Accessing windows partition from OS X?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by blitzydog, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. blitzydog macrumors member

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    I have files on my OS X partition I wanna transfer over, but when it says I don't have the permissions to drag and drop stuff into my Windows partition. Any thoughts?
     
  2. IanF0729 macrumors regular

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    If you formatted your Windows XP partition as NTFS then OS X cannot write to it.

    The only file system that they can both write to is FAT32, which isn't recommended above a certain size...frankly, I wouldn't use it at all.

    If you have an external drive, I would recommend splitting the partition and formatting a segment as FAT32 as a staging area between Windows XP and OS X.
     
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    Indeed, but it would have been more unfortunate if you used at FAT32 for XP. From what I've heard it makes the operating system more unstable.
     
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