Big question about file systems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Arip, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Arip macrumors regular

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    #1
    the thing is a bought an external iomega disk 250gb

    it came formated with a fat32 system (i cannot copy any file larger than 6gb)

    ive read that if i format it to HFS+ Jorunal (dont know what journal means) i can copy files larger than 6gb

    but if i use the external disk on my windows partition too, and microchoft cannot read this file system :S


    what can i do?
    is it a way i can use the same file system in both os? and write a file bigger than 6gb?


    any help is appreciated :p
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    The answer might be Macdisk. I haven't used it personally but it should allow you to read the Mac filesystem on your Windows box.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    You need to make more than one partition. Both OS-X and Windows can read and write to Fat-32 but it will not handle partitions larger than 32GB. Your Mac will be able to read a Windows NTFS partition but not write to it. Windows can neither read nor write to an OS-X HFS+ formatted partition.

    You will have to make some compromise based upon your needs.
     

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