Questions tagged [hfs+]

HFS+ is a filesystem used almost exclusively on Apple computers running Mac OS X (or its predecessors since Mac OS 8). The default HFS+ configuration only has read-only support in the Linux kernel.

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Kernel support for HFS+ or APFS

What is the current status for the Linux kernel's support for APFS or HFS+ (filesystems used by MacOS)? Does it support write, journaling etc? I saw Is an Apple File System (APFS) driver for linux ...
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Is Quota possible with HFS+ on Debian Buster?

I'm running Raspbian Buster on a RPI 4 with two external USB-Drives attached, acting as a small fileserver (netatalk). Each partition is formated with HFS+ (all the clients are OS-X). Everything is ...
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How can I fix the partitions on a Mac disk image using testdisk and parted?

I was given a corrupted disk from a Macbook, and I'm on Linux Mint 19. I took a whole disk image using ddrescue, and that's what I'm working with. I ran this command: sudo testdisk myimage.img And ...
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Cloned only a single encrypted HFS+-partition, not the whole disk (ddrescue)

I cloned a single partition type HFS+ encrypted to a file image using ddrescue. The disk is not damaged, I only needed the space on the disk for something. Now I realised that I forgot to clone the ...
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Using MacOS as a file server for Linux backups

I have recently purchased a 2014 Mac Mini to use as a personal file server among other small server tasks. The main purpose of the device is for me to be able to back up files over the network. ...
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Is it possible to recover the lost files or folders from formerly HFS+-formatted external drive if this external drive is currently ext4-formatted?

I was checking Recover Linux ext4 partition formatted to hfs+, but our cases are different because our cases are inverted. I have an external HDD and an external SSD. The external HDD used to be HFS+...
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How can I copy files with characters like '?' and ':' from a read-only drive to ntfs?

I have a drive of files recovered from a mac (hfs+) that I'm trying to copy over to an ntfs volume so that they can be accessed from a Windows machine. There are, unfortunately, quite a few files with ...
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GParted taking +50h to resize a 900GB partition?

This is the situation: I have a 1TB hard drive with a 900GB HFS+ partition and 480GB of data. I've decided to shrink that partition to 500GB so I have space for another partition. However, GParted ...
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How to recover HFS+ Partition Catalog (Possible failing drive)

I have a 1TB External drive that was formatted HFS+ for use with a Macintosh Apple Computer. The drive is completely full. I'm using Linux to try to recover all the files, or to repair the disk and ...
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How do I shrink a HFS+ partition image?

I recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop, but saved the original operating system (Mac OS) to a partition image. How do I shrink the image? It's 80GB, however the data in the image only takes up ...
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fdisk says the partition I'm trying to recover is “unknown” type. Is there anyway to mount this?

I have a corrupt HFS partition that I'm trying to recover data from. >>sudo fdisk -l Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sda1 40 409639 409600 200M EFI ...
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“No space left on device” despite 70GB free; can't create any files larger than 8.0MiB on iPad [closed]

OK so this is on an iPad Pro but I'm asking you guys because this is about the underlying Unix system behind iOS/OS X, not really iPad specific. (And yes I spent hours reading all relevant ...
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How to change UUID after cloning a Mac HDD with `dd`?

After 1 day of googling and try&error I give up and ask for help. Long story short: I cloned internal HDD of my iMac (Mid 2011) to external SDD with dd command. Now I have two identical discs ...
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Format disk as HFS+, but case sensitive?

Linux can format an (external) disk as HFS+, e.g.: apt-get install gparted hfsprogs, then gparted /dev/sdd, rightclick on the partition to format, choose HFS+, click Apply, quit; mount -t hfsplus /dev/...
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HFS+ on fedora, many broken directory hard link [closed]

There is a hard disk. In one directory there are around 1000 directories, and every each one hard linked to other location in the same hard. the problem is that in fedora 35 of them I could open, the ...
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How can I relabel an HFS+ partition?

I am attempting to rename an HFS+ partition for a friend to use. After formatting, the volume appears as "untitled". Gparted and Nemo cannot seem to relabel it due to their own limitations for dealing ...
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Is it okay to format my Toshiba Canvio Ready Portable Hard Drive to “ext4”?

Today I have bought a new Toshiba 1TB Canvio Ready USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (Black). The specifications page of the portable hard drive says, it has been formated to NTFS file system and ...
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Some questions about the stat command for file systems

First of all, I'm completely ignorant regarding shell commands. So, please, be patient. Also, I'm using OS X, but I'm happy with an answer in the generality of Unix if such thing is possible. I'm ...
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Adding new HFS+ partition to fstab

I'm trying to mount at boot a HFS+ core partition in Linux Ubuntu. I followed some other questions here and I came up with this mount command, which seems to properly work, providing read/write access ...
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recover files from HSF+ USB External HD, test on CentOS 7 to diagnostic

Note: The result for my question are very different to How to repair a corrupted HFS+ partition from a damaged hard-disk? For another result with ubuntu: https://askubuntu.com/questions/955325/using-...
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How to backup Debian system to Apple hfsplus Harddisk?

I think the only option is to move a zip file there but I get when trying to create a directory there on hfsplus file system at /media/masi/Elements/. masi@masi:/media/masi/Elements$ mkdir MasiWeek ...
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ls: cannot access 'filename': No such file or directory (but file exists)

HFS+ formatted drive connected to an Ubuntu box via a SATA/USB cradle. No issues are reported for the partition by fsck.hfsplus. Attempting to run "ls" (or anything else) on the affected files ...
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Grow an HFS+ Volume on OSX without re-partitioning

I have created a master image using Clonezilla so we can (frequently) re-image a bunch of our machines. The problem I am having lies in the deployment of the image to machines with larger HDDs. The ...
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Mount read-write HFS+ drive in OpenWRT

I attached an 'old' SSD drive that I removed from my Mac, to my Turris Omnia via one of its two USB 3 ports. While I've been able to mount the device, it's in read-only mode. I can't seem to mount ...
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Migrating a failed hard drive — preventing fsck

I have a hard drive which has suddenly developed unstable sectors. I am able to read it with dd_rescue, so I transferred it completely to another new drive of the same size. The Windows partition is ...
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cp --reflink=auto for MacOS X

cp --reflink=auto shows following output for MacOS: cp: illegal option -- - Is copy-on-write or deduplication supported for HFS? How can I COW huge files with HFS?
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What about hfs+ file system, `k3b` iso's and `growisofs` makes my blu-ray disk a coaster?

I backed up my MacBook using a Blu-ray burner on my CentOS server. When I try to mount the Blu-ray disk, $ mount -t hfsplus /dev/sr0 /mnt/bluray I get the error, mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0 ...
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OS X filesystem case insensitivity corrupts vlc command

vlc -I rc from OS X Terminal bash prompt returns error: VLC media player 2.2.3 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.3-3-g0777f11) [0000000100233778] core libvlc error: No plugins found! Check your VLC ...
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Can I repair a HFS+ volume if the files were unreadable after “Easus Recovery Wizard” recovery? Testdisk & Diskutil info below

I have someone else's 1.5TB hard drive (WD Elements) that I would like to repair or recover files from. It has possibly been dropped and was constantly around a lot of loud Techno music. It is the ...
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Add AFP shares to ext3 partition

Is it possible to add an AFP service / protocol to an existing ext3 partition? I have a linux server that I want to share with Apple clients. The clients want to use TIME MACHINE which will only ...
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relabel hfs+ volumes

I have read through all the man pages of my hfs-related packages (hfsplus-tools, hfsutils), and I cannot find a way to relabel a hfs+ volume. gparted also seems to be able on my system to do all the ...
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fsck.hfsplus cannot repair keys out of order

My MacBook pro suddenly was no longer able to boot. Going into the disk utility from the recovery boot I tried to repair the drive and it failed saying that keys were out of order. I then made a copy ...
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Can't copy or view files with hangul on HFS+

I'm trying to copy a directory of Korean and Japanese music on a Debian Jessie box. The source file system is HFS+J (Mavericks vintage) from a dead Mac, mounted with hfstools: # mount -t hfsplus -o ...
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Smarter filetransfers than rsync? [closed]

I have a large file (2-3 GB, binary, undocumented format) that I use on two different computers (normally I use it on a desktop system but when I travel I put it on my laptop). I use rsync to transfer ...
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How to Fix Elusive Permissions Problem - Rasp Pi, HFS+, SMB, Mac

I have a Raspberry Pi running Transmission. The main data partition is on a USB drive. The partition is formatted as HFS+ (hfsplus) in case I need to plug it into my Mac. The Mac connects to the ...
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Arch/OSX - fstab options for shared /home (HFS+) 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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Why can Shell builtins not be run with capital letters but other commands can?

Why is this? When I do this CD ~/Desktop It doesn't take me to the Desktop. But this: echo "foo bar" | GREP bar gives me: bar
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How to fix invalid map node linkage?

My drive is formated to hfs+ and it is not clean. In example when I'm trying to mount the drive by mount -f -o rw, dmesg displays the error: hfs: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck....
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Changing HFSPlus UUID from PartedMagic

I needed to make a clone of my hard drive recently (bad blocks FTW). I was using Clonezilla at the time. However, Clonezilla refused to copy the HFS+ partition, so I did it manually. The problem is ...
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Create bootable hfs+ partition for macbook

I've installed Debian testing on a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) without keeping OS X on the internal SSD. I've used the following GPT partition layout: HFS+ EFI on /boot/efi BTRFS on / SWAP on swap I've ...
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Is this a so-called “Hybrid” Mac Partition table, and how can I mount this in Linux?

I would like to better understand what is on this hard disk, and how I can mount it into Linux (specifically Debian GNU/Linux, Stable): It was created on a Powerbook g4 "alu book" with the default ...
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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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Can't mount filesystem by offset

I'm having trouble trying to mount a filesystem. Basically, if I mount /dev/sdc1, it works perfectly. But if I mount /dev/sdc with a byte offset, it fails. The filesystem is HFS+ (formatted using an ...
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Files that do not exist, prevent me from deleting them, corrupted filesystem

Well... It's about on an OS X system (hfs+), but that's unix after all to. :p system has become unbootable, due to a filesystem error... fsck.hfsplus fails because .... ... ** Checking ...
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How to repair a corrupted HFS+ partition from a damaged hard-disk?

I have a friend's Mac OS X disk that comes with an HFS+ partition. I am supposed to recover the personal data from this disk, and I'm not yet sure if the filesystem is corrupted or the disk is dying). ...
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rsyncing from ext3 on mac: file has vanished

I am on Os X and I am rsyncing from a ext3 volume (that I read with osxfuse 2.6.2) to a HFS+ volume. The data I am backupping are ~ 500GB. Sometimes rsync gives the following message: file has ...
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where is the user content on a Mac OS X disk?

I have a friend's Mac OS X disk that comes with an HFS+ partition. I am supposed to recover the personal data from this disk (it's not yet clear if the FS is corrupted or the disk dying), but for the ...
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Why does du report a size of 0 for some non-empty files on a HFS+ partition?

What is the explanation for the difference: $ ls -l /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 15730 11 jui 15:02 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info.plist $ du -sh /...
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On Linux, can you write to HFS+ extended attributes?

I'm in the process of setting up a file server, and I'm looking for a way to preserve extended attributes in files that come from OS X machines, and manipulate them while the file is on the server. ...
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Mac OS X partition type problem

As a 2 decades of MS-Windows user I have switched to Mac OS X a month ago. And my knowledge is not enough to fix my big problem which I encountered yesterday and my brand new MBPro is dead now. I ...