Best way to network XP Desktop and MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xp2mac07, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. xp2mac07 macrumors member

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    I have a desktop running Windows XP that I've been using as a DVR and file server. I just reinstalled Windows XP and am trying to figure out the best way to set things up to work with my new Macbook Pro. Previously, I had three NTFS partitions, one for programs, one for documents and data, and one for backup.

    I want the MBP to be able to read and write to the documents and data partition. To do this, do I need to set up that partition as FAT32? (I have Partition Magic.) Or, is there a better way to do it?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    When connecting via the network, the partitions' format doesn't matter so much. You can keep them as NTFS as technically OSX is only ever asking Windows to read & write. OSX won't directly be reading and writing to these partitions itself. :)
     

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