Category: file system

How to Read Mac Formatted Drives on Windows PC

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If you’ve ever tried to use a Mac hard drive or USB key with a Windows PC, you’d know that Windows fails to read the contents of the drive. However, with third-party software, it’s still possible to view all the data that’s stored on the drive, even if it’s formatted for Mac.

By default, Mac-formatted drives using Apple’s APFS or HFS Plus file systems are not recognized by Windows, and as a result, you’re only provided with the option to erase the contents of the drive when it’s connected to the PC. This is why it’s recommended to use the FAT…

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Use File & Folder Paths in Spotlight for Mac

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Did you know you can enter file system and folder paths into Spotlight on Mac? This handy trick offers a way to quickly access buried files and folders on a Mac, regardless of where they are on in the file system.


Of course if you’re an advanced Mac user you may already be accustomed with the excellent ‘Go To Folder’ Mac function and keyboard shortcut, but this Spotlight Path feature may be new to some users, and it’s also nice to have an alternative method for accessing file system if you happen to have a path ready.

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