HSFExplorer is a freeware application which can read Mac-formatted hard disks in Windows. It 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 hard drives with a graphical file system browser, extract files or view detailed information about the volume and create disk images from the volume. Ntfs plugin for mac. This application is mainly written in Java, so you will need the Java Run time files to make it work. HFSExplorer can also read most.dmg disk images created on a Mac, including zlib / bzip2 compressed images and AES-128 encrypted images. It supports the partition schemes Master Boot Record, GUID Partition Table and Apple Partition Map natively.
Macs can easily read PC-formatted hard disk drives. Writing to them, however, is a different story. If you've switched to the Mac, welcome aboard. Your old external Windows PC drive will work great on the Mac. Apple has built OS X Yosemite and some previous OS X releases with the ability to read from those disks just fine. All new Macs will be formatted with APFS. Older Mac drives may still be formatted with the HFS+ file system. Windows can’t read either file system by default. We’ll show you how to access your Mac-formatted APFS or HFS+ drive on Windows. How to Read APFS on Windows. Firstly, let’s look at how to read the newer Apple File System format on Windows.