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  • Migrate Files After Wiping and Restoring Harddrive (Macintosh HD – Data – Data)

     Kasey Gay updated 1 month, 1 week ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Kasey Gay

    October 22, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Guys please send help. I’m baffled as to how to handle this right now.

    My computer completely given up on me way too soon in the last day and I’ve been trying to revive it by wiping and restoring and a few other tricks. (Different story)

    But now I’ve run into a new problem. Somehow when restoring from time machine I restored to the wrong disk drive or something. (Article attached. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252060335. )

    I did something where I restored tot he read only disk or something.

    Now whenever I try to download anything from the internet it tells me “No hard drive space” even when that isn’t correct. The article is telling me the following:

    “Most likely you are using the second “Macintosh HD – Data – Data” volume for your user account and the “Macintosh HD – Data” volume as your read-only macOS system drive. If you can confirm which volumes are currently being used, then you can move your files over to the current volume (whatever it may be). Delete the volume that is not being used. Then use Disk Utility to rename the read-only system volume as “Macintosh HD” which should also properly rename the read+write volume containing your user folder and data. “

    So how do I confirm this and begin the migration process? I’m just buried in work and tearing my hair out over here.

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