The HFS (Hierarchical File System) is an Apple specific file system format. **HFS+** is the current standard for Mac OS X and is also referred to as **Mac OS Extended** format. HFS, HFS+, HFSJ, HFSX are all included with the HFS tag here.

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What programs have trouble with case-sensitive (HFSX) filesystems, and how to fix them?

There are some programs that require a case-sensitive filesystem, and others that require case-insensitive. Even though Apple warns against using case sensitive file systems, in some situations it is ...
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I know how to repair disk permissions. But… Who broke them?

One of the common Mac troubleshooting steps everyone always seems encouraged to try first is to "repair disk permissions" in Disk Utility. This process usually finds random odd problems, fixes them, ...
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What is the data corruption risk of force shutting down a running Mac?

Eg when the power supply is cut or someone presses the power button for 5 seconds? How big of a risk am I taking to my data? Is it a 1% chance of corrupting data? I know most mac these days have a ...