Boot Camp 3.0 recognises Mac HFS drives but does not list all folders

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nick_harambee, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. nick_harambee macrumors regular

    May 20, 2005

    I have just done a clean install of Boot Camp/Windows XP using the Boot Camp 3.0 drivers that come with Snow Leopard, and was pleased to find native support for Mac Drives (HFSJ). Whilst all of the Mac drives in my Mac Pro are recognised and can be opened and explored in Windows explorer, a number of folders in one of the drives didn't show up. I could access them by typing the exact path in windows explorer, but when using the mouse to open the drive a number of folders could not be found. Furthermore, windows applications, such as media libraries, would not pick up any files in the folders that couldn't be seen in explorer.

    I went back to OSX to check that all of the folders were indeed present and they were. So in the end I reverted to using my Macdrive software again and all of the folders showed up again and worked as expected. So, it may be that the new bootcamp drivers are not all they are cracked up to be.

    Anyone else experienced similar issues, or got any clues as to what I might need to get this working right?


  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm having the same problem. I would navigate to the Users folder on the Macintosh HD drive but it doesn't list my user account. I rarely modify the Mac partition from the Windows side (but I do modify Windows from the Mac side) but would like to know why this happens and how to fix it, if possible.

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