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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I look at disk journals under OS X?

About 2000 files just turned up missing on my Mac, with no clues as to where they went or how they were deleted. I have disk journaling enabled, so I'd like to look at the journals. Hopefully, ...
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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 use HFS formatted pen drive in Windows 7?

I recently used disk utility in my mac book pro to format my 8 GB pen drive to install OS X. After that I formatted my pen drive from disk utility as FAT32 so that I would be able to use it in ...
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Is it possible to take a filesystem image and write it to a device to take up the space of the drive

Essentially what I want to do is create an image of a filesystem then write that filesystem to a flash drive. Currently I am trying to create an hfs filesystem in the form of a file on an ext3 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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shrinking an hfs+ partition

I have a GPT partitioned disk with 2 HFS+ partitions. I am trying to shrink the first partition. things I have tried so far: use Disk Utility.app error: "The partition cannot be resized. Try ...
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Change owner of folder on read-only drive in Ubuntu

My IMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty) and I removed the HDD so I could recover some files. I'm trying to copy files from my Desktop folder on the Mac HDD using Ubuntu 10.04 (running from ...
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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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PowerPC boot CD that can read NTFS partitions

I am looking for a boot CD that will boot a power PC (linux, bsd, OSX) and allow read/write access to HFS+ and NTFS partitions. What is the best option?
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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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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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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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Why do disk images hosted on a read-only HFS+ partition behave differently?

I have come across the following phenomenon and would like to know how leaky Windows' file system abstraction is or if there's something else involved. I partitioned the hard disk of my MacBook Pro ...
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Un-do Windows disk convert HFS+

Last night, a friend asked my to give him a copy of a word document. He handed me an external hard drive and left. I plugged the hard drive into my file server running Windows Server 2003, opened ...
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What are 'damaged files' on external hard drive (HFS format for OS X)?

I have an external HD formatted to default HFS (Mac OS Extended - Journaled) and very once and a while I get a folder called DamagedFiles in the root of the volume. The folder contains a collection ...
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iBook G4 hard disk issue - how to repair broken HFS filesystem?

The OS does not boot, it stays in blue blank screen with scrolling bar. I restarted to single user mode and tried fsck - it said it cannot repair fs. Restarting with OSX install diskette: it did not ...
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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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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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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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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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unable to format external drive to HFS+ for Mac

I have an external hard drive (1 TB Western Digital) that is currently formatted as FAT32 and I want to reformat it to a single partition of HFS+ for my Mac. I realize that I can read FAT32 from my ...
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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 ...