What Is HFS+?

October 2, 2023

HFS+ was the default filesystem for macOS and iOS devices until it was replaced by APFS (Apple File System) in 2017.

It maintains a log of uncommitted changes that can be used to restore the filesystem to a consistent state in case of a crash or power failure.

Modern macOS versions support APFS but maintain compatibility with HFS+, ensuring users can access data in older volumes.

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