Best way to deal with file sharing between OSX and Bootcmap?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sneak3, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. sneak3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2011
    So guys, currently I have osx+windows in one drive and the second drive is exclusive for file sharing and data storage. Im wondering now since I'm moving from a macbook pro with 2 drives to a retina model, what would be the best most logical setup for file sharing between OSX and Bootcamp?

    Im going to have to create a folder in one of the partitions and assign that role to it. In which side should I create it?

    Having it on OSX means timemachine could back them up easily, but Id have to install HFS support on windows. Last time I did that it was very buggy and windows apps and tools screwed up the OSX partition because now they could write to it.
    If I keep the folder in Windows, it means I wont havethe timemachine back up, but NTFS reading is much smoother in OSX.

    Any thoughts?
  2. StuMcBill macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I'm also interested in this.

    I hope to get windows 10 set up on my Mac, so I can use game emulators, but in order to keep my windows partition small, hoped to keep the ROM files on the Mac side. However to save games etc, I would need HFS write access from windows.

    Is this an unsafe thing to do? Would I be better having a larger windows partition and keeping the ROMs on there?
  3. scotty588 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA

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