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By Catacombae Free

Key Details of HFSExplorer

  • Read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images
  • Last updated on 09/17/18
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 2 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Developer's Description

HFSExplorer is an application that can read the file systems HFS (Mac OS Standard), HFS+ (Mac OS Extended), and HFSX (Mac OS Extended with case sensitive file names).
HFSExplorer allows you to browse your Mac volumes with a graphical file system browser, extract files (copy to hard disk), view detailed information about the volume, and create disk images from the volume. HFSExplorer can also read most .dmg disk images created on a Mac, including zlib or bzip2 compressed images, and AES-128 encrypted images. It supports the partition schemes Master Boot Record, GUID Partition Table, and Apple Partition Map natively. HFSExplorer is written mostly in Java 5, optionally using some Java 6 features, with some Windows-specific parts written in C in order to be able to get raw access to block devices, and to create a practical launcher application.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.23.1

  • Bugfix: Fix support for encrypted images with the version 2 header and multiple key entries.
  • Bugfix: Help content could not be located due to a recent location change.
  • Enhancement: Use the same custom icon for all HFSExplorer windows, making them easier to find.
  • Enhancement: Attempt to force the GTK+ Look & Feel if the default one provided by the system is Metal or Motif. This makes HFSExplorer more usable in superuser mode on many Linux distributions.
  • Many other small fixes. See the git log for more info.


Release September 17, 2018
Date Added September 17, 2018
Version 0.23.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None


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