Paragon hfs+ for windows


Unfortunately, it"s not a straightforward process; you can"t just connect the Mac drive và expect it khổng lồ work. Here"s everything you need lớn know khổng lồ get it working.

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Why Can"t Windows Read Mac Drives?

Windows and macOS use different file systems. Windows uses the NTFS file system for its internal drives, whereas Apple replaced HFS+ with its successor—Apple File System (APFS)—in early 2017. Today, APFS is used on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.

External hard disks and USB drives are generally formatted with the Windows FAT32 tệp tin system for maximum compatibility. Most devices, including Macs, can read and write from FAT32 devices.

All new Macs will be formatted with APFS. Older Mac drives are likely still formatted with the HFS+ tệp tin system. Windows can"t read either tệp tin system by mặc định.

We"ll show you how to lớn access your Mac-formatted APFS or HFS+ drive on Windows.

How lớn Read APFS on Windows

Firstly, let"s look at how to read the newer Apple File System format on Windows. All these apps will allow you lớn read drives from any updated Apple device, not just Macs.

1. MacDrive

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MacDrive sầu has been one of the go-to lớn apps for a long time. The first version was released way back in 1996. If you"re prepared khổng lồ spkết thúc some money, you don"t need to look elsewhere.

The ứng dụng works with APFS drives & HFS+ drives.

Unlượt thích some options, MacDrive sầu lets you read và write data to your Mac-formatted drive directly from Windows.

The app is focused on the freshly redesigned Disk Management Window. It acts as a hub for all the Mac drives connected lớn Windows.

You will also be able to lớn see your APFS or HFS+ drive sầu directly within File Explorer, allowing easy integration with the rest of the Windows operating system.

Other useful features include the ability to lớn create và partition Mac disks direct from your PC, a powerful disk repair feature, và robust security tools.

The standard version costs $49.99. There"s also a Pro version. It adds several extra features, including automatic tệp tin defragmentation, support for RAID setups, & a way khổng lồ create Mac ISO files.

A five-day không lấy phí trial is available.

Download: MacDrive sầu for Windows 10 ($49.99)

2. Paragon APFS for Windows

Paragon APFS for Windows is another paid ứng dụng. It is the main competitor of MacDrive.

The app provides read và write access khổng lồ APFS-formatted partitions, read & write access to lớn compressed & cloned files, & read-only support for encrypted volumes.

It supports disk auto-mounting at start-up but doesn"t have MacDrive"s partition tools.

MacDrive sầu has one big advantage over Paragon"s app: HFS+ tư vấn. Paragon APFS for Windows only supports APFS-formatted drives. If you have some older Mac drives lying around that are still running HFS+, you would need to lớn purchase Paragon HFS+ for Windows separately. MacDrive, therefore, is a more economical option.

One license—which costs $49.95—works on three Windows PCs.

Download: Paragon APFS for Windows 10 ($49.95)

3. UFS Explorer Standard Access

UFS Explorer Standard Access exploring mac drive sầu windows
Our third và final recommendation for reading APFS drives on Windows is UFS Explorer Standard Recovery. Once again, it"s a paid option. The phầm mềm will cost you €59.95.

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery is the most versatile tiện ích on this danh sách. It can read the two formats we care about—APFS và HFS+—as well as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, SGI XFS, Linux JFS, Unix/BSD, UFS/UFS2, và VMware VMFS.

As such, this is the tiện ích you should choose if you find yourself hopping between lots of different operating systems during your day.

UFS Explorer Standard Recovery also comes with RAID tư vấn as standard. The tiện ích has a built-in RAID builder, so you can customize it for your array.

There is a không tính tiền version of the app with no time limits, but it will only let you copy files smaller than 256KB in kích thước.

Download: UFS Explorer Standard Access for Windows 10 (€59.95)

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How to Read HFS+ on Windows

If your Mac-formatted drive sầu is still running HFS+, use one of these three methods instead.

1. Install Apple HFS+ Drivers

If you only need read access, you can install the Apple HFS+ drivers for Windows. Be sure to lớn remove sầu Paragon or MacDrive before proceeding.

Download the correct Windows driver package, then follow these steps:

Copy the ApplsHFS.sys & AppleMNT.sys files to lớn C:WindowsSystem32drivers Merge the Add_AppleHFS.reg file with your Windows registry. Restart your system.

The video above sầu also demonstrates the process.

After restarting, your Mac-formatted drive should show up under This PC. This method only gives you read access to the drive. If you would like khổng lồ edit or delete files, try one of the alternative methods below.

2. HFSExplorer

HFSExplorer is completely không lấy phí. You can use it to lớn access Mac tệp tin systems from Windows without paying a dime. The developer hasn"t updated it since October 2015 due khổng lồ the arrival of APFS, but it still works on older systems.

HFSExplorer requires Java. We generally recommend against having Java installed, but it"s necessary here unless you want lớn spend money. You also need to lớn run the app as an Admin.

This tool is simple to lớn use. Connect your Mac-formatted drive to your Windows system, open HFSExplorer, and cliông chồng File > Load File System From Device. HFSExplorer can automatically locate any connected devices with HFS+ file systems và open them. You can then extract files from the HFSExplorer window to your Windows drive.

Note that HFSExplorer is read-only, so you can"t modify or delete files on your Mac drive. It also doesn"t integrate with Windows File Explorer—files are available in the HFSExplorer application, và you must copy them elsewhere.

Download: HFSExplorer for Windows 10 (Free)

3. Paragon HFS+ for Windows

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Paragon HFS+ for Windows is a paid application, but it distinguishes itself with additional features.

Unlượt thích HFSExplorer, Paragon HFS+ for Windows provides full read/write access lớn Mac drives và promises high performance. It even integrates HFS+ tệp tin systems with Windows Explorer or File Explorer on Windows. Any Windows program can read from or write to the Mac drive sầu.

The tiện ích costs $19.95, but it also offers a 10-day không lấy phí trial. If you need lớn recover files from a drive, 10 days is plenty of time khổng lồ install this file system driver, copy your files over, & uninstall it.

Paragon HFS+ doesn"t need Java lớn work.

Download: Paragon HFS+ for Windows 10 ($19.95)

Format the Mac Drive sầu for Windows

If you have a Mac drive lying around and you no longer have sầu a Mac, you"re not stuông chồng with the Mac tệp tin system forever. After recovering the files from your drive sầu with one of the tools above, you can then format the drive và convert it lớn a standard FAT32 partition that will work with most devices.

Formatting will erase all the files on your drive sầu, so make sure you have sầu backed up your files. To format the drive, use the dialog that appears when you connect the drive sầu lớn your computer.

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