HFSExplorer 0.23

It is an application that can read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images
0.23.1 (See all)

The developer of HFSExplorer has created this tools that he basically offers as freeware. It is a useful application for viewing and extracting files from an HFS+ volume (Mac OS Extended) or an HFSX volume (Mac OS Extended, Case-sensitive) that are located on a physical drive, on an image of a .dmg disk, or in a raw file system dump. The browser program Catacombae HFSExplorer is compatible with Windows. The best thing about this program is that the developer openly requests input from users and so stands in the unique position to have very current, very functional software.

Its potential users are owners of HFS+-formatted iPods, who are willing to access their content from Windows or elsewhere; users of PearPC or similar Mac emulation/virtualization software who wish to access the contents of their virtual hard drives (but it only works if the image is in raw format); users of Intel Macs running MS Windows XP with Boot Camp; and anyone who needs to access the contents of HFS+-formatted .dmg files. The developer has tested the application on Windows XP x86 SP3, Windows XP x64 SP2, Windows Vista x86 and Windows Vista x64 with Java 1.5.0/1.6.0.

The great thing about Eric’s website is that he provides step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting information on downloading and using his software. It’s easy to use and well lied out as long as you are more than fairly computer literate.

Luis Sanchez
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  • Tested on x64 XP and Vista


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