Accessing files on the Mac volume from XP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by larionx, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. larionx macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2006
    Could anyone please, help?
    I have installed XP on my iMac, and I can access files form Mac on my installd XP volume, but HOW can I access my files located on the Mac volume from XP?

  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    You can, but its such a pain. There's a program called MacDrive, but it's been known to destroy peoples OS X parititions. Meaning, they have to do a resinstall of OS X... yadah yadah yahda. Anyways, I just save all my music, photos, documents, ect, on an external drive so they can be accessed by both operating systems. Much more efficient than reinstalling OS's every couple days.

    EDIT: If you are interested in MacDrive, heres the link;

    However, for the price, $50, you could probably get a new/used external USB drive.
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    The problem is, Windows has no notion of HFS+, and therefore cannot see/read/write to your Mac partition. As noted by iDuck the solution typically is MacDrive. I am unaware of the problems of nuking the HFS+ partition. That's no something I've ever heard about. Most often people use MacDrive with external FW/USB HD's that are HFS+ formatted. Perhaps the difference is that MacDrive nukes the boot map. No idea.
  4. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY

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