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How does someone access an encrypted OSX folder from Linux? I've mounted the OSX drive on Linux however some folders are not readable.

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Are they encrypted or are they just not readable because your Linux user doesn't have permission? – fideli Nov 1 '10 at 5:02

I don't think there is such a thing as "encrypted OS X folders". HFS+ does not support that.

It's all disk images (.dmg, .sparseimage, .sparsebundle, etc.) that are mounted using hdiutil in OS X.

Simple, unencrypted .dmgs can be mounted, anything else (sparse/FileVault images, encrypted disk images) can't.

If you're a developer, you might be able to adapt VileFault (also see here) to your needs -- I'm afraid that's the closest you get to a tool for that. And I don't think they support sparsebundles/-images either.

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From what I understand you can access OSX files from Linux by changing the User ID on the Linux system. – vsh3r Nov 3 '10 at 4:17
@vsh3r This has nothing to do with encryption. These are file system permissions. – Daniel Beck Nov 3 '10 at 7:24

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