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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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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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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Linux - fstab entry for hfsplus on ssd

I've got an Arch and OS X install sharing an HFS+ (non-journaled) /home partition. My Arch side seems to have issues with the partition. In particular, deleting multiple files causes the drive to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...