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Cozy Drive on macOS

Supported versions

We only support the latest 2 versions of macOS although the app could work on older versions. The table below can be outdated.

We do not support M1 and M2 processors natively yet but Cozy Desktop should work fine with the emulation.

macOS version supported comment
13 “Ventura” yes
12 “Monterey” yes
11 “Big Sur” no should work
10.15 “Catalina” no end of life reached
10.14 “Mojave” no end of life reached
10.13 “High Sierra” no end of life reached
10.12 “Sierra” no end of life reached
10.11 “El Capitan” no end of life reached
10.10 “Yosemite” no end of life reached
10.9 “Mavericks” no end of life reached
10.8 “Mountain Lion” no end of life reached
10.7 “Lion” no end of life reached
10.6 “Snow Leopard” no end of life reached

Slash (/) vs colon (:) on macOS

Quoting this paper from Wilfredo Sánchez, senior software engineer at Apple :

Another obvious problem is the different path separators between HFS+ (colon, ‘:’) and UFS (slash, ‘/’). This also means that HFS+ file names may contain the slash character and not colons, while the opposite is true for UFS file names. This was easy to address, though it involves transforming strings back and forth. The HFS+ implementation in the kernel’s VFS layer converts colon to slash and vice versa when reading from and writing to the on-disk format. So on disk the separator is a colon, but at the VFS layer (and therefore anything above it and the kernel, such as libc) it’s a slash. However, the traditional Mac OS toolkits expect colons, so above the BSD layer, the core Carbon toolkit does yet another translation. The result is that Carbon applications see colons, and everyone else sees slashes. This can create a user-visible schizophrenia in the rare cases of file names containing colon characters, which appear to Carbon applications as slash characters, but to BSD programs and Cocoa applications as colons.