Read Mac Hard Drive in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by redneon, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. redneon macrumors member

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    Is there any way of getting access to my Mac hard drive from within Windows?

    I used Boot Camp to install XP and thought I read something about it being possible. I can't transfer files from within OS X because my Windows partition is NTFS.
     
  2. redneon thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers.

    I don't suppose there's an OSS alternative, is there? Or at least a free one.
     
  3. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

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    Backup often, MacDrive works, but it's not entirely stable. It still locks up explorer for me about once a week and often there is corruption on the OSX drive as a result.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    How about a separate USB drive, Flash or hard disk, formatted FAT32? That should provide a common storage area without compromising either the Mac or Windows partition on the main hard drive.
     
  5. Mojo67821 macrumors regular

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    I use this program, and although it's helpful, it CRASHES A LOT. It's responsible for 90% of my windows crashes. I too get the occasional "corrupted" error, but I find most of the time that it's bull. Checking the drive in OSX reveals there is no need to repair.

    Regradless, there's no real alternative... so give it a shot.
     

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