admin rights in OSx when booted in win

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Jellezilla, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Jellezilla macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2011
    Hi everybody.

    I want to start out by apologizing, because I know that there's a lot of different threads on admin rights when using bootcamp.

    However, I have not yet found a solution for my frustations, so I hope you can help me.

    I'm using bootcamp with windows 7 on my macbook Pro and I'm really tired of having to boot whenever I wanna write files on my OSx partition.

    Isn't there a way I can get admin rights in OSx when I'm booted in win so I'm able to change folders, files, etc. without booting in OSx -> changing files -> booting back in win?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Best regards
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    You need a third partition with a FAT32 structure so both the mac and windows side can write to it. The standard partition for windows can't be written to by a mac, and the mac partition can't be written to by windows. It's sort of like the android and iphone wars. FAT32 however can be written to by nearly any OS, even windows or android.

    Getting a third partition on your computer is tricky though. There are several ways to do it, but depends on what versions of mac and windows you have.
  3. Jellezilla thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2011
    okay.. bad news - /sad camper

    I think I'll just keep on the way I've been doing with my external hdd, and the slow booting.

    Thanks for your reply though :)

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