Best way to network XP Desktop and MBP

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

  1. xp2mac07 macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2007
    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

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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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