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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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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Read/Write HFS+ Partitions in Windows

Is there any way or software to read/write HFS+ partitions in Windows?
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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 hard-...
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Mount a HFSPlus disk with read/write permissions in Linux

I realise that this question is similar in nature to this question, but I'm hoping to specifically bring more attention to an additional problem in one of the comments of this answer to that question. ...
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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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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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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 2.6....
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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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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 files)...
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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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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 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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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 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 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 .tar....
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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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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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Detecting and preventing HFS Plus/NTFS bit rot

Neither HFS Plus nor NTFS does any data integrity checking; aka checks for “bit rot” on data files stored on the system. This is concerning because Time Machine and similar tools cannot detect if they ...
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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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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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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 PC....
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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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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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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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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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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. Sometimes,...
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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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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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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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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 8)...
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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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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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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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OS X stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition when I created a new partition before it

I have a 2 TB USB drive that's using GPT, but OSX (10.11.4) on my macbook pro (early 2015) stopped recognizing my HFS+ partition after I inserted a partition before it on the disk. This is what I had ...
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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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How to recover the overridden file on my MacBook Pro?

I have Windows excel on my MacBook Pro. I accidentally saved one Excel file overtop another excel file. Is there anyway to recover the earlier file (the one I just saved over)?
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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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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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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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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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How do I remove AppleHFS+ Bootcamp driver?

So, I have an iMac 27" Late 2012, and I have just installed Windows 10 Home 64Bit through BootCamp. BootCamp comes along with several "support software", useful drivers made for Windows and Apple ...
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Can a HFS+ drive be recovered if reinitialized to Master Boot Record?

I (stupidly) used my RocketRaid 2300 BIOS to initialize an 8TB HSF+ drive. Now I want the HFS+ drive and directory structure back! Is this even possible? If so, what steps could be taken?
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Mounting HFS+ partition on Arch Linux

I'm having some problems with mounting an hfs+ partition on Arch Linux. When I run sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda2 /mnt/mac I get this error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/...
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Resize HFS+ Partition on Windows

Is there any way that I can resize a HFS+ partition on Windows 8? I tried Paragon Partition Manager, but it actually makes the partition Read-Only after re-sizing it.
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Sharing HFS+ (USB-HDD) over NFS

I've hooked up an external HDD to my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. It shows up under /dev/sda2 and /dev/sda3 (two partitions). I followed numerous tutorials, but none seem to have a fix for my ...
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Mounting HFS+ (hfsplus) RAID 1 under Linux 3.13

I'm using a Linux Mint liveCD to rescue data off a Hackintosh which had its boot drive fail. I also have an HFS+ RAID 1 (created with Disk Utility in OS X) on separate drives in the system. ...
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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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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 (...