Boot Camp- How to access media storage drive?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SilverScorpio, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. SilverScorpio macrumors newbie

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    I have a quad core mac pro with three Hard drives and 9 MB RAM.
    Drive 1 - Leopard OSX
    Drive 2 - Boot Camp running Windows XP
    Drive 3 - Media storage.

    My main work is with using the Windows version of Photoshop CS3 which is installed on the Boot Camp drive.
    How do I get access to my photos which are stored on Drive 3?

    I'm new to Macs and can't see how to get to other drives via Windows XP. It only shows main C Drive.
    I have tried Parallels and Fusion but would prefer the native speed and access to all my RAM by using Boot Camp.
     
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    windows cant natively read a mac formatted drive, you would need something like 'macdrive' (application for windows), if you r windows disk is formatted as fat32 mac can read and write to it, otherwise just read. otherwise just reformat the 'media drive' as fat32 (msdos in disk utility) and both os's can read it.
     
  3. SilverScorpio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have installed "Macdrive" and all my drives are now visible.
    Many thanks Speakerwizard. Very much appreciated.
     

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