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baby duck monge
Apr 5, 2006, 07:57 PM
My Windows XP volume appears on the desktop when I'm started up in Mac OS X, but I can't rename it or copy files to it.

If the Windows volume was formatted using NTFS, Mac OS X can read it but not write files to it or rename it.

Does this mean that as long as you format the Windows partition using FAT you can access your Windows files in OS X? What about vice-versa?



Peace
Apr 5, 2006, 08:15 PM
Does this mean that as long as you format the Windows partition using FAT you can access your Windows files in OS X? What about vice-versa?

Windows won't recgonize the OS X drive.It won't even show up..

baby duck monge
Apr 5, 2006, 08:26 PM
Windows won't recgonize the OS X drive.It won't even show up..

But the OS X drive will let you access the Windows files (as long as you format in FAT)? Because if this is true, you just have to plan ahead a bit better before restarts, but at least you can get to your stuff.

whyrichard
Apr 5, 2006, 08:29 PM
Windows won't recgonize the OS X drive.It won't even show up..



not without macdrive.



r.


been using it in the previous xp onmac solution and it worked like a charm.

suntzu
Apr 5, 2006, 08:34 PM
Actually I think you can format as NTFS but you can only Read from the Windows XP partition. Basically, you can't edit files or delete them.

Using FAT32 lets you do everything but I think there's a cap on how big your partition can be (32GB I think).

cyberddot
Apr 5, 2006, 08:36 PM
Pardon while I reveal my ignorance regarding the crossover compatibility, since I haven't attempted any sharing between platforms, but wouldn't a 2Gig flashdrive, or the like, provide a recognized shared space for both OS's?

Peace
Apr 5, 2006, 08:36 PM
Actually I think you can format as NTFS but you can only Read from the Windows XP partition. Basically, you can't edit files or delete them.

Using FAT32 lets you do everything but I think there's a cap on how big your partition can be (32GB I think).


I made a 50GB partition for XP using FAT32

edit that..It's NTFS

suntzu
Apr 5, 2006, 08:54 PM
Pardon while I reveal my ignorance regarding the crossover compatibility, since I haven't attempted any sharing between platforms, but wouldn't a 2Gig flashdrive, or the like, provide a recognized shared space for both OS's?


Yes, that would work well. Just format the drive in Windows XP and you're set. It's also handy to have you're files with you so double bonus! :D

baby duck monge
Apr 6, 2006, 07:24 AM
So if I got an Intel Mac and formatted a 30gig section for XP in FAT using boot camp, I could manipulate all my files from anywhere if I had macdrive?

whyrichard
Apr 6, 2006, 12:16 PM
yes, i do it all the time. icon previews even work, from xp of my mac partition.


though i am hesitant to do some things, like use picassa across partitions. though i'll probably try it though...


picassa is google's iphoto type thingie. it doesn't keep a library as much as iphoto does, it just keeps refrences.


r.

baby duck monge
Apr 6, 2006, 02:04 PM
yes, i do it all the time. icon previews even work, from xp of my mac partition.


though i am hesitant to do some things, like use picassa across partitions. though i'll probably try it though...


picassa is google's iphoto type thingie. it doesn't keep a library as much as iphoto does, it just keeps refrences.


r.

Thanks a lot. That is so good to know... and another reason that they need to hurry up and come out with those Intel iBooks!

mlrproducts
Apr 11, 2006, 10:25 PM
I made a 50GB partition for XP using FAT32

edit that..It's NTFS

There is also a 4GB cap PER FILE in FAT so no DVD images for anyone!

dizzyiris
Apr 12, 2006, 06:24 PM
theres no point just burn cds