Ability of OS X to view Windows folders?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rychencop, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. rychencop macrumors 65816

    rychencop

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    I am about to receive my MBP and I am currently using Windows XP. I have copied all of my documents, pictures, and movies that I want to transfer to OS X onto my external HDD. All of these files are within Windows created folders. Am I going to have any trouble accessing them from OS X?

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  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    You won't have issues with the folders, you should also have no problems with the drive as well. If you music files are stored as WMA files, then they would need to get converted to Mp3 or ACC before itunes can read it. But I think that would be the only concern
     
  3. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Normally not. OSX can read and write FAT32 partitions, and it can read NTFS partitions. Those are the two most likely options for a drive that was formatted in Windows.
     
  4. rychencop thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this drive is NTFS formatted. Once I have all of my files loaded into OS X, I will format it to Fat32 so I will be able to use it (read/write) on both systems.
     
  6. rychencop thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh wait...Fat32 has the GB limit right? This is a 160Gb ext. hdd, what do you guys recommend? I will use it primarily for OS X, but I may have to plug it into a Windows system at some point.
     

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