Paragon turns the tables and converts new AFPS media to HFS +. This makes sense when incompatibilities have arisen due to APFS restrictions.
If you need to deal with APFS limitations such as incompatibility with Time Machine Backups or FileVault 2 Drive Encryption or need to format Fusion drives, Paragon Software’s free APFS to HFS + Converter easily solves the problem by reformatting volumes back to the original HFS +. For maximum data security, you can first create recovery media, boot your Mac from that volume, and then convert the system volume.
Here’s how it works:
1. Download and install APFS to HFS + Converter from Paragon Software. 2. Select a desired volume for the conversion. 3. Optional: Create recovery media in case of system disk conversion. 4. Perform the conversion.
Earlier this year, Paragon Software released APFS for Windows. This is a driver that allows Windows users to access APFS volumes. The tool provides full read and write access to APFS formatted partitions. With APFS for Windows, PC users can directly access APFS formatted hard drives (HDDs), solid state drives (SSDs), or flash drives.
Paragon’s APFS to HFS + Converter is available for free, while APFS for Windows costs around $ 50. The software can be used on up to three PCs and is offered with a free 10-day trial.