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HFSExplorerfor Windows

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If you’ve made the change from Mac to Windows and are struggling to access your Mac files, this is the perfect solution. Free and easy to use.

View Mac files using Windows

Hfsexplorer is a rare find. You can view Mac files while using your Windows operating system. Extract files and share them between hard drives.

This free software offers a graphical file system browser on Windows to view Mac files. It’s a practical solution for people who might struggle to create compatibility between the two operating systems. It does lack a few features that you’ll miss, though.

Because you can extract files from one place, and place them in another, you only use the program when you really need it. There’s no need to keep it running in the background.

The software reads Mac OS standard, Mac OS Extended, as well as Mac OS Extended with case sensitive file names. Hfsexplorer for Windows reads most .dmg image files that were initially saved on a Mac device. This extends to zlib and bzip2 compressed images.

It’s written mostly in Java 5. Still, though, there are some Java 6 and 7 features. Something great is that it is an open source option, which guarantees constant updates from the community.

Something you’ll notice right away, is how fast this program is. Hit the transfer button, and within minutes you’re good to go. It’s also a very seamless setup. Navigating the menus is easy and feels natural. The problem starts with, well, getting started. The installation is complicated and setting up your initial usage will be a bit messy. Once you’re over that hump, however, everything becomes a lot smoother.

Where can you run this program?

The program runs on Windows 7, 8, and 10. Windows Vista and Windows XP are also compatible.

Is there a better alternative?

No. If you are looking for an alternative, try using TransMAc or DiskInterals Linux Reader, two options that surpass Hfsexplorer in features.

Our take

Hfsexplorer is an easy to use software that gives you the flexibility to open and view your Mac files using the Windows operating system. It’s a convenient tool at no cost.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you have information on a Mac and have switched to a Windows operating system, this is the solution you’re looking for.

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