Apple Partition Map

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File Format
Name Apple Partition Map
Ontology
Extension(s) .iso

Apple Partition Map (APM) is a format that describes the partition layout of a disk. When in the form of a disk image file, it can be thought of as a container format for multiple filesystem image files.

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Identification

The ASCII characters "PM" appear at offset 512, and (usually?) also at offset 1024. They may also appear at larger multiples of 512.

Software

  • HFSExplorer
  • 7-Zip [Ed. note: Seems unreliable. Supports GoldenOrchard1.2.iso but not GoldenOrchard1.0.iso.]
  • Supported natively by some Apple Macintosh operating systems.

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