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Recently I upgraded Norton Disk Dr. to be compatible with System 8.1 (on a Mac 7100/80), having bought Norton 3.5.3 directly from Norton.

When I tried to do a Norton "sweep" on my hard drive, a message appeared saying Norton will not work with non-hierarchical files.

History:  Previously I had run an Allsoft application which is designed to reduce file size on the HD, and it saved about 65 M on the hard drive.  However, if I can no longer use Norton, a 65 M saving is not a worthwhile benefit.

The question is, "How can I restore the hierarchical file system to my hard drive?"

If I have to erase and re-install all of the software, OK, but I would like not to lose the data files.  If I save the non-hierarchical data files to my external drive (not Allsoft converted, would they then converted to a hierarchical format, which could be re-implanted on the erased hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any help that comes this way.

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Norton Utilities is not compatable with HFS+. You must wait for an update if you wish to use Norton Utilties.
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How can I return to the hierarchical system which existed prior to the conversion to HFS+?
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The only way to return to HFS is to reformat your hard drive
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If I save my documents to my external drive, reformat the hard drive and then transfer the documents back to the reformatted drive, will they then be stored in the hierarchical format compatible with Norton 3.5.3?
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As long as you reformat the drive using "Mac Standard Format," Norton will be able to use the drive. When you copy files between drives the Finder uses the disk format of the destination drive. Note that you should write down all your Open Transport settings, because they usually don't survive copying between drives.
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