Announcing APFS support with MacDrive 10.5

We are excited to announce MacDrive 10.5, with support for Apple’s new file system, APFS!

MacDrive 10.5 APFS (beta), available October 12, 2017, adds the ability to read disks formatted with Apple’s new file system, APFS. With MacDrive 10.5, your APFS disks appear in Windows with their own drive letter, allowing you to read files directly using your favorite Windows apps, as well as copy files from the disk to your PC. APFS support will be released as a public beta, as we continue to test and improve its implementation.

What is APFS?

For almost 20 years, HFS+ has been the standard file system used on all Macs. With the release of High Sierra, Apple is moving to a new file system, APFS. The new APFS architecture provides a foundation for the latest storage devices and adds features such as cloning, snapshots, crash protection, space sharing and more. APFS is available for all Macs with SSD drives. Support for Fusion and HDD Macs has not been announced.

APFS write support

Keeping your data safe and secure is important–because APFS is new and undocumented, MacDrive 10.5 doesn’t let you make changes to APFS disks. We’ll continue to research adding write support for APFS– sign up for Mediafour News to keep up with the latest news and developments.

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