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Catalog Files on HFS+

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Catalog Files on HFS+

Post Posted: Jun 24, 15 19:30

I am trying to breakdown the hex of a catalog file however am struggling to work out what areas relate to date/times of file creation.

Does any one have any information on how a catalog file is constructed (hex wise)? A search on Google has not helped at all.  

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Re: Catalog Files on HFS+

Post Posted: Jun 24, 15 20:18

Doesn't these provide the needed info?

This tool should provide a template for HFS+ Catalog File (nodes):

or however you can create a tempate (grammar) for the format with a tool like (examples):
if you are on Windows:

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