HFS Plus or HFS+ is a file system developed by Apple Inc. to replace their Hierarchical File System (HFS) as the primary file system used in Macintosh computers (or other systems running Mac OS).

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Are there any reasons why I wouldn't want to format a USB flash drive in HFS+ for Linux/Mac usage?

There have been other questions regarding the use of HFS+ formatted drives on Linux (e.g. this); however, I am specifically interested in knowing if this is a good idea for a particular purpose. I ...
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Is it possible to use hfs+ for nfs exporting on linux?

I have an esata external driver which is of hfs+ format. I have already disabled the journaling function and managed to mount it with both read&write supports in my ubuntu system. However, when I ...
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Use HFS+ or NTFS for Bootcamp-shared harddrive?

I put a second HDD into my MacBook Pro. Now I want to install Windows with Bootcamp and want both OSX and Windows to be able to read and write to that HDD. What I am asking is whether you'd recommend ...
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Can I make a Mac hard drive recognizable on Ubuntu 11.10?

I want a Mac hard drive accessible from Ubuntu. Is there any way to do that? For example using MacDrive I can read Mac hard drives on Windows. Is there a similar thing for Ubuntu?
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How is the performance of a virtual hard disk (in Virtual Box) formatted in HFS+?

i would like to 'test' a virtualized Mac in Virtual Box. I'm wondering: can i create a virtual hard disk (in VirtualBox) then format it in HFS+ (native for Mac) ? Are there any known issues or ...
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Can't write HFS+ in OS X

I've an external HDD of 500GB and in HFS+ format. It works normally on my Mac running OS X 10.5.8. After I plugged it into a machine running Windows, I found a vacant partition of 128MB and formatted ...
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Can a hp SimpleSave 2TB External Hard Drive be recovered thats possibly been infected by a Mac computer?

A hp simplesave 2TB external HD owner, recently lent it out. When it came back, it couldn't be used with Windows anymore They thought it may have become too full It went to the 2nd person again with ...
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OSX extended attributes and NFS

I have multiple users working on a fileserver, mainly using Photoshop, InDesign and alikes. Samba (3.5.6) does not seem responsive enough (using 'socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_KEEPALIVE ...
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Unable to HotSwap HFS+ Formatted SATA Drives (on a Windows Machine)

I'm having problems getting HFS formatted drives to hotswap on my Windows 7 Machine I have 2x Manhattan SATA drive racks installed in my computer connected to the GSATA ports on my Gigabyte ...
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Non destructively enlarging HFS+ system partition

How can I enlarge my HFS+ system partition? I've tried GParted and other methods (the dragging scrubber is not available, even booting with installation DVD to ensure that the system partition is not ...
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Creating exFAT partition (for PC & Mac) alongside bootable HFS+ partition?

I have an external hard drive with a bootable HFS+ partition on it. I have unallocated space on this drive that I want to create a new exFAT partition on, so that my entire family's computers, both ...
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OS X Disk Utility Fails to reformat

I want to completely reformat my internal hard-drive on an intel macbook. I'm having troubles. This is what happens in diskutil: Erase the drive selecting Max OS extended Journaled (HFS+ Journaled). ...
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Attach disk drive in Linux

Is there a Linux equivalent of the Mac's sudo hdiutil attach -imagekey -diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage -nomount I have an imagine I want to attach as a disk drive, but I don't want to mount it. The ...
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How do I determine what file occupies a given sector in Mac OS X?

There are similar questions for Windows and Linux, but I need this on OS X. The filesystem is HFS+, journaled. I have a sector LBA, I could find where a partition starts with gpt (though it refuses to ...
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Can't propagate permissions on HFS+ Lion, after copying data back from NTFS drive

I recently copied a bunch of data back from an NTFS drive I had used for backup, which had NTFS permissions of Everyone - Full Control. The copy was done using Linux Mint, with the 2 drives slaved ...
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Arch Arm: /folder does not support NFS export

I have a backup drive that is formatted hfs+ (for my mac laptops) That I want to have available on my home network so I don't have to plug in directly. I have a pogoplug running arch linux (install is ...
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Erase MacDrive OS X partition without disrupting Windows partition?

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) installation. A while after I installed it, I reserved some space for OS X and created a partition for it. I use MacDrive to access the data on the OS X partition ...
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By-passing default permissions when mounting HFS+ volumes in linux

I have a dual booting macbook pro with Snow Leopard and Kubuntu 11.10, and want to read (don't care about write) my home Mac home directory when I'm running Kubuntu. I can mount it without any ...
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How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
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Mac OS X not reporting directory sizes correctly?

In Finder, I've noticed that if I duplicate some .app files (in the Applications folder), Finder will show that the duplicate .app file is not the same size as the original. This file size ...
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Finding the file that is on a bad block on a HFS+ volume (debugfs for HFS+)

I have a drive in our iMac that has bad blocks, as booting from an Ubuntu 11.10 live CD and using ddrescue -f /dev/sda /dev/null finds them. I'd like to get the drive to remap them by writing to the ...
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How to transfer a Time Machine to an NTFS partition (or how to copy HFS+ hard links)

Do you know a way to copy HFS+ hard links to a folder on a HFS+ or NTFS drive? Before you say it can't be done, I don't want actual backing up functionality of Time Machine, just the ability to ...
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How to manually edit the MBR to recover lost partition?

I have accidentally deleted two HFS+ partitions. I know the start and end sectors of both of them. These partitions are 100% healthy. I can see them in Raise Data Recovery, but testdisk does not see ...
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How can I create an OSX readable image of an HFS+ disk mounted on Windows 7?

I'm using Paragon HFS+ to read the drive which is plugged into an external SATA adaptor. What I would like to be able to do now is create a disk mage. Can this be done in Windows? I've tried ...
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how to access resource fork of hfs+ filesystem on linux

I have an HFS+ filesystem image recovered from a failing Mac harddrive and can loopback mount it on my Linux machine. How can I access the resource forks for the files in this filesystem from the ...
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Adding NTFS partition to disk in Windows makes HFS+ partition on same disk invisible in Mac OS X

I've got a USB hard drive that I've been using with my Mac for backups, formatted as one large HFS+ partition. I added a second NTFS partition for similar use with Windows, as follows: Resize HFS+ ...
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How can I mount an HFS+ Drobo volume in Windows 7?

I have a 2nd Gen (FW800) Drobo connected to my computer, which boots both Lion, and Windows 7. The Drobo has HFS+ volumes as I use OSX predominantly. I've installed Windows 7, the Unibrain FW driver, ...
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Read/Write HFS+ Partitions in Windows

Is there any way or software to read/write HFS+ partitions in Windows?
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Attributes of a file

I am trying to determine what all of the attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+). Here is my current list: ...
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Writing files to HFS+ drive from Linux

Is it possible to write/edit files on HFS+ drive from Linux? Yes I need to disable journaling but how can I disable journaling from Linux? I dont have access to mac. Or any tool available for doing ...
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How do I connect to a remote HFS+ partition from Windows 7?

I've got a Time Capsule shared over the internet and I need to make connection to that file share. It uses HFS+ and I can successfully connect from Mac computers.
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From Ubuntu to OS X - can't fix permissions

I am using Ubuntu to transfer data from an XFS-formatted drive to a HFS+ formatted drive over USB. Problem is whatever I do, these files get write-protected and I cannot change their permissions. I ...
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Speed difference HFS and NTFS for data

I have two partitions, one NTFS and the other a Mac OS X HFS+ Journaled drive. My data mainly consists of Music (mp3, m4a files, videos (mkv, avi, wmv) and stored files (iso, exe and development ...
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Software to clone HFS+ partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to clone partition I need to clone/backup an entire partition from a Mac Drive, is there any software that can clone the partition for restoring later on? ...
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Installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows 8, now my pc won't recognize the external firewire drive

I'm not incredibly knowledgeable about computers and I really need some help. Just got a Seagate external firewire drive this morning. I downloaded the necessary pc driver (Paragon HFS+ for Windows ...
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HFS for Windows by Paragon BSOD

Installed HFS for Windows 7 yesterday. Did a reboot. Copied some files from my internal drive to external hfs drive. Did another reboot and rebooted to Mac. Mac worked fine. Then yesterday the battery ...
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cancel last chmod?

Today is a great day for me - anyone can suggest other restore method than from tape with regard to my last glorious command sudo chmod -R o=rw / Btw I am on HFS+
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Problem with using rsync to transfer files on remote server to local HFS+ partition

I have some files (specifically music files) on a remote filesystem (ext3) that I'm connecting to via SSH. I issued this command to copy those files onto a local HFS+ partition: rsync -r -v ...
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How to mount another hard drive as /Users on OS X?

I replaced a 320 GB HDD with a 128 GB SSD on my Apple laptop, but it turns out that I don't have enough space to put my own stuff under /Users. I know in Linux systems people can mount another HDD as ...
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Formatting a disk for Macintosh using Linux

I've been asked to move data from an old external hard drive to a new one, and to make the new one compatible with the Macintosh. (The old drive's USB connection has died, and I'm connecting to old ...
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What are `Desktop DB` or `Desktop DF` files on external HD?

I have two unknown files called Desktop DB and Desktop DF at the root of an external HD. The drive is formatted HFS+ and as far as I can remember has only ever been connected to a few Macs. Both ...
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Free NTFS partition recovery after disk was formatted in Mac OS X

I have a 1Tb disk which was partitioned into a ~700gb ntfs disk and a 300gb HFS+ (Mac OS X). I've accidentally allowed Mac OS X to wipe the hard-disk and create a single HFS+ partition over the ...