Any way to get files from Mac --> Windows without restarting?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DutchX8, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. DutchX8 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    I run Vista via boot camp (I only use it for games) and I have a problem. I have an file on my Mac desktop that I want to get onto Windows. It's approx. 5.4gb. My largest recordable DVD is 4.7gb and my LaCie hard drive can't work with both Mac and Windows. I tried dragging the file into the Windows partition hard drive which appears on my desktop, but it says that it cannot be modified.

    Any way around this?
  2. Markov macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007

    You'll need:

    Macfuse, which can be found here:

    and ntfs-3g for OS X, which can be found here:

    Install both of those. I believe you need to install Macfuse first, cannot recall. Read about them both, it will tell you. Very straight forward. And it is indeed completely free. Open source software is simply wonderful.

    Your issue is that Leopard cannot readily write to NTFS formatted partitions. Now you can. It was originally for Linux I believe, then ported to OS X. Works flawlessly. You can now write to ANY NTFS drive. For some reason though, it takes your Windows partition out of startup disk, but no worries, you can still boot to it.

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