Solved container disk 1 warning

July 13, 2019 at 17:24:57
Specs: Macintosh , 16gb
i have a warning on container disk 1 if i run disk utility it does not fixed it
would it be ok to erased disk container 1 in recovery utillity will it effect my machintosh hd.

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July 14, 2019 at 00:08:02
You don't give any details of your Mac, but I think I can deduce that

1. It uses the APFS filesystem ("container" doesn't make sense otherwise).

2. That means that your Mac is probably fairly new, and

3. Your disk drive is an SSD.

The "container" is similar to a partition on a PC disk drive. If you delete or reformat it then all the data stored on volumes contained in the container is lost. So your number one priority is to ensure that you have a full backup of your system. Time Machine, and an external disk drive, is your best bet here. (I'm assuming from what you have said that you can still access your system.)

Once you have a full backup you can try repairing the container. Googling "Repair APFS container" will bring up a number of suggestions for this. If all else fails then you may need to re-install OS X and restore all data from your backup. Luckily this is a fairly straightforward procedure for a Mac.

The good news is that I would doubt that there is any physical damage to your drive. SSDs are generally fairly reliable. Having said that, there are known problems with some Apple SSDs. Have a look at this article: https://betanews.com/2018/11/12/mac... and check whether your Mac may be one of the affected ones.



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July 13, 2019 at 17:50:24
It's probably best if this was the Mac forum. Let's see if it gets transferred.

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July 13, 2019 at 18:13:19
thanks for your advised

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July 13, 2019 at 20:25:34
I'm not a Mac person but in general if the warning suggests a physical problem with the drive then the drive needs to be replaced. Then if the old drive is somewhat working you would try to clone it to the new one.

I can't say for sure if a recovery attempt would make things better or worse. If looks like you can do a factory reset without losing data:

https://www.easeus.com/mac-file-rec...

(if you're using one of those products) and if it was me I'd probably give it a try but understand you might end up having to replace the drive.


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July 14, 2019 at 00:08:02
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You don't give any details of your Mac, but I think I can deduce that

1. It uses the APFS filesystem ("container" doesn't make sense otherwise).

2. That means that your Mac is probably fairly new, and

3. Your disk drive is an SSD.

The "container" is similar to a partition on a PC disk drive. If you delete or reformat it then all the data stored on volumes contained in the container is lost. So your number one priority is to ensure that you have a full backup of your system. Time Machine, and an external disk drive, is your best bet here. (I'm assuming from what you have said that you can still access your system.)

Once you have a full backup you can try repairing the container. Googling "Repair APFS container" will bring up a number of suggestions for this. If all else fails then you may need to re-install OS X and restore all data from your backup. Luckily this is a fairly straightforward procedure for a Mac.

The good news is that I would doubt that there is any physical damage to your drive. SSDs are generally fairly reliable. Having said that, there are known problems with some Apple SSDs. Have a look at this article: https://betanews.com/2018/11/12/mac... and check whether your Mac may be one of the affected ones.


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July 14, 2019 at 08:25:35
yes its fairly new and i can still access my system thanks for the adivised.

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