accessing windows files from mac side

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by financeguy, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2009
    If I create Excel files on the Windows side (bootcamp), can I access those files from the Mac side? I basically want to send the files via Mac mail as I don't want to set up Outlook on the Windows side. I won't be opening the files, just attaching them to the email on the Mac side.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Yes you can, the Windows partition should show up on the desktop. If it's FAT formatted, you can read and write the Windows partition. If it's NTFS formatted (which will definitely be the case if you're using Vista or Win7), then you can only read it, but you'll still be able to access it.
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2009
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2009
    Meaning that I can still attach it to an email and send it out?
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Yes, you can still read it and copy it to your OS X partition if you want. You just can't modify it as long as it's on the Windows partition.

    I ntfs-3g also and it works great if you want to write to an ntfs partition.

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