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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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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Format NTFS to HFS+ without loosing data?

I wish to plug my external hard drive which is formatted as NTFS into my Apple Airport Extreme Basestation. It will only take HFS+ or FAT32. I don't have any other devices to store data. I have ...
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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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Do any filesystems support multiple forks / streams on directories?

Apple's HFS+ supports multiple forks such as the old data and resource forks. NTFS supports alternate data streams. I believe some *nix filesystems also have some support for multiple file forks or ...
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Use dd to copy an HFS+ volume in linux

I have a friend's HFS+ external drive from her Macbook. We created a new similarly-sized partition on a different external drive, also using the Macbook. From everything I understand about dd, it is ...
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Converting a MBR partition table to a GPT on a HFS+ hard drive

I have a HFS+ 2TB drive that I used to use with my Mac. I wanted to read its contents from Linux (Ubuntu server 14.04) too, so I plugged the drive and played around with gdisk, fdisk, parted and so ...
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Changing file permissions on an HFS+ filesystem

I ran the command fdisk -l to find out what my external drive is formatted to, I found out it's uses GPT partitions and the filesystem is HFS+. When I try and create a new folder on the external ...
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Is exFAT less efficient at utilising disk space than HFS+?

I'm using rsync to copy all files from one 3TB external disk formatted HFS+ to another 3TB external disk formatted exFAT. I've double checked both disks are exactly the same size and formatted the ...
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Ubuntu, KDE: How to mount iPod HFS+ partition read/write using a matching udev / udisks2 / libsolid rule?

I can sucessfully mount a journalled HFS+ partition in Ubuntu 14.04 from an iPod using the steps from following answer: http://superuser.com/a/365270 However, using these mount commands manually or ...
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How to recover partitions on Mac hard drive

I have a friend's hard drive that he managed to remove the partitions from when he tried to transfer his files to a new Mac. Is it possible to recover lost HFS+ partitions on a hard drive from a ...
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Problems with mounting HFS+ drives

I have a problem mounting some hfsplus drives. I just need them mounted readonly. (disabling journal is not an option) I did a lot of research and found out that due to changes from kernel version ...
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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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Macdrive 8 — Ejecting (“Stopping”, as the Eject option is absent) an HFS+ disk in Windows 7 causes insta-BSOD

This has only started happening since I used Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable backup partition with a Hidden Recovery Partition on my HFS+ USB3 drive. It's a drive meant for recovering the OS of ...
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How to write to HFS+ through AFP/Netatalk without permission denied and cnid_metad error?

I spend the last 24 hours installing my debian server with all kind of packages. As this server runs in Mac OS X (10.8) Environment, my initial goal was to use this server as a TimeCapsule ...
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How to read apple HDD on linux without root privileges?

My question is very simple. I just want to read my Apple HDD on my linux computer without root privileges. My goal is only to read and copy some file from my home directory (in Documents). Currently ...
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Can inode numbers be reused in HFS+?

Does the HFS+ file system reuse inode numbers after entries are fully deleted? I am trying to determine if the inode number always grows or if the numbers are reused.
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Can I format a USB stick in Windows XP, in HFS+ format, and make the USB stick Mac OS X bootable?

My Intel Mac OS X computer is corrupt and I feel at this point that I need to perform a fresh install of the OS. It consistently and automatically logs out, right after I log in. I tried logging in ...
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OS X configurations partially lost when sharing home directory with Linux

I've installed Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5. I created an HFS+ volume(journalling disabled) for home directories so that my personal data can be shared between the two OSes. ...
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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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Mount External HFS+ to Windows 8

I recently got a Win8 Laptop to replace my broken MacBook. I have an external enclosure for my macbook harddrive and would like to mount it as a file system on my windows laptop to move files. I ...
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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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Recover Linux ext4 partition formatted(erased) to hfs+

I have a Linux partition with ext4 and I accidentally formatted it with Mac OS X Disk Utility to HFS+ (Mac OS X Extended Journaled). I tried to recover it with http://www.r-studio.com/ on Windows but ...
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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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External drive shared between Windows Server and Mac OSX [duplicate]

I have an external drive that I want to keep in my windows server as a shared volume to use to access with my main computer which is a mac laptop. Occasionally there are some large files that can't ...
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If I move an encrypted file from NTFS to HFS will the encryption be removed?

Trying to move encrypted files from one File System to another, assume equal credentials. I understand that since FS such as FAT do not support encryption the encryption would be dropped upon file ...
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testdisk to recover formatted external

I accidentally reformatted a 1TB external hard drive from FAT32 to HFS+ Journaled (Mac OSX Extended Journaled). I've been looking at data recovery programs such as VirtualLab's Data Recovery and ...
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Making HFS+ volume available to Windows 8

I need help determining the best way to make several GB of files on an OS X HFS+ volume available to a Windows 8 machine. The basics of the situation are as follows: We have a wheezing G4 Mac running ...
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Trying to mount a partition to recover files

One of the partitions on an external drive just went partway south on me. It shows up grayed out (unmounted) in Disk Utility as "disk3s5" but DU won't mount it. I ran the following: localhost:~ tod$ ...
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How to repair a shot hfs+ partition?

I have a Macbookpro with a 450GB HFS+ partition and a 50GB Ubuntu 13.04 setup. I started Ubuntu and wanted to mount the HFS+ partition rw - and did it all wrong: I wrote (from my memory) sudo hpmount ...
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Reliable HFS+ Journaled mount in any OS for ARMv6

I need an operating system for ARMv6 (Raspberry Pi) that can reliably mount HFS+ Journaled as read/write, with volume sizes up to 16TB. I've not been able to find details on how stable HFS+ Journaled ...
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How to use tunefs

Introduction: I'm planning a performance-oriented clean install of OS X (10.6) on my Mac and I've decided (among other things) to split the hard drive into multiple partitions. Two of them will be ...
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Hot File Clustering with multiple partitions

I'm planning a performance-oriented clean install of OS X 10.6 and I was wondering if the hot file clustering feature will exists only on the boot partition or if there will be one for each partition ...
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OSX Drive plugged into Win 7 via external

A friend of mine's Apple laptop stopped booting. HDD issues. So he popped out the HDD and gave it to me to see if I could recover any files. I've done this with PCs multiple times. Even if an HDD is ...
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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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How do you create a named fork called rsrc on linux?

I have gotten an experimental raspberry pi kernel image with hfsplus support built and gentoo installed on the same filesystem. I read that accessing filename/rsrc can access the resource fork. I ...
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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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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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What Unix-like filesystem can easily and safely be mounted on both the Mac and Linux?

For a USB drive I'm looking for a file system (and/or fs creation options) that can be mounted without third-party drivers on both a current OS X (>= 10.7.x) and a recent Linux kernel (say stock ...
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How to improve HFS+/Mac OS X write performance with small files?

I'm the happy owner of a MacBook Air 2011 model with a nice, speedy SSD. Usually, I'm really happy about the snappiness of this thing, especially because of this SSD. Right now, I'm untarring a ...
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Copy time-machine backup to Linux?

I am trying to copy my time-machine backup from an external USB drive to a linux powered netatalk server. For this, I removed the SATA hard drive from its enclosure and connected it directly 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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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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Best way to export the full content of a HFS+ partition

My friends MacBook Pro (2008) completely died today. We removed the hard drive, and I'm currently dumping it's whole content into a tar archive with the help of a parted magic live CD, so that he can ...
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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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mac like disk utility for linux

Is there any disk utility like mac for Linux? from where I can create partition (HFS+) based and can copy a dmg image to my usb? I am using Linux-mint 13, if such utility is available for any other ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...