In a previous article, I showed some of the limitations of macOS High Sierra Disk Utility. This was back when the new operating system version was still in beta. Now that the beta is over and we have the official release, we don’t have to use
diskutil in Terminal to make changes to APFS containers and volumes. That is definitely a welcome change.
Using macOS High Sierra Disk Utility
Let’s take a walkthrough, in video format, of Disk Utility under macOS High Sierra. I’ll show you a real “gotcha,” the fact that Disk Utility hides full volume trees by default. You’ll also learn how you can reformat an APFS container and volume to a macOS Extended partition.