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How to convert HFS+ partition to APFS on Mac?

After struggling with deleting Ubuntu from my Mac alongside with macOS, after deleting EFI volume it became free and unused. How can I convert it to APFS again and include that in my HD storage? Disk ...
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Mounting hfs volume under MacOS Catalina

I'm running MacOS X Catalina. To be able to connect to an HFS volume created by QEMU I tried sudo mount -t hfs qemuhdd.raw /tmp/os9vm I got the following error: GetMasterBlock: Error 25 getting block ...
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How can I mount an HFS (not HFS+) filesystem read/write in Linux?

I have some HFS disk images (pre-Mac OS 8; not HFS+) which I'd like to be able to mount read/write in Linux. However, this command: sudo mount -t hfs -o force,rw sys7.dsk mnt gives me: mount: /...
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Create a hybrid .iso directly from a Mac/PC hybrid CD?

I have several dozen hybrid Mac/PC CDs and would like to create .iso images of them. The Mac partitions are HFS and HFS+, the PC partitions are ISO9660. Currently, I copy the Mac content after ...
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Recover non-bootable Mac HFS partition from Linux partition

I have a MacBook Air early 2015 with two partitions: the HFS one for Mac and another for GNU/Linux. I wanted to delete the Linux partition since Mac OS had little free space, but the disk utility ...
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Linux: mounting, or at least accessing both "partitions" of a Hybrid HFS/ISOFS CD-ROM image

Heyo, So I happen to have at least one CD - in this case, an Enhanced CD of Roger Sanchez's "Another Chance" - that I'm trying to make a backup of, but although I can seem to successfully back up ...
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mounted hfs+ drive with hfsprog, now disk corrupt

Following several other threads, I mounted an HFS+ external hard drive using sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdXY /media/mntpoint then unmounted. Now the harddrive is unreadable: Input/...
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Why can files be emailed between different file systems but removable drives have problems?

If you have a USB memory stick that is shared between a computer running Windows and OS X then the best option is to format with FAT as this is understood by both filesystems. Why isn't this a problem ...
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Accessing data on drive that was initialized as a GPT

I have a USB drive that only had a /dev/disk1 that I could mount by mount -t hfs /dev/disk1 /Volumes/usb on a Mac drive. For the life of me I could not get it mount or be read on Windows regardless of ...
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How do I remove an app folder is OSX when all else fails?

I have a folder/package in the Applications called CrashPlan.app. The uninstall failed and I am left with a folder that has a Contents folder, but aside from that, is completely empty. The folder ...
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TestDisk failed in Deep Search?

I'm trying to recover data from a colleague's 4TB external G-RAID drive. I've saved the main partition from the quick scan result, but that didn't help, so i spent the past week doing a Deeper Search. ...
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How to convert Hierarchical File System (HFS) to FAT/NTFS?

I know how to change FAT32 to NTFS file system and vice-versa. But I am unaware of Hierarchical File System (HFS). So please tell me if anyone knows how to convert HFS to NTFS/FAT32 ? Thanks in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 change ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 HFS+...
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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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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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Copy data from old HD to Mac

I've got an old 3 1/2 '' IDE HD, with a FAT32 and a HFS+ partition, and I'd like to copy the data to a Macbook. However, the old HD casing that I used it with is broken, and the new casing I bought (...
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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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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 is ...
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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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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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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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How to mount a mobile hard drive of Mac OS to windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read and write Mac drives on Windows My friend has a 500G mobile hard drive which he used with his Mac. Part of the drive is used to install a Windows system. ...
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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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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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HFS partition mounting read-only [duplicate]

I have an external Western Digital Hard drive with two HFS partitions with journaling disabled. When I connect it to a computer running Linux (Debian or Ubuntu), frequently both partitions are ...
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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. Running ps -ax shows that it is doing /sbin/fsck_hfs -f -n -x -E /dev/disk3. Only problem: I ...
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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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