Boot Camp Partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by XT9116, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. XT9116 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    I am getting my MacBook Pro from my college in the next few days and for a while now I have been thinking how I will listen to my music. My college likes to have the best of both worlds so they install Windows 7 right onto the hard drive before I get it. I have a zune and I highly prefer using the zune software as opposed to itunes. I also like having the option to listen to music on both OS's.

    So to my question.

    I was thinking about storing my media on a separate partition of the hard drive that is in a format that would work and is readable/writeable on both OS's.

    1. Is that possible?

    2. What format/how is it done?

    Thanks Much :)
  2. jamied95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    Try looking at this, one of them might be helpful!

    Apple doesn't support writing to NTFS (what Windows works on) and so you probably are out of luck :(
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    You could create a third partition on your laptop using Disk Utility on OS X and format it to FAT32 and keep your personal data on that for both OS X and Windows to read and right to.

    However, I tried doing this but I found that it didn't work for me because I'm a bit of a neat freak so I keep my stuff on my Windows partition, as a primary boot into that, and have critical stuff (lecture notes) synced to my OS X partition whenever I booted into that.

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