Accessing Mac Files Across Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by BrendonS, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. BrendonS macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    I don't know if anyone has asked this before and I haven't checked all the other forums yet but...


    Is it possible (THEORETICALLY) to access your Mac files from your Windows partition and your Windows files from your Mac partition?

    I don't understand why Apple made it so complicated
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Because Apple had nothing to do with it? Windows can't read HFS+. Buy some third-party software to see OS X from Windows and download NTFS-3G and MacFUSE to write to Windows from OS X.
     
  3. BrendonS thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    HFSexplorer works well. It's free. I use it and have had no trouble. The only problems is that it cannot write.
     
  5. StuPidQPid macrumors member

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    If you want to read and write your Mac OS X partition from Windows, then try MacDrive 7.

    http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/freetrial/default.asp

    It's commercial (about $50 - or $35 with academic discount).
    But works flawlessly for me on Windows XP in bootcamp.
    There's a free 5 day trial, so you can try it to see if you like it.
     

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