Data Recovery for Macintosh Operating System
Macintosh File Systems
Hierarchical File System (HFS), is a file system developed by Apple Computer for use on computers running Mac OS. Originally designed for use on floppy and hard disks. HFS is also referred to as Mac OS Standard to differentiate it from its successor HFS Plus which is called Mac OS Extended.
Hierarchical File System is used by the users of Mac OS. It is also known as Mac OS standard to keep it separate from HFS plus. HFS plus is called Mac OS Extended.
HFS Plus (HFS+) :
HFS Plus or HFS+ is a file system developed by Apple Computer to replace their Hierarchical File System (HFS) as the primary file system used on Macintosh computers. HFS Plus is also referred to as Mac OS Extended.
HFS Plus is an improved version of HFS and it supports much larger files (block addresses are 32-bit length instead of 16-bit) and using Unicode for naming the items.