File access across Partitions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by benlee, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    If I have a large partition with Leopard on it and a smaller one with Tiger. Can I access files from one to the other? Any limits on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. rmh macrumors regular

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    Anyone who knows better please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure when you partition a drive it will show up in finder as a separate device, so it is just like an additional HD. You should be able to move files from partition to partition with no problems at all.
     
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    You are correct in that both partitions will mount and be accessible. I haven't tried this for a while but I think the User home folders on the other partition are protected from access. This would help prevent anyone from cloning your disk and then casually browsing it, so I think it's a deliberate security feature
     
  4. rmh macrumors regular

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    Hm, I guess that makes sense.
     

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