Boot Camp Partition

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

  1. XT9116 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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