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Joseph Herman
How to format a disk on Windows with Macintosh's HFS+ file system
on Aug 22, 2011 at 7:34:17 pm

Hello, I have a external SSD drive that I need to format in the Mac's HFS+ file system.

Is there some sort of utility of program that can do this in Windows 7?

I'm not sure if this is the best forum for this question, but I didn't seem to see any others that were geared towards this type of inquiry.

Thank you!


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Bob Zelin
Re: How to format a disk on Windows with Macintosh's HFS+ file system
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:10:00 pm

why not just pop it onto a MAC. I am unaware of any Win7 program that can do this for you.

bob Zelin



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Todd Perchert
Re: How to format a disk on Windows with Macintosh's HFS+ file system
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:42:55 pm

Or download, burn, and run off disc - Ubuntu Linux. That can format for Win or Mac, and you don't have to install it.
TC


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Brent Hilgenkamp
Re: How to format a disk on Windows with Macintosh's HFS+ file system
on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:10:23 pm

Do you specifically require HFS? Would exFAT work for this?


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Chris Gwynne
Re: How to format a disk on Windows with Macintosh's HFS+ file system
on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:59:02 pm

Mediafour's MacDrive for Windows will let you format a Windows mounted drive with a Mac partition. I know it supports HFS formatting as shown in this link below:

http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/managedisks/

So I have to assume the other flavors such as HFS+ would be there. But fortunately they have a free 5 days trial so you can see for yourself.


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Alex Gerulaitis
Re: How to format a disk on Windows with Macintosh's HFS+ file system
on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:20:19 am

[Chris Gwynne] "Mediafour's MacDrive for Windows will let you format a Windows mounted drive with a Mac partition."

Thank you! I was just looking at it yesterday wondering about the same thing (if it can do partitions and format them) - but couldn't find it on their web site.

Alex (DV411)


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