Bootcamp Help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by stephenxiii, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    right i have got windows on my mac via bootcamp
    is there anyway i can transfer a large file 5.6gb
    from the mac to windows?

    i have tried to drag n drop the file to the windows desktop
    in the disc image file

    thanks for your help
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    You'll need a drive or partition that (1) OS X can write to, and (2) Windows can read. FAT32 is the most common choice. Otherwise, you're looking at using a third-party add-on.

    An external hard drive should do the trick, if it's formatted FAT32.
     
  3. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    i have an external hard drive, but i use it for my time machine.

    so i basicly make a new partition and make it FAT32
    teh that way it will be recognised by windows?
    can i do this through disk utility
     
  4. PrincessPeach macrumors regular

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    FAT32 can't handle a file that big. So if your Windows partition is FAT32, you're probably out of luck no matter what.

    Can you burn it to DL DVD?
     
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    Not sure about disk utility, but you can do it using the Boot Camp assistant.
     
  6. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Format your Windows partition as NTFS is you are already using FAT32 then you can run the convert command to change it to NTFS. Use MacFUSE and NTFS-3G (lots of posts about this) to access your NTFS partition.
     

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