Talk:Sparse file

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Sparse disk images on HFS+

You can create sparse disk images on HFS+ systems. So I'm confused about what the difference is? --Margali 23:00, 23 March 2012 (EDT)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_file are not to be confused with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_image. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HFS_Plus explicitly states sparse files can not be created. Also note https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_image are not to be confused with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_image. Regid (talk) 06:46, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
That's still not a technical explanation why Apple's sparse disk images support any file system. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 15:59, 10 March 2020 (UTC)