Are mac formats compatible read and write in windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by anonymous4a, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. anonymous4a, Sep 15, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013

    anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    Hi, are mac formats- case sensitive, journaled, encrypted formats readable in Windows 8 ? I want to backup my windows and mac drives on to ONE external hard drive. I heard that exfat format with both so could I make two backups ( one windows 8 and one mac mountain lion ) on to an EXFAT format external drive ?
  2. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2011
    United States
    This could become complicated depending on what you are using to do the backup on the Macintosh, what you are using for Windows, etc. I have not tried the Windows Image Backup Windows 8, so I am not sure if it requires NTFS or if it will work with ExFAT.

    Can you state more clearly exactly what you wish to do?

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