A lightweight, yet powerful application that can seamlessly read and extract files from Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images
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October 11, 2021
HFSExplorer is a software application that addresses users who want to access data on their Mac OS hard drives from their Windows-based computers.
If you connect a HFS-formatted hard drive to a Windows PC and don’t use special tools, the drive’s contents cannot be read. Specialized software like this one break this barrier and make the files and folders accessible.
The application does not excel through its looks, presenting a rather dull graphical user interface. Instead, it focuses on functionality. You can manually select the proper HFS device or ask the tool to autodetect all compatible drives and simply choose one from a list. You should know that HFSExplorer warns you that hybrid CD-ROMs with both HFS+ and ISO file systems are not supported.
The “Tools” menu of the program offers a set of options such as the file system information, the use of file system caching as well as the disk image creation wizard or memory statistics.
In the end, there are no special skills you need to master to be able to dive into this program and start browsing your HFS-formatted hard drives just like using a regular Windows hard disk.
To sum it all up, what HFSExplorer does is deliver the means for you to seamlessly connect a HFS drive from a Mac computer or load Mac images to copy data to your Windows workstation.