accessing mac partition on bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mojohojo, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    #1
    i just realised that now on bootcamp you can see/edit the mac partition on windows via bootcamp; unlike before you could not without using software like macdrive.
    is this safe? now windows could alter your mac partition, viruses/spyware could infect it. is there a way to turn it off?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    New England
    #2
    It is read only access by default. No edit/modify/write.

    You can turn it off by renaming the driver. See the instructions in this support article. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3841

    B
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #3
    Another note, even if a windows virus did sneak its way onto your mac partition (which it could do through careless internet use even without windows), it wouldn't be able to do anything.
     

Share This Page