Download Apfs Retrofit Kit For Macos By Paragon Software

Download APFS for Windows - Enables you to browse Apple File System (APFS) formatted drives on a Windows computer, supporting hard disks, SSDs, and removable drives. Paragon Software releases the new, free APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS – a system driver which enables read-only access to APFS (Apple File System) volumes under macOS 10.12 or earlier versions. For Mac users working on legacy versions of Mac OS X and macOS where APFS is natively not supported, the tool allows instant, read-only access to APFS.

We regret to inform you that APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS by Paragon Software was discontinued on August 1, 2018.
Feel free to look into other products for Mac by Paragon Software.

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Apple File System (APFS) is a file system for macOS, iOS and other Apple devices.
If you work on a Mac computer with macOS 10.10 to 10.12 and want to read APFS-formatted HDD, SSD or flash drives, you need APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS by Paragon Software.

Stable Operation

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

Data Safety

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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

How it Works

Simple as 1-2-3

Restart your Mac


Now attach an external APFS volume and work with contained files from any Mac program.




Supported Operating Systems

  • macOS Sierra
  • Mac OS X El Capitan
  • Mac OS X Yosemite

Supported File Systems

APFS (read-only)

Read Access

You can simply attach external storage formatted under APFS to view and open the files it contains. You cannot change or alter anything until copied to a volume mounted in write mode.


Supported volumes will be mounted automatically at startup, so you don’t need to worry each time you restart the operating system or power your computer on.


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

Native UI and CLI

Common operations are available in native UI. Full control and additional features are accessible in a command line interface.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with my files?
You can read or copy data from storage formatted to APFS.
Can I write to APFS-formatted disks?
No, APFS volumes are mounted in read-only mode. Write access will be available soon.
Can I format and verify APFS volumes?
No, these features are not supported in this version. They will be available later.
What macOS version are supported in APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS by Paragon Software?
APFS Retrofit Kit for macOS by Paragon Software is available for macOS 10.10 – 10.12.
Do you support APFS on other platforms?
Yes, please check out APFS for Linux by Paragon Software. For Windows PC you can use APFS for Windows by Paragon Software.
The program cannot see my APFS volume. What should I do?
Please, try to update your macOS and restart the app.


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