accessing windows files from mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by landis, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. landis macrumors regular

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    is their a way to partition boot camp and have all the files accessible from both osx and windows. each uses a different formatting but i thought that their was a way to do it?
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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Make a third partition using FAT32 formatting. That's possibly the easiest solution. :)
     
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  4. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    It's just a format that you can read and write from both Mac and Windows.
     
  5. landis thread starter macrumors regular

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    i know that vista cannot be installed on a fat32 drive but can it read one.

    is mac drive a good option, what about a program for mac that allows to read NTFS files.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    MacDrive is a good alternative, but the FAT32 partition is free. The idea behind having a FAT32 partition is that almost all operating systems can read and write with it, including OSX and Vista. :)
     

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