accessing mac partition on bootcamp

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

  1. mojohojo macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
    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


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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.

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