Can't View/Edit bootcamp drive in OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ImprezaSTi, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. ImprezaSTi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've tried googling this but can't seem to find anything.

    My problem is that I cannot see the bootcamp drive in OSX. The windows drive icon is not on the desktop, and I cannot see the windows drive in the settings where you choose the default drive. I am running 10.5 Leopard.

    I had bootcamp running windows xp before (now I formatted and installed windows 7) and I use to be able to view files that were on my windows drive while in OSX, but after I installed windows 7, I cannot. Does anyone know what is wrong?

    Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. springyfox macrumors member

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    #2
    If it's any cancelation, I have the exact same issue - and just assume that it's how Bootcamp works with Windows 7.

    Especially if you have formatted the drive as NTFS - then your Mac will not be able to edit the drive anyway, without either a terminal hack, or third party software.
     
  3. smc333 macrumors regular

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    #3
    OS X does not natively support writing (only reading) to NTFS drives.

    An opensource Linux driver has been ported to OS X:

    http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/

    I believe you also have to install MacFUSE but I may be wrong.

    Also, you need to be running the 32-bit kernel for this.
     
  4. ImprezaSTi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess I kind of jumped ahead of myself. I am not really worried about not being able to edit the ntfs drive as I am aware OSX does not natively support this. I am just wondering why I can't even read the files, and why OSX does not recognize an existence of my bootcamp drive. Hope that clears things up a bit.
     

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