The inability to read Apple’s natively formatted HFS+ disks on an Android device is a rather petty issue, even as a first-world problem. But if you’re a Mac OS X Apple-ite, and a member of that rare part of the tribe that rocks an Android phone—or the more common type who owns an Android TV device—then you might find the ability to read drives formatted HFS+ to be a handy feature. After all, exFAT is slower writing small files, and NTFS write support is deliberately disabled in OS X for data safety. Download avast safezone for mac.
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And HFS+ is Apple, darn it! (soon to be replaced with the APFS, but that’s another story). To the rescue, as it were, is Paragon with its free-ish app. Quicktime 10 player for mac.
That’s certainly not the most melodious of names, and it hides the fact that HFS+ support is included, but it is—albeit as an in-app purchase. Once we’d straightened that out, all that remained was to test it.
It works Mentioned in this article. Having reviewed and used Paragon’s file-compatibility products before, I was expecting PeNUA (that’s my acronym) to work. Without the app installed, on my Huawei Honor 8 phone would only read FAT and NTFS. Using the app, I was able to access all the FATs (16/32/ex), NTFS, and of course HFS+.
I didn’t have a Sony TV handy, but I was assured it works. Shout at Paragon if it doesn’t. IDG Yes, it works. This is a Samsung T3 formatted to HFS+. In case you were wondering, the files are guitar amp cabinet impulse responses.
Okay, now for the joy mitigation: PeNUA is not free. It also requires installing the shareware file browser Total Commander. That’s not a bad idea anyway if you like seeing what’s stored on your device in an old-school view. You don’t want the in-app purchases for the FATs or NTFS, however; Android can already read those, though Paragon says its drivers are better. They might well be, or you might consider the company offering FAT32 support for $3.29 and exFAT support for $4.99 as a bit of a money grab.
It’s certainly not if your device needs them. Most Android TVs won’t, but most Android TVs don’t support HFS+. Paragon charges $3.29 for that, which isn’t bad at all. It’s also worth noting, however, that Nvidia’s Shield Android TV offers native support for, so you probably don’t need this software for that device at all. IDG A $3.29 in-app purchase is required enable HFS+ support. Before you install or purchase anything, make sure you really need it by trying whatever format disk you have with your TV or mobile device.
I’ve never seen an Android device with HFS+ support, but read support is available under Linux (which is at the heart of Android—if you didn’t think you were a Linux user), so you never know. If you do need it, I can assure you that Paragon’s solution works. Conclusion (and another solution) Whether you want this app depends entirely on how you want to address the HFS+ problem.
Assuming, of course, it’s a problem for you at all. Reformatting your USB drive to the nearly universal exFAT is certainly the easiest option—easier than using the Total Commander/Paragon solution, though not as elegant or as “Apple-esque.” But we’re going to get geeky here for a second and tell you about another Android product from Paragon—.
UFSD is only usable if you’ve “rooted” your Android device; that is, you’ve added a Linux super-user account and given it access, so you can add and remove/use anything you want. As the equivalent of iOS’s Jailbreak, rooting allows lots of customization that’s not easy, or even possible otherwise. At any rate, UFSD will give you NTFS (if needed) and HFS+ access from within any app, not just Total Commander. For those who are not “I-am-Root” types, exFAT NTFS USB Android is a nice, if oddly named, convenience app.
Version 15.4.11 Developer Paragon Website ABOUT PARAGON The company was established by a group of students in 1994. A separate mobile division, called the Mobility Division, was formed in 1995.
The German office (Germany-based software company that develops hard drive management software, low-level file system drivers and storage technologies) opened in 1998, the Swiss office in 2000. In 2004, the company started working with Fujitsu-Siemens on its handheld PCs Russian localization. Next year, the company expanded the product line of office and gaming applications for and received the “Developer of the Year” award in the Handango Champion Awards 2005. In 2011, PCMag recognized the company’s Paragon Hard Disk Manager as the best hard drive management program.
Paragon Software Group also won Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award 2011 for their mobile solution. The company is headquartered in, Germany, with offices in the USA, China, Japan, Poland, and Russia INSTALLATION of NTFS for MAC The installation of NTFS for Mac is easy and straightforward, but needs a reboot to finalise installation.