Higher then 32GB?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tragedies, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Tragedies macrumors 6502

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    I currently use a Boot Camp partition with Windows XP Pro SP2 that is 32GB, as accoridng to Boot Camp that is the max I can go, before unabling to access windows files on my Mac.

    For example, if I download a file, and wanted to put that file on my Windows parition, I would place it in the Boot camp partition in my Mac, as I'd click Boot Camp and access the root fiels (such as Program Files and whatnot).

    If I format a new partition that is larger then 32GB, thus using a different formation type, could I still access my windows files on my Mac?

    If, for some reason, I cannot, would dragging the files using PARALLELS DESKTOP work?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Just format as NTFS and Google for the OS X NTFS write-support utility (it's free, don't pay for one).
     
  3. Tragedies thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    You're talking about FAT32 and NTFS, and I can tell you right now there is NO reason to be using FAT32 now-a-days. Reformat to NTFS, make that partition as big as you want/need, and either get MacDrive (for Windows, there's no 64-bit version yet though), or do what Tallest Skil said.
     
  5. Tragedies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im currently reinstaling windows on my mac since thirty two gig wasn't enough for games. I'm posting thisnfrom my touch as I waotnfornth instalwtion to finish heh thanks for the good suggestions and I'll try the methods soon.

    Mikey
     

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