SOLVED get Startup Volume journaled


mudge

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Hi, My iMac, running Mojave 10.14.6, is being sluggish bordering on unresponsive. Attempting a cleanup using Onyx, the second step (after checking the S.M.A.R.T status, which is fine) is checking the structure of the System Files on the Startup Volume. When I try to do this, Onyx gives me this message: “Not possible to verify the startup volume because it is not journaled.” So my question is, what do I need to do to get my Startup Volume journaled? Thanks for help!
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello,

If the drive is formatted as APFS, it may report as not journaled, which is normal because it uses checksums for data integrity.

-Which version of OnyX are you running - 3.6.8?
-Did you give OnyX Full Disk Access in System Preferences... >Security & Privacy > Privacy?

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I know nothing about APFS-- how do I find out?
Onyx 2.0.2
In System Preferences... >Security & Privacy > Privacy when I clicked Full Disk Access NO apps were listed, and I've now added Onyx.
It still hangs up in the same way-- "startup volume not journaled"... Thanks!
 

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Hi,

To check for APFS:
-Right-click on Macintosh HD on your Desktop, select Get Info, and it will state how it is formatted under Format:
-That version of OnyX is VERY old - from Leopard vintage. Download and use OnyX 3.6.8 for Mojave

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Yes, I am APFS.
Onyx 3.6.8 runs smoothly and gives me no error message :)
I still down know if my startup disk is journaled, but maybe it doesn't matter.
Thanks, Ch
 

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Glad the new version worked.

As I mentioned, APFS doesn't use journaling, so you are good to go.

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