Accessing OSX Partition from Vista in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by athimmig, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. athimmig macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I am a total newb at bootcamp, having just switched over from using a PC for the last 5 years.

    I've got Vista Home Premium running on my new MBP-SR 2.4 but I can't seem to find a way to get to my files on the OSX partition when I boot in vista. It seems wierd because when I am in OSX, I can see the vista partition and get to the files I have stored on it.

    Am I totally missing something here?

    :apple:
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Well, you wouldn't want to give Vista any access to the MacOS X parts, in case Vista gets some virus. With access to MacOS X, a Vista virus could destroy all your MacOS X data.
     
  3. athimmig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True, but I would like to be able to get to my MP3, documents and photos that are stored on the much larger OSX partition.
     
  4. athimmig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There isint a way to "discover" it without the use of an additional program?
     
  5. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    nope, Windows doesn't know what to do with an HFS+ partition without special software like MacDrive.
     
  6. etrosh macrumors newbie

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    false! no data will be destroyed by any of windows' virus... mac os x software cuoldn't understand windows language.

    etrosh
     
  7. Nohg macrumors member

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    Technically you are correct, but there can be data corruption if the OSX drive can be written to by MacDrive.

    I've experienced it myself :/


    If you only need to get simple files, I'd recommend HFS+ explorer.

    Of course, should you have Snow Leopard:

     
  8. mcesie macrumors newbie

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    in windows its read only, so no virus can affected hfs+ , u can read hfs+ after snow leopard been installed, and running bootcamp 3.0
     

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