My MacBook Pro problems had yet another episode in retailer for me: after getting the repaired machine again from Apple, there was a glitch after restoring it from a clone.
I cloned the unique SSD to an exterior drive utilizing Carbon Copy Cloner. Once I obtained the repaired machine again, it was successfully a model new one, because it had a brand new logic board with new SSD.
I plugged within the clone drive and used a CMD-R startup besides from the clone, which labored superb…
Formatting the inner SSD and cloning from the exterior drive additionally appeared to go superb – initially. All my apps had been working superb, and all my information was intact, however Finder was sluggish. It began taking seconds to open a folder, and copying between folders took even longer. It additionally repeatedly requested me to signal into iCloud.
I force-relaunched Finder and restarted the machine a variety of instances with out enchancment. Lastly, I had to surrender, because the machine was unusable.
Reinstalling simply macOS wasn’t an choice because it complained that the amount was not formatted as APFS. In idea, you may boot into Disk Utility and do a dynamic change of format to APFS with out dropping information (which, like dynamic repartitioning, I view as some form of voodoo magic), however on this case, it was greyed-out.
At that time, I made a decision merely to do the restore from scratch, however this time utilizing Migration Assistant. Relatively than do that from Time Machine, I took the recommendation of a reader, PhantomQuid and used my clone:
When restoring to a brand new mannequin, you may nonetheless use the clone, however you do it as a migration from a mounted drive. It could even be quicker than TM.
This did the trick. It introduced again every thing bar security-related issues and one different factor. So, the ending touches wanted had been:
- Enter my iCloud password
- Arrange Contact ID
- Re-enable unlocking by way of my Apple Watch (extra on this under)
- Re-authorize Apple Pay playing cards (which had been saved, solely requiring re-authorization)
- Re-enable accessibility permissions for apps
- Reinstall Java for macOS (wanted for Dreamweaver)
That’s all fairly painless, so that is the method I’ll use when my 16-inch machine arrives.
Nonetheless, there was one additional glitch:
There are a bunch of troubleshooting steps that may be taken right here, I simply haven’t but had the time and/or motivation.
Bizarrely, Apple dispatched my 16-inch MacBook Professional immediately – December 9 – however says it received’t arrive till December 17.
You do typically see this with model new merchandise – shipped to courier firms forward of their public availability, to allow them to be held nearer to their vacation spot – however I’m unsure what’s occurring right here. I’m hoping it’s simply Apple permitting for a busy time of the yr and eager to exceed expectations; we’ll see.
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