File systems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chris83, May 1, 2008.

  1. Chris83 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hull, UK
    I've been looking around, but I can't find the info I'm looking for. Nowhere seems to have a list.
    Anyone know what are all the supported file formats for OSX? Obviously HFS+ and FAT32 but any others?

    Cheers :)
  2. aLoC macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    Have a look in /System/Library/Filesystems.

    I can see NTFS and ZFS in there also, but they are read-only I believe.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    they are read only, OS X can read and write to FAT, but can only be installed on HFS+ i believe.
  4. Chris83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hull, UK
    I was hoping for a few more, especially ones that linux can read/write by default as well as OSX read/write by default.

    FAT32 isn't ideal as its changing file/folder names from upper to lowercase each reboot on the linux server (I know its not a case sensitive file system).

    Guess I'll change to ext2 and have to rebuild the server if it ever fails instead of plugging the drive into my mac.

    Cheers for your help.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    This is incorrect. MacOS X can also be installed on UFS. BTW, MacOS X can write to NTFS with the aid of the third-party software such as the opensource NTFS-3G/MacFUSE combination.

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