Recently I had a coworker request the ability to read an HFS+ formatted drive with Windows. I found a few scattered articles that pointed to Apple’s “Boot Camp Support Software” including an HFS+ driver, and it does.
How to add read only HFS+ support to Windows (64-bit) using Apple’s HFS+ drivers
Download the latest “Boot Camp Support Software”
Search the Apple support site for “boot camp support software”
I used “Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5640”
Extract BootCamp.msi from \BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\
Opening the msi with Orca revealed two drivers as well as the registry entries required to make them work.
Extract the files from BootCamp.msi
(I used 7-Zip)
Copy the drivers
Copy AppleHFS.sys and AppleMNT.sys to c:\windows\system32\drivers
Add registry entries
Based on the information from BootCamp.msi I created the following registry entries.
Copy the text below into a .reg file and execute it to add the required entries.
“Group”=”System Bus Extender”