Can't See OSX Files from Snow Leopard Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eboyer7, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. eboyer7 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    Hi. I recently did a fresh install of Snow Leopard, and upon doing that I installed Windows XP Pro through Bootcamp. I was happy to see that a new feature of Bootcamp in SL is that the user can read files from the OSX partition while booted into Windows.

    Unfortunately, it's not working properly for me. From Windows I can read any part of my OSX drive, except for my user's folder, which is where all the files that I need are located.

    Any idea why this is happening?
  2. eboyer7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    I decided to play around with the file permissions for my files in OSX, but that didn't seem to change anything when trying to view them in Bootcamp. Also, the files from the other users on my computer have similar permissions to mine (only that user can read the files), so I don't think it's OSX permissions that are giving me problems.
  3. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    you need a program like macdrive8 or paragon hfs to read mac drives. windows cannot read drives formatted with osx.
  4. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    Actually the new BootCamp 3 drivers allow Windows to read HFS drives. To the OP I'm not sure why yours doesn't work right.
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    same for me. to view your home folders you have to type them into the explorer address box i.e. "E:/Macintosh HD/user/Desktop"

    anyone know how to make the contents of the home folder fully visible?
  6. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    You probably have a hidden .[something]authority file (like .Xauthority) in the folder that you can't view. Delete those files and try again, or just move them to the trash so that you can restore if necessary. I have found that they don't do anything for me, but show up when I use the x11 environment.

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