Accessing Mac files from Windows 7 in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Enigmatic, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Enigmatic macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    I was wondering whether there is actually a way to access your mac files from the OSX partition through bootcamp. I remember being able to do this in the past but after installing Windows 7 and doing all the necessary procedures, I can't find a way to bridge that gap.
  2. ebony macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    I'm in a similar position, but want to access files that are on a mac machine on the same network. I have all my media files stored on my mac and want to mount this drive onto the windows 7 machine.

    I have an xp machine and can mount the mac drive to that, I can mount a drive from xp to windows 7, and vice versa. But when I try and mount the mac drive to windoes 7 I get "error 50", after doing the diagnostics. I can even mount from windows 7 to the mac !

    I can ftp to the mac from windows 7, and obviously ping it, but it does not want to mount a drive in the usual way, i.e. specifying the mount point as \\\drive_name.

    Does anyone have any ideas ? Thanks
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    MacDrive (will cost you)

    or there is a google program somewhere called 3somethingsomething.. sorry i cant completely remember the name, somebody else will hopefully!
  4. Enigmatic thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    I've tried Macdrive but unfortunately it does not support Windows 7.

    Any other suggestions?
  5. BlackLight macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008
    VMware fusion
  6. Supaklaw macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    Format an external USB drive using Fat32, you can do it with Swissknife from the PC side to be sure it mounts there. Only drawback is max file size is 4Gb, so it need to use HJsplit if you transfer mega files.

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