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Mount encrypted HFS in ubuntu

I try to mount an encrypted HFS+ partition in Ubuntu. An older post described quite good how to do it, but lacks the information how to use encrypted partitions. What I found so far is: # install ...
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How does one change the UUID of a Volume on Mac OS X 10.6?

Does anyone know how to change the UUID of a Volume? The background for this question is that I have a duplicate UUID issue: I have /Volumes/OldMacHD with a UUID of XYZ. I have /Volumes/Mirror1 ...
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How does one change the UUID of a Volume on Mac OS X to a SPECIFIED value?

This is similar to the question asked here: How does one change the UUID of a Volume on Mac OS X 10.6? Only difference is I want to change it to a specific value, not a random one. The hfs.util only ...
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Resize HFS+ Partition

Is there any way that I can resize (actually growing is what I need, not shrinking) a HFS+ partition? I tried gparted and acronis but of them none seem to be able to do it. So, tell me: is that ...
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On a Mac, how can I find all files on a NTFS partition that have the same name, given case *in*sensitivity?

Here's the deal, I have a huge mess of files on an external drive that is formatted as NTFS. I wish to copy all of these files onto my MacBook Pro. NTFS, like sane filesystems, is case sensitive. HFS ...
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Case sensitive folder names in OS X

I have two folders on a Tomcat server: linkredirect LINKredirect (I know it is bad practice to use upper case, but it is out of my control) Both directories are hosted on the server and there ...
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What characters are forbidden in OS X filenames?

Is there a list of characters which are not allowed in filenames and paths on OS X?
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How can I find out what's on a certain block in an HFS+ formatted drive?

I've a hard disk that has damaged blocks. I'm now copying it using ddrescue to an external drive. I've a file with the list of the damaged blocks, how can I find out which files are located in the ...
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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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Mounting HFS Volume on Win 7

I have an HFS volume on a USB disk. When I plug it in, Windows wants to format. I've had not luck with HFS Explorer. I go to Disk Management -> Right click the HFS disk and select Properties -> Goto ...
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Drobo not mounting. Disk repair doesn't work either

While transferring data to my 2nd gen Drobo power went out. Now my Drobo is not mounting to my OS X 10.6.3 I have tried Disk Repair and this error message appears: Verify and Repair volume “disk1s2” ...
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How to mount a HFS partition in Ubuntu as Read/Write?

I plugged in my external harddrive (which was formatted on my Mac into HFS+ journaled) to my Ubuntu desktop 9.04 64bit. I am not able to get the drive to mount with write capability, how do I do ...
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Service for retrieving data from old Macintosh floppies

I have a bunch of old Mac floppies, from whatever System was common in 1995. I've been wanting to get this data off of these floppies for some time but feet dragging has led to the current state ...
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External Mac harddrive read errors

I have an external drive (500gb WD Passport) with some data on that I would like to access. The disk is formated with Mac OS Extended (journaled, case sensitive), ignoring file ownership. ...
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Having Trouble Mounting HFS Filesystem at Boot on Ubuntu Server

While the command "sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdc1 /home/external3" mounts the hfs file system on the /home/external3 directory on my Ubuntu server, I don't understand how to get it to mount at boot. ...
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Does creating a tar file need more space?

HTTP File Server or HFS is a small utility which allows one to share files with others by creating http links for every file Now when I want to download multiple files, the software creates a "tar" ...
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Mac OS X “file system formatter failed”

I bought a Samsung SSD drive from Amazon that I installed in my Macbook Pro (model: 13' late 2011) in place of the optical drive. The problem is that I can't format it in HFS with the disk utility, I ...
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locked files on HFS+ home partition shared between OSX/Linux

I dual boot into Arch Linux and OS X 10.6 on my MacBook pro. I synced my UID between both OSes and created an HFS partition (with no journaling) to use as a shared home/Users partition. For the most ...
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How to repair HFS+ extended attributes file?

Is there any tool able to repair/rebuild extended attributes file? For now I tried fsck_hfs from Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD, fsck.hfsplus from GParted 0.5.2 livecd and Paragon Partition Manager 11. ...
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How to read and write Mac drives on Windows

I have some external hard drives that are Mac OS Extended (Journaled) formatted. What software can you recommend for working with those drives when under Windows? Do you have any experience with this? ...
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SSD Garbage Collection OS X

Does the SandForce controller have garbage collection and does it work with the HFS+ filesystem? Does garbage collection have a significant effect on new SSD controllers on OS's without TRIM ...
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Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition

I offered to help a friend of mine with his computer, and it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I first thought. He originally came to me asking me to recover some of his files from his ...
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GParted failing to shrink hfs+ partition; Mac OSX disk utility reporting no space left

I'm trying to make a spot for Ubuntu on my external drive from which I boot my mac. Right now, the drive has only one partition, an hfs+ partition that stores Mac OS X. I'm using gparted to modify ...
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What does this mean and what do I do about it? crucial filesystem check: Fixing Bogus GID 80 on path /sbin/launchd

A few days ago my website got hacked and a malicious file called images.pl was uploaded which creates a backdoor that allows the file's author to upload/download/do whatever they want. Later I found ...
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How to create HFS+ partition on Windows 7 machine

I'm running Windows 7 and I would like to partition my D: volume and make it HFS+, but I cannot find any tool that will accomplish this. Has anyone done this before? Is it possible? I have EaseUS ...
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Create Mac partition in Windows

On my Windows server machine I have a 1TB drive I want to partition down the middle, one half NTFS and the other HFS+. I don't necessarily need to be able to write or even read the HFS+ partition from ...
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Recover data or repair partition from a 1TB external HD used by a Mac

I have an external 1TB HD that was previously formatted with NTFS and then given to a Mac user who, probably, formatted it with HFS+, filled it with data, and then ... BOOM. Nobody can tell what ...
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Windows 7 can't see exFat partition that I made in OSX Disk Utility

My HDD is formatted as the following [HFS+ OSX SYSTEM PARTITION] [HFS+ OSX TIME MACHINE PARTITION (just for convenient history)] [NTFS WINDOWS 7 SYSTEM PARTITION] [exFAT PARTITION] [FREE SPACE] the ...
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Virtualbox for Mac OS X - using an external USB drive, which filesystem is ideal?

Assuming that I am NOT going to add NTFS drivers that allow read+write of NTFS partitions, I was wondering if the choice of filesystem when I partition an external USB drive matters. The choices ...
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Why are Mac OS X alias files so large?

On Mac OS X, I have two aliases in my Applications folder, each points to another folder. They are 1 MB each. Why so large? I've found other sources on the Internet to say that yes, alias files can ...
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Does an external hard drive or USB thumb drive use a journaling file system?

It was said that nowadays, common file systems such as NTFS and HFS+ use a journaling mechanism so that when power is cut out or if there is a power outage, the hard drive is still in good shape and ...
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OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard no longer mounting an external USB drive

I have a 1TB generic external hard drive containing a single HFS partition. I originally formatted this using Disk Utility and it worked fine. Now, for some reason, it's not auto-mounting when I start ...
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Corrupted files, hard drive test?

I'm currently on a macbook with a 1TB external hard drive connected trough a USB hub wich is connected on my macbook. The problem is, my disk, wich is partitioned in 2 (one HFS+ and one NTFS) keeps ...
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Read OS X partition from Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 onto my Macbook using Boot Camp, but i find the whole experience very quiet seeing I cannot access my music that resides on the OS X partition. Is there software out there ...
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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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How do I mount a HFS+ dd image in OSX?

I had an HFS+ formatted drive that was going bad and wouldn't mount at all on OSX. I created an image using ddrescue on linux, and was able to save most of it. I can mount the drive and see the data ...
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Can storing 300k files in one folder cause problems?

I'm crawling a large website (over 200k pages) using wget (is there a better tool btw?). Wget is saving all the files to one directory. The partition is HFS (I think), will it cause problems if I ...
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Why has my Mac been running fsck_hfs for two days now?

I first noticed that fsck_hfs was running, taking up 50-75% of a CPU, yesterday. It continues to run today. ps shows that it is doing /sbin/fsck_hfs -f -n -x -E /dev/disk3. Only problem: I don’t ...
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Why does my freshly-formatted disk have 450 MB of data on it?

The answer is probably obvious, but I'm sure enquiring minds want to know: if I erase a disk and reformat it, what's already taking up almost half a gigabyte of space? In this case, it's formatted ...
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Sync FAT32 usb thumb drive with folder on HFS+ Mac OS X

I have a couple usb thumb drives that I use on both a Windows desktop and my Macbook. I want to be able to sync the files from the usb drive(s) with corresponding folders on my Macbook (i.e. one ...
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How can I format a partition as HFS on a PC?

For various unimportant reasons, I want to format a partition using MacOS's native HFS filesystem. Is there any software that will let me do this on a PC, without connecting the hard drive directly ...
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chmod / chown hfs+ Volume

I have just saved some data from a crashed PC to my external HD, which is a HFS+ Volume using Ubuntu live (regular copy no dd). Now I am lost: I don't have any privileges in the Folder i copied on my ...
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Fastest way to change the type of a partition? NTFS -> HFS+

Currently I have a 1TB drive with the following arrangement 500GB NTFS (with my data on it) 500GB HFS+ (empty) I would like to change this to: 1TB HFS+ (with my data) How can I effectively ...
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Mac File System - Knows Where Moved Files Are?

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Mac OS knows where a file is even when it's moved. Does anybody know why this is?
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OSX Finder: Big file count problem / File Limit problem

Now I deleted question like that.. earlier because I thought deleting of .DS_Store would help... But I still have a hard to live with big file count in one directory. Don't ask me why everything is ...
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What filesystem for shared (read/write) PC/Mac external drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cross-platform file system Is there a recommended filesystem to use when sharing an external drive between the Mac and PC? I understand there are options for Macs to ...
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If I burn a dvd with files on mac, is it going to be readable on another systems?

I don't want to burn a DVD with files that is only going to be read by newer Windows versions, and not by a Linux box. Can I trust on Mac's bultin DVD recorder in Finder in creating fully compatible ...
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How can I mount a USB drive that's been formatted on a Mac?

Is it possible, using Ubuntu 9.04, to mount a USB HDD that's been formatted on a Mac (HFS+?) How about under windows?
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External HDD won't stay mounted

After turning time machine on and then off again for an external volume, the disk will spontaneously unmount and takes around 30 seconds to list directories. Disk utility can't find anything wrong ...