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APFS for Linux

by Paragon Software
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Apple File System (APFS) is a new file system for macOS, iOS, and other Apple devices. If you work on Linux computer and want to read APFS-formatted HDD, SSD or flash drive, you need APFS for Linux by Paragon Software.

Stable Operation

Fail-safe operability across compatible hardware and software systems for both general-purpose and specialized applications

Data Safety

Protection of data integrity and prevention of accidental data corruption and possible loss

Guaranteed Performance

Steady throughput and balanced goodput with effective flow control, reduced overheads, and congestion avoidance

Efficient Use

Thrifty usage of processor, memory, and disk resources

Native look and feel

Native look and feel

How it Works



Download and install APFS for Linux by Paragon Software



Connect your APFS drive to your PC



Your drive will show up in Explorer

  • Installation
  • APFS volumes mounted in read-only mode
    APFS volumes mounted in read-only mode
  • You can view, read, or copy files to another volume for editing
    You can view, read, or copy files to another volume for editing


Supported File Systems

APFS (read-only)

Read Access

When a volume is mounted in read mode, you can view and open files it contains. You cannot change or alter anything until copied to a volume mounted in write mode.


Mounts supported volumes automatically at startup, so you don’t need to bother about it each time you restart the operating system or power your computer on. However, this feature can be disabled at any moment in the program interface.


Supports all character sets supported by your operating systems, including those that use non-Roman and non-Latin characters, so you will never face a problem of not getting access to file names on volumes mounted in non-native OS.

Command Line Interface

Get full control over APFS for Linux by Paragon Software via a command line.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with files?
You can read or copy data from storages formatted to APFS.
Is HFS+ supported in the product?
No. If you need to get read/write access to HFS+ volumes under Linux, download a separate product here.
Do you have APFS support in other platforms?
Sure, you can work with APFS-formatted storages in Windows as well after installing APFS for Windows by Paragon Software.
Can I write to APFS-formatted disks?
No, the product provides support for APFS in read-only mode. Write access will be available soon.
Can I format APFS volumes?
No, this feature is not available in current version.
Can I read resident and fragmented files?
Can I read file metadata and access rights?


Product Documentation

Download APFS for Linux by Paragon Software One Pager

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