Apfs Firmware Update

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Apple File System (APFS) is a new file system for macOS, iOS, and Apple devices. If you work on a Windows-based computer and want to read and write files on APFS-formatted HDD, SSD or flash drive, you need APFS for Windows by Paragon Software.

  • New! Supports APFS volumes created in macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • New! Detects volumes encrypted by FileVault

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Stable Operation

Fail-safe operability across compatible hardware and software systems for both general-purpose and specialized applications

Data Safety

Protection of data integrity and prevention of accidental data corruption and possible loss

Guaranteed Performance

Steady throughput and balanced goodput with effective flow control, reduced overheads, and congestion avoidance Create a bootable drive mac.

Efficient Use

Thrifty usage of processor, memory, and disk resources

Native look and feel

How it Works

Firmware

Install

Download and install APFS for Windows by Paragon Software

Use

Your drive will show up in Explorer

  • Useful tray
  • You can view, edit and copy files to another volume

Features

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
Supported File Systems
APFS (read-write)
Read-write access
When volumes are mounted in the Write mode, you get full access to an APFS volume with the options to edit files, create new files or delete existing files. By using the Write functionality, you accept the terms of this Evaluation Agreement.
Automount
Mounts supported volumes automatically at startup, so you don’t need to bother about it each time you restart the operating system or power your computer on. However, this feature can be disabled at any moment in the program interface.
Internationalization
Supports all character sets supported by your operating systems, including those that use non-Roman characters, so you will never face a problem of not getting access to file names on volumes mounted in non-native OS.
Support for APFS cloned files
Our driver provides limited read-only support for APFS cloned files. You can read, copy and rename this type of files, but not write, modify, create or delete. Find more information about APFS cloned files at https://developer.apple.com/.
Support for compressed files
There are several compression methods in APFS. Our driver supports all of them, except for one that is used for compressing specific system files, e.g. those stored in /.DocumentRevisions-V100/. You can open these files in macOS only.
Support for APFS containers
Our driver can only work with APFS containers residing on a single physical store, other configurations are not yet supported.
Support for APFS-snapshot enabled volumes
APFS volumes that contain snapshots are automatically detected and mounted in read-only mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What operations can I do with files?
You can view, edit and copy data from storages formatted to APFS.
Is HFS+ supported in this product?
No. If you need to read and write files from HFS+ volumes, download HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software here.
Do you have APFS support in other platforms?
Sure, you can work with APFS-formatted storages in Linux as well after installing APFS for Linux by Paragon Software.
Can I write to APFS-formatted disks?
Yes.
Can I format and verify APFS volumes?
No, these features are not supported in current version.
The product doesn’t run on Windows 7 SP1.
Please install this additional update for Windows 7 (KB3033929): x86 version, x64 version. Make sure that Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 RC is also installed on your computer. After that open Control Panel -> Uninstall Program and choose Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable -> Change -> Repair.
I cannot install the product via CLI.
Please install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 RC and try again.
My Internet Explorer displays a blank screen instead of the product registration window.
Please update your web browser.
The product registration window requires me to have JavaScript enabled in my Internet Explorer. How can I do that?
Please follow this link.
Do you support volumes encrypted by T2 Security Chip?
Currently, these volumes aren’t supported.

Resources

Current Version

Download APFS for Windows by Paragon Software

Product Documentation

Download APFS for Windows by Paragon Software One-Pager

Need help?

Contact Support or file a support ticket

Updates
Important Notes:
  • Using APFS is REQUIRED in Mojave in order to receive system updates via the normal Software Update method. If you choose to continue using macOS Extended (Journaled) as your filesystem type, you will NOT receive System Updates via System Preferences. If you are not using APFS, you can follow the 10.14.1 installation steps below.

  • After applying ANY system update via Software Update, re-applying post-install patches using your Mojave Patcher installer volume will most likely be necessary. If you install a software update and the system fails to boot afterwards, this is what needs to be done.

10.14.6

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10.14.6 can be updated normally via Software Update if using an APFS volume, and will need to be patched using an installer volume created with Mojave Patcher version 1.3.2 or later after installing.


10.14.5

10.14.5 can be updated normally via Software Update if using an APFS volume, and will need to be patched using an installer volume created with Mojave Patcher version 1.3.1 or later after installing.


10.14.4

10.14.4 adds new changes that ARE NOT patchable by the post-install tool of Mojave Patcher v1.2.3 and older! Before updating to 10.14.4, you you will need to use the latest Mojave Patcher version to create a new installer volume, using the 10.14.4 installer app. Then, update to 10.14.4, either by installing via Software Update, or by just using the installer volume you've created to install.

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10.14.3

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If you are currently running 10.14.1 or 10.14.2, you can simply use the Software Update pane of System Preferences (if using APFS) to apply the 10.14.3 update. Once the update is installed, you will most likely need to re-apply post-install patches to get the system to boot again. This process is detailed in steps 8 - 10 above. If you are currently running 10.14.0, you'll need to proceed with the 10.14.1 update method described below.


Firmware10.14.2

If you are currently running 10.14.1, you can simply use the Software Update pane of System Preferences (if using APFS) to apply the 10.14.2 update. Once the update is installed, you will most likely need to re-apply post-install patches to get the system to boot again. This process is detailed in steps 8 - 10 above. If you are currently running 10.14.0, or are using a non-AFPS volume, you'll need to proceed with the 10.14.1 update method described below.


10.14.1/macOS Extended (Journaled) volumes

The Mojave 10.14.1 update does NOT install properly on unsupported machines, and could result in an unbootable OS. If you want to install the 10.14.1 update (and are not currently running 10.14.1), perform the following steps:
• Download the latest version of Mojave Patcher
• Download the installer using the Tools menu of Mojave Patcher
• Create a patched USB installer
• Boot from that, and install 10.14.1 onto the volume containing an older release.
• Once done, apply the post-install patches, and you should now be on 10.14.1.

Apfs Firmware Update Ios