Repairing HFS+ from a PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rasjunk, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. rasjunk macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Here is my question: Does anyone know how I could repair a HFS+ partition from a windows machine? If you want to read the rest, it just outlines my situation. Thanks for any help.

    I reformatted my external drive to HFS+ using macdrive. I did this because I will be getting a powerbook soon and will be leaving my windows machine. Anyway, my computer froze a couple of times while reading from the external drive (a week after moving all of my music over to the new file system).

    The next day I noticed 30GB of music missing. There are no artists after "The Melodians" anymore in my music folder. When I view the properties of the music folder it shows around 100GB where it used to say 130GB. When I view the space of the drive as a whole, the 30gigs are taking up space, but I can't find them anywhere - I added up the sizes of all the folders and the shown free space and the 30gigs of music aren't accounted for.
  2. macmanmatty macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    Try running disk repair it should fix your problems
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    PC's can do a thing with HFS+ -- unless you have 3rd party software like MacOpener. Even then, I would put your chances of doing more damage by futzing with it on the PC.

    How many files/folders were in that Music folder? Earlier Mac OS's had a problem with ths -- under OS 9 I think it was
    " Maximum number of files/folders in a folder 32,767"
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    If you can't get access to a Mac, you might try using one of those live CD Linux distributions. A least some support HFS+, and include an fsck.hfsplus futility.
  5. rasjunk thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Anyone else have any ideas? I don't want to erase a partition to install another OS. It seems like it will be a simple fix if I can find a program..

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