however not a replacement for backup!!!


    • Paul
      October 14, 2017

      Good advice and I agree with your sentiment.

      I strongly recommend backing up before any system update even the minor ones. Time Machine is good for most users since it is simple, but if you can manage to work with a complete clone of a drive that can be even easier. Cloning drives is particularly great when replacing a hard disk too, both CarbonCopyCloner and SuperDuper are excellent.

  7. Nick Batzdorf
    October 16, 2017

    The problem with this article is that – unless I’m missing something obvious – it doesn’t work.

    You can’t reformat the 10.13 drive from the Recovery partition as MacOS X Extended! It tells you the drive is in use.

    Meanwhile it doesn’t want to start up from my SuperDuper backup drive, so I’m off to find the power supply for my retired MacBook Pro to try and start up in FW Target mode…

    Man. I hate the Mac dance.

    By the way, it’s ridiculous that the installer doesn’t ask if you want APFS.

    • N
      October 16, 2017

      Of course this works. This is how you downgrade High Sierra by restoring from a Time Machine backup from before updating. You can also start the process from another boot volume if you want to, whether USB flash drive or hard drive. If you want to install Sierra or El Capitan, you have to format the target drive as HFS+ it can not be installed onto APFS.

      You can’t format the drive you are actively booting from, but you can format a different partition. The Recovery partition is one partition, the OS partition is another partition. So if you are booted into Recovery, you can format the OS partition but you can not format the entire hard drive because it also contains the Recovery partition that is actively booted from. To format the entire drive, you need to boot from a separate disk entirely, but that is not necessary simply to restore from Time Machine.

  8. Charles
    October 16, 2017

    My only problem with High Sierra is that it does not allow me to play videos from an external dive that are over 1GB without a tedious process of “verifying” which can take several minutes. Is there a fix for this ?

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