hfs explore

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  1. sosaysiburke macrumors member

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    when i am using hfs explore on vista it allows me to read the files but it seems it gets errors on large files anyone know of a better program ?? or is the problem just me??
     
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    What file system are you running on Vista? NTFS or FAT32?

    If it's FAT32, that would make sense because it can't handle that many large files.
     
  3. sosaysiburke thread starter macrumors member

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  4. steveza macrumors 68000

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    FAT32 isn't supported for the boot/system partition on Vista and later OSs
     
  5. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't quite sure. I've read that Vista can run on FAT32...

    Anyways, disregard my previous post, I apparently was talking out of thin air.
     
  6. sosaysiburke thread starter macrumors member

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    the first time i used fat 32 so im pretty sure it will work haha but anything larger than a 4 gig file is a no no so thats out.
     
  7. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    HFS Explorer as an app is fantastic. One thing you might have to run it in admin. mode to work properly.

    As far as the formatting problems, I've always used NTFS (you have to be if you're running Vista, as starting with Vista all future Microsoft OS's no longer give the FAT32 option). My 500GB external HDD is formatted NFS+. HFS Explorer never had an issue getting files off it.
     
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