Following the announcement of the free edition of Paragon-Software’s NTFS for Mac, the software company is at it again with yet another surprise.

Based on a proprietary cross-platform universal file system driver, Paragon has created a handy tool to assist with read-write access over HFS+/HFSX partitions found in a Macintosh environment.

Originally developed by Apple, a Hierarchical File System is seen as the primary file system of OS X. In other words, the HFS+ follows a Unicode that provides a backbone to the operating system.

So what has Paragon created to assist me with reading this HFS architecture? If you’re on a Windows operating system whilst attempting to access a Macintosh hard drive, you understand the struggle of obtaining system files. Windows does not follow a HFS+ architecture, as it is only used on Apple software products.

Well with the HFS+ for Windows 8/8.1, users who run on a Windows environment will find that the struggle will soon be gone. Acting as a Windows driver, the software provides you with full read-write access to HFS+/HFSX partitions.

To sweeten the pot even more, Paragon-Software ensured that the software was compatible with Boot Camp and worked flawlessly with any type of data connection, USB, FireWire, eSATA, SATA, or IDE.

"Paragon Software is proud to be the first software developer to implement a full set of drivers with complete read/write access to partitions of all popular file systems”, commented Konstantin Komarov, CEO of Paragon Software Group. “Paragon’s HFS + for Windows 8/8.1 Free Edition is the highest performing solution in the industry today and we are happy to offer it to all Windows 8 users.”

Yet again, we see useful, handy, and easy tools at our disposal all at a low, low cost of free. For software that is supported for all versions of Windows since XP, it’s hard to argue that other software can do the job better. Paragon-Software claims to be a leader in the software development world, and I may have to agree with them on that, after multiple releases of free software.

Check it out online here !

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