How To Access Mac-formatted Drive On Windows 10

If you are having problems in connecting your macOS formatted hard drive with your Windows 10 system there are chances that it’s happening because of its file system. Your Windows 10 PC can’t access any External Hard Drives that are formatted in macOS because of the HFS+ file system.

Usually, Windows 10 only detects the hard drives that have NTFS (Windows file system) and FAT32/exFAT file system and because of that Hard drives which are formatted using Linux and macOS are undetectable. A lot of people think that in situations like this, formatting the hard drive is the only option but they don’t do that because they can’t afford to lose the data.

However, there is a trick to access your Mac-formatted drive on Windows 10 and not many people know how it’s done. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How To Access Mac-formatted Drive On Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How To Access Mac-formatted Drive On Windows 10

Step 1: Launch your preferred Web Browser on your PC and download the free tool named HFSExplorer for Windows. You can also visit the link directly by clicking here.

Step 2: Install the HFSExplorer program on your Windows 10 system. The software requires Java to run so it will prompt you to install Java if it isn’t present on your device. If your Windows 10 system already has Java then the installation will be done without any issues.

Step 3: Run the Software and connect your Mac-formatted hard drive to your Windows PC. Select ‘Load file system from the device’ from File in the menu bar. Click Load.

Step 4: Once you’ve loaded the Hard drive, you’ll be able to see the contents of it in the window. Choose the files or folders you want to copy, click Extract to copy, and save to a specified folder. Once you’ve done this your selected data will be copied on your PC.

Have a look at the screenshots below to see how it’s done.

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