HFS Explorer, HFS+ access from Windows

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    theBB

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    I have come across this utility for Windows recently. It lets me have read-only access to HFS+ formatted hard-disks and dmg files from Windows. It is open-source and free. If you need this functionality without paying $50 for MacDrive, I think it is a good option. It used have some issues seeing some of the files, but the new version seems to have fixed them.

    http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/index2.html


    This lets me use HFS+ for my backups, as I can access my photos or music from Windows if I need to. Of course, it is not as fast as it would be if I was using FAT32, but FAT32 has other limitations.

    BTW, I am not affiliated with the developer in any way, but he seems to be quite responsive if you have any questions.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Read only access is enough for me! I'm stuck using a Windows lappy until new Macs come out. I want to see my HFS+ external drives' content badly!
     
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    theBB

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    Oh, then you'll really like it. :)
     
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    hawaiian

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    Why does everyone hate java so much? Java apps are quite stable in my experience.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Usually the responsiveness of it.
     
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    hey im having trouble getting this thing to see an external USB drive formatted in HFS+.... it wont autodetect and i dont know how to correctly type the address of the drive either.

    i used WinObj to find where the drive is, or at least i think thats what i found, but no cigar.
     
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    Eidorian

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    I just mount it using the application itself.
     
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    byakuya

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    Thank you very much for the tip!
    I was looking for something like that...I almost threw out 30€ for macdrive but instead I'll use this piece of software. All I need is read access anyways.
    Thanks alot!

    byakuya
     
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    HFS Explorer issues

    I have had big problems with using this software, both on bootcamp XP + now windows 7
    I get an error message saying a .dll was not found, try reinstalling the software. no such luck upon reinstall. Thought it might have been XP but i get the same on windows 7.
    The GUI loads up, but it cant detect any HFS volumes. Annoying much!
    Help??
     

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