How can i access my Macintosh HD when in virtual machine running Win 7?

Jokerfwb

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I have my bootcamp of windows 7 set up to work through VM Fusion as a virtual machine. I have two issues i would like to figure out.

1) When i am in the virtual machine and i goto computer all i can see is the bootcamp partition and my dvd drive. I would like to be able to see the Macintosh HD so that i can access files through windows that are on my mac hd.

2) I can't seem to be able to copy files to my boot camp partition. When i look at it with get info in says read only how can i change this?
 

GGJstudios

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NTFS (Windows NT File System)
  • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
  • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
    [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
    • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
    • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
    • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
  • Maximum file size: 16 TB
  • Maximum volume size: 256TB
  • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.

HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Don't use case-sensitive)
 

Grannyville7989

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@GGJstudios

What's your experience with those programs for reading and writing to NTFS/HFS+, if you have you used any programs at all?
 

wpotere

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@GGJstudios

What's your experience with those programs for reading and writing to NTFS/HFS+, if you have you used any programs at all?
For Windows I use MacDrive and for Mac I use Paragon. I have been using them for 3+ years now with no problems. They work fine.
 

Jokerfwb

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Jan 22, 2012
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sorry I should have mentioned that i'm new to mac so i don't exactly know what your talking about there. Also how do i know if i'm in 64 bit mode or 32?
 

GGJstudios

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sorry I should have mentioned that i'm new to mac so i don't exactly know what your talking about there. Also how do i know if i'm in 64 bit mode or 32?
What version of Mac OS X are you running? Click  > About This Mac and see what version it shows.
 

Darth.Titan

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If you're using Fusion to access your Boot Camp partition, all you need to do is add a shared folder on your Mac's Hard drive. This can be done in the settings for your VM.

Virtual Machine->Settings->Sharing
 

Jokerfwb

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ya i saw that and did it but couldn't find it through my VM. Where do i look.
 

CylonGlitch

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Also note, that you can just drag files from one desktop to another. I don't normally map my Mac hard drive because I don't need tons of things and I don't move too many files. Thus the drop and drag method works the best for me.
 
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