My macOS HS drive went wonky. Sound started dropping out randomly and settings in the sound preferences wouldn’t hold. Next I lost my startup chime. I did SMC and NVRAM resets which restored the chime. Then booting into HS the chime fails again. Over and over I’ve reset and changed sound settings to no avail. Booting into Win doesn’t hose the sound at all, but one boot into macOS and it’s all back to square one. I thought... okay, I’ll just restore from a TM backup starting from a few days ago... No big deal, right? WRONG! I’ve restored several times now, and the process goes all the way through, but the restored SSD won’t boot. A quick check of DU reveals that the drive wasn’t blessed properly and no boot record exists. I’m thinking it may have something to do with my USB TM drive being formatted to HFS and the boot SSD is APFS. Anyway, now I’m installing from scratch, but I need to know if I can get my TM backup to replace ALL of the files on my newly installed copy, since this drive would be blessed after the install. What’s the best way to recover from this guys? Thanks... oh yeah... What’s a better backup application for APFS since TM doesn’t seem to be able to handle this for me anymore? UPDATE: Okay, so I’ve learned I can migrate all my Apps, files & settings from my TM drive while finalizing the fresh install, so this restored my apps and files, but it also still has the sound anomalies. Still, what caused the failed restore (boot drive not blessed properly), and what’s a better backup App?