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Old May 7, 2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Apple HFS+ Windows Driver (Download)

EDIT: This may not be the latest version of the Boot Camp HFS driver. Also I have not personally tested it on Windows 8 RTM.

This is the Read-Only HFS+ driver that comes with Boot Camp 4. It can be installed on any Windows Vista, 7 or 8 machine without the need to install the Boot Camp package (and also easily removed if necessary).

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  • Description: Read-Only HFS+ driver from Boot Camp 4 (Build 4131)
  • Name: Apple_HFS_Read_Only_Driver_v3.2.0.2.zip
  • Size: 80,229 bytes
  • SHA-1: 04316784e9dad5508c628df0a0a3fe6faef86aa0
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Old May 7, 2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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Thanks! What about a sticky for all bootcamp dirvers?
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Old May 9, 2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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I agree. We should have a sticky for the latest Boot Camp package and Windows 7 SP1 ISO's.
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Red face installation method?

Can you advise on how to install it on the Windows machine?



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This is the Read-Only HFS+ driver that comes with Boot Camp 4. It can be installed on any Windows Vista, 7 or 8 machine without the need to install the Boot Camp package (and also easily removed if necessary).
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 06:35 PM   #5
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There's a text file in the Zip archive with instructions.

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How to Install Apple HFS+ Driver:
    1. Uninstall MacDrive/Paragon
    2. Copy AppleHFS.sys & AppleMNT.sys to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
    3. Merge Add_AppleHFS.reg
    4. Restart

How to Remove Apple HFS+ Driver:
    1. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
    2. Rename AppleHFS.sys & AppleMNT.sys to AppleHFS.sy_ & AppleMNT.sy_
    3. Restart
    4. Browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
    5. Delete AppleHFS.sy_ & AppleMNT.sy_
    6. Merge Remove_AppleHFS.reg


Note: x86    folder is for 32-bit Windows
      x86_64 folder is for 64-bit Windows

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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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Thank you, worked perfect!
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Old Aug 1, 2012, 09:56 AM   #7
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Old Aug 8, 2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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read-only

I'm curious. Maybe I'm wrong, but in Snow Leopard's version of Boot Camp, the driver for HFS+ was read-write. Did they change it to read-only for Lion?
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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I'm curious. Maybe I'm wrong, but in Snow Leopard's version of Boot Camp, the driver for HFS+ was read-write. Did they change it to read-only for Lion?
They may have made it read-only for safety as some linux users found that large Hard Disks e.g. 2TB could be corrupted without journalling turned off.

Its well known that writable NTFS is risky on a Mac, heck NTFS is risky on a PC and the people at redmond ain't gonna fix that in anything less than a new major release of the OS
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:15 PM   #10
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Its well known that writable NTFS is risky on a Mac, heck NTFS is risky on a PC and the people at redmond ain't gonna fix that in anything less than a new major release of the OS
NTFS is the standard file system in Windows 7 and 8. It is a very good and stable file system.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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NTFS is the standard file system in Windows 7 and 8. It is a very good and stable file system.
I never had a ntfs partition mess up

but i have hfs+ mess up three times on me now causesing the system to be unusable and then causing the disk ult to not work.

Had to format my drive with a win 7 install disk
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 01:15 PM   #12
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Had my MacBook Pro since 2010 and this is the first time it has stopped working took it to Apple today and they said it will need a reformat to fix it but I need some files off it so they suggested trying HFS drivers for windows since I have no access to another Mac.

How does this work do I just hook the Mac up to PC and with these drivers in place it treats it as a hard drive that I can explore and copy particular files over to the windows hard drive? Or do I need to copy the whole hard drive (image the drive)?
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 01:27 PM   #13
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Had my MacBook Pro since 2010 and this is the first time it has stopped working took it to Apple today and they said it will need a reformat to fix it but I need some files off it so they suggested trying HFS drivers for windows since I have no access to another Mac.

How does this work do I just hook the Mac up to PC and with these drivers in place it treats it as a hard drive that I can explore and copy particular files over to the windows hard drive? Or do I need to copy the whole hard drive (image the drive)?
As long as the pc has a firewire port, you can boot the mac in target mode and access it like an external HDD, yes.
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 02:00 PM   #14
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As long as the pc has a firewire port, you can boot the mac in target mode and access it like an external HDD, yes.
Does it need to be firewire can I use a hard drive dock and take the mac hard drive out and put it in that then attach to PC via USB?
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Old Sep 1, 2012, 02:01 PM   #15
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Does it need to be firewire can I use a hard drive dock and take the mac hard drive out and put it in that then attach to PC via USB?
To do it without taking the drive out it has to be firewire, if taking the drive out then any old dock that takes laptop hdd's should work, just a standard drive after all.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 06:49 PM   #16
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Sorry but it doesn't work on my Windows 8

I have Paragon installed before, it can read HFS+ drive on my system no problem , but it's giving me other issue which is I can't seem to shutdown the PC. So I uninstalled it and try to give this driver a go.

Btw, I have Windows 8 64 bit, the driver still goes to system32 right?

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:49 PM   #17
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 06:41 PM   #18
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Smile Update v4.0.2.0

Some time ago I found the 3.2.0.2 drivers thanks to this thread, and in gratitude, I would like to contribute with this update:

Apple HFS Read Only Driver v4.0.2.0.zip

They are extracted from Bootcamp 5.0 for MBP 2012. Includes 32 and 64 bit version.

The rest of the content is exactly the same as in the Quad5Ny original zip.

Tested in Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

Enjoy!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:16 AM   #19
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What about a read write driver?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:29 AM   #20
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I'm curious. Maybe I'm wrong, but in Snow Leopard's version of Boot Camp, the driver for HFS+ was read-write. Did they change it to read-only for Lion?
Snow Leopard's version was also read only.
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Some time ago I found the 3.2.0.2 drivers thanks to this thread, and in gratitude, I would like to contribute with this update:

Apple HFS Read Only Driver v4.0.2.0.zip

They are extracted from Bootcamp 5.0 for MBP 2012. Includes 32 and 64 bit version.

The rest of the content is exactly the same as in the Quad5Ny original zip.

Tested in Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

Enjoy!
Thanks! This helped a lot when i needed to read something on my external from a pc.

Hopefully someone keeps this updated from time to time. I'm subed to this thread for the future.
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:53 PM   #22
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Thanks for the previous versions and registry files!

EDIT:

Here is a quick update with 64-bit drivers from BootCamp 5.0.5033:
- AppleHFS.sys 5.0.0.1
- AppleMNT.sys 5.0.0.0

Works fine with Windows 8.1 x64.
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File Type: zip AppleHFS_v5.0.0.1.zip (49.1 KB, 1218 views)

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Old Apr 6, 2013, 10:08 PM   #23
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Thanks for the previous versions and registry files!

Here is a quick update with 64 bit drivers from BootCamp 5.0.5033:
- AppleHFS.sys 4.1.0.0
- AppleMNT.sys 4.0.1.0
Awesome! I take it these are from the 10.8.3 Bootcamp update? Does Windows 8 work?

Thanks!
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 12:36 PM   #24
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Awesome! I take it these are from the 10.8.3 Bootcamp update? Does Windows 8 work?

Thanks!
Didn't have any problems so far with Windows 8. I extracted them manually from this package.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 04:01 AM   #25
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I'm not getting this to work... not sure if I'm doing something wrong. Can I use this standalone (i.e. without installing anything else from Bootcamp)? I copied the two files from the 4.1 version from K3nny and then ran the registry updater, but I still can't view any HFS drives. Using Win 7 64-bit on a pure Windows machine.
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