exFAT partition not visible in Fusion

Iphone4sinwhite

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I have an external disk half formatted in HFS+ (Mac OS Extended; Case-sensitive, journaled) and the other half formatted exFAT. I can view both partitions in the Mac disk utility but the exFAT partition is not visible in fusion 4. Is there anyway that I can make this exFAT partition visible?
 

sofianito

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I have an external disk half formatted in HFS+ (Mac OS Extended; Case-sensitive, journaled) and the other half formatted exFAT. I can view both partitions in the Mac disk utility but the exFAT partition is not visible in fusion 4. Is there anyway that I can make this exFAT partition visible?
Mac OS X supports exFAT natively since 10.6.5.

Do you mean you cannot see your external disk exFAT partition on a Mac OS X virtual machine running under VMware Fusion 4??
 
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Iphone4sinwhite

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I have OSx 10.8 and windows 7 in boot camp which I access through fusion 4. In fusion, when looking at my computer in windows 7, I'm unable to see the exFAT disk partition. I originally split the external drive into two partitions so that I can backup data created in either OSx or windows 7.
 

sofianito

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I have OSx 10.8 and windows 7 in boot camp which I access through fusion 4. In fusion, when looking at my computer in windows 7, I'm unable to see the exFAT disk partition. I originally split the external drive into two partitions so that I can backup data created in either OSx or windows 7.
Did you install the vmware tools?
The workaround would be to add a shared folder to your vm, so you can access the exFAT natively from your mac to read the files and copy them to Windows through the shared folder...
 
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Iphone4sinwhite

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In OSx under sharing in system preferences I set file sharing on and added the bootcamp backup disk to the list of shared folders and I have it set to share with everyone. However, the parition is still not seen in windows 7 in fusion. Is there another setting in OSx or windows that must be altered to allow windows to see this partition in fusion?