Apple_HFSX disk file type

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  1. macmacmacr macrumors member

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    My current Diskutil list look has the a type of HFSX which I do not recognize. Can this file type be converted?

    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk0
    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_CoreStorage 205.2 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
    4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 50.0 GB disk0s4
    /dev/disk1
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: Apple_HFSX Mac HD *204.8 GB disk1
    Logical Volume on disk0s2
    24EA5326-7BBB-466E-939B-9E171EDCF445
    Unlocked Encrypted
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    No, it cannot be converted, at least not with provided system tools (some programs like iPartition claim to be capable of this though). HFSX is a case-sensitive version of HFS Plus and conversions are painful. You should transfer the files manually to a case-insensitive disk, resolve any casing problems and then reformat the HFSX disk.
     
  3. macmacmacr thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't like the idea that Apple does not mention HFSX.
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    What do you mean, does not mention? It is mentioned. In Disk Utility and Finder it is called ‘Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)’. Diskutil uses short identifiers instead. Their full definition you can get with ‘diskutil listfilesystems’.
     
  5. macmacmacr thread starter macrumors member

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    Where are you seeing Disk utility in yosemite displaying any information for "Apple_HFSX " finder also does not display any value for "Apple_HFSX "
     
  6. KALLT, Oct 25, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016

    KALLT macrumors 601

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    ‘Apple_HFSX’ is just an internal name for the partition type, which you don’t need to know. Type this command and you will see more information about your partition and its filesystem type (assuming that the above output is still correct):
    Code:
    diskutil info disk1
     

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