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LeChuck
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: External Drive Formatting Reply with quote

My Mac died. I have everything backed up on external drives. I have to move folders and files from the external drives to a pc and need to devise the best method for doing just that.

I need to find out what the formatting of my external drives is. I presume it to be HFS or HFS+, but maybe it's APFS.

I right-clicked the disk image of the mounted drive, and there is no formatting info. I also opened Disk Utility, and there is no info about formatting. I did not dare click on the Erase tab, because I'm not sure if clicking there will already erase the drive. Maybe the formatting is hidden in that tab, though? Any other way?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most likely HFS+ DO NOT CLICK ERASE
Use this to read from a Windows machine: https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows-free/registration.html
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