Accessing Mac Files Across Bootcamp

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

  1. BrendonS macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009

    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

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    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

    Jan 1, 2009
  4. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    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

    Jan 12, 2006
    Tucson, AZ
    If you want to read and write your Mac OS X partition from Windows, then try MacDrive 7.

    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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