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Questions tagged [hfs+]

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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Is HFS+ a good idea for access across Mac and Linux (and sometimes Windows)

I (also) use external hard drives for backup. For full backups I attach them directly via USB to a Mac, but most of the time they are attached (still USB)to a Linux (Raspberry Pi) server, where I can ...
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repair HFS+ corruption using known file size and ino numbers

I've had a very strange corruption on a volume : all the files & folders are here, and all have 0 bytes, in lieu of the TBs of data it should contain. Usual solutions (diskUtility repair, fsck, ...
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Unable to mount a HFS+ image due to error on loop

I am trying to mount an image of a macbook pro obtain with dd. I have use this strategy to adapted the syntax of my mount command. I have use the following process create the image: sudo dd if=/dev/...
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A file's “space on disk” doesnt match the file's size

I just got a new larger external hard drive and transferred all the files from my old drive to the new one. When I was checking the used space to make sure everything transferred, I found that the ...
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What filesystem can I use for a large amount of small-sized data?

I was copying ~3.7TB of data from one 4TB external drive with HFS+ filesystem, to another 4TB external drive with an exFAT filesystem. The new HDD got filled after only ~75% of the data could be ...
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Unrecognized files when mounting an HFS+ filesystem on Debian

I am replacing a Mac mini for a Raspberry Pi as a fileserver. Drives have moved over and for the most part things are working just fine. While setting up a few jobs, I noticed rsync complaining about ...
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Rsync and accents in filename on macOS

When I use rysnc to backup my media hard drive that's plugged into my Ubuntu server using the command rsync -av --delete source destination it deletes and recopies all files that have accents in them, ...
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Write HFS+ formatted drive image to smaller capacity drive on Linux

I imaged a potentially defective 1TB hard disk drive containing about 270GB worth of actual data, using ddrescue, on a Lubuntu live system. The recovery is 99.9% complete, there's only a 52KB area ...
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find or ls does not list all files in a folder in MacOS (HFS+)

ls or find command do not seem to locate all files located in a specific folder. I'm running a Mac (under El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G21013), 500GB SSD, HFS+). In one of my folders, where I have about 700k ...
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Damaged partition table on drive contains NTFS and encrypted-HFS partition [duplicate]

My Mac was mounting my 500GB external drive HFS partition as read-only and NTFS partition as read-write. I tried to fix HFS partition regenerated partition table with GPT. Now I just have EFI ...
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How can I modify/open files without changing last modified/opened date on Mac OS (or Linux)?

My dad passed away last year, so I have boxes of dozens of old hard drives (all HFS+) with my all his files and pictures on them. I want to copy everything into one drive/RAID (also HFS+, possibly ...
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How to Repair MAC OS disk from Windows 10?

In boot-camp environment my MAC OS boot disk has been spoiled by Paragon HFS+ for windows-10. MAC used to be so stable. Unfortunate that I ended up installing Paragon. Many people have been ...
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Synology Hyper Backup to external USB drive: Exception occurred while backing up data (Disk I/O error)

I am attempting to backup my entire Synology1 DS415+ NAS volume to an external Western Digital My Book 8 TB USB drive, using Hyper Backup. The backup worked fine for about 10 hours, but suddenly ...
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Mounting Apple Core Storage partition on Ubuntu 17.04

I've a dual-boot OSx 10.11.4 El Capitan and Ubuntu 17.04 machine. Ubuntu can't mount or read the HFS+ partition, which was changed to Apple Core Storage in an upgrade from a previous version of the ...
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Is iOS 11 Beta IPSW package already in APFS? How to open/extract it on Windows?

I want to extract the iOS 11 Beta IPSW to extract it's ringtones and maybe even wallpapers. But I don't have a Mac to open it. I already opened the IPSW, but the DMGs inside it is my problem. I've ...
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Mounting HFS+ partition in Ubuntu

Update: I was able to solve the problem with this solution I want to read data from my SSD from my broken MacBook. I connected it to my Ubuntu 16.04 PC and used the command given in the third answer:...
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GPT disk unaccessible lost HFS+ partitions

MBP early 2011 running OSX 10.11.6 3TB Seagate external HDD My Seagate had all (not sure how many) HFS+ partitions working ok until one day it stopped mounting. currently listed as /dev/disk3 and ...
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Why do date ranges in computing start at ancient periods?

Reading the Wikipedia article for HFS+, I noticed the allowable date range is January 1, 1904 – February 6, 2040. Likewise, the range for NTFS is 1 January 1601 – 28 May 60056. In my mind, this is ...
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How to show uncompressed total physical size in bytes of an HFS-compressed file or directory?

Case in point: Apple's TextEdit at /Applications/TextEdit.app If you calculate the physical size with echo "$(/usr/bin/du -k -d 0 /Applications/TextEdit.app | /usr/bin/awk '{print $1}') * 1024" | /...
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can't access specific files in bindfs mount

I'm using Arch Linux on a Mac and therefore use hfsprogs to access my hfs+-partitions. Since the permissions on the files on my Mac partitions are set to my Mac user, I can't read or write those ...
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How to mount a USB drive partition as read/write? [duplicate]

I have a USB drive with three partitions: sdb1 is an EFI partition sdb2 is an HFS+ partition sdb3 is an MSDOS fat partition with Kali linux on it I can boot into Kali linux using this USB stick on a ...
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get back directories deleted on hfs+ filesystem

Anyone knows if it is easy "get back" a directory in hfsplus file system, mounted to Linux and deleted by rm? Long story short, I connected my iPad to Ubuntu (14.04) and wanted to import my pictures. ...
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El-Capitan has set my external HDD, which is formatted HFS+ to read only file system

I have a 1TB Lacie drive on a Firewire 800 interfaced to my iMac, running El-Capitan. The drive is used for data only and is where the /users/myname path points. As it is getting short on space, I ...
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Change the way that Dolphin (KDE) mounts a (HFS+) filesystem

Once I click a pendrive formatted with HFS+ filesystem in Dolphin, it mounts it read-only. dmesg says: hfsplus: write access to a journaled filesystem is not supported, use the force option at your ...
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Why does rsync update NTFS directories when the source has not changed?

I'm taking classes with lots of phonetic and grammatical analysis. They've given me an account on a Windows 10 network. Since I am much more comfortable with Mac and Linux (and since the Windows ...
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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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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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Create HFS+ Partition on Existing NTFS Drive

I have a 2TB hard drive which has been formatted to be NTFS. I have my Windows 10 machine backed up to it. I also have a Mac which I would like to back up to it, but I do not want to delete the ...
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Apple: Read-only HFS+ on Windows 10 with boot camp driver

I've been searching around on the internet for a while trying to answer this question, but I can't get a clear answer for it. Background info: I'm running El Capitan with a Windows 10 partition on my ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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grub-update and “/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem”

I've got a Debian 7 Wheezy (stable release) and my GRUB suddenly refuses to see one of my partitions. It is an OS X HFS+ partition on the GPT disk. This behavior was introduced in the month or so and ...
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Merge .AppleDouble forks with original files

I used to place my iTunes’s media folder on a NAS accessed through AFP and, as you may know, the OS also placed several .AppleDouble files on it. Now, my NAS isn’t working as expected and the only ...
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Failed Yosemite TimeMachine “Use Drive (with Encryption)” renders drive unmountable on reboot

I turned on TimeMachine and told it to use my Drobo volume for backups, and checked the box for encryption. It thought about it for a few minutes and then bailed with an error stating that it couldn'...
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How can I write to Journaled HFS+ from NTFS?

I have an external (USB) drive that I’m fairly sure is NTFS formatted. I would like to copy the files off of it, reformat it for Mac, and then put the files back on it. I am aware that you can’t ...
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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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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 on....
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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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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. Sometimes,...
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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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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 ...