HFS

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File Format
Name HFS
Ontology
Extension(s) .hfs, .img
PRONOM fmt/1105

HFS (Hierarchical File System), also known as Mac OS Standard format, is the native filesystem format of Apple's Mac OS operating system. It is the predecessor of HFS+.

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Identification

The ASCII characters "BD" appear at offset 1024.

Software

  • Supported natively by Mac OS and OS X (read-only in newer versions).
  • The Linux kernel optionally supports HFS (read+write).
  • HFSExplorer
  • hfsutils
  • 7-Zip [Ed. note: Claims to support HFS, but we've had no luck with it.]

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