Bootcamp Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    good day all,

    I'm about to install winxp on my macbook and I'm wondering what exactly I need to do so that when I'm finished I can access the files on my Mac OSX HDD from windows xp and vice versa. Thanks!

    Trevor
     
  2. invasian macrumors regular

    invasian

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    I don't think you can access osx files from xp, but you can access files from xp in osx.

    That said, there might be some 3rd party software to let you access osx from xp.

    The best bet is to just set up a shared folder between the two systems.

    If you format the windows partition as fat32, then you can read and write to it from osx. If you format it as NTFS, then you can only read.

    I say you virtualize, and you'll have no problems.
     
  3. Grafdude@gmail. macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can access the osx drive from windows xp with a little program called Mac Drive, i can read and write on the osx partition.
     
  4. invasian macrumors regular

    invasian

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    That's what the program was called...i knew there was a 3rd party software....
     

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