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how do I let windows read the mac hard drive?

samh004

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Mar 1, 2004
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You could also start by turning on "Windows Sharing" in the System Preferences "Sharing" panel.
 
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panzer06

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how do I let windows read the mac hard drive?

It depends on what you are doing? If you are using bootcamp, either of the previously mentioned software apps will do the trick.

If you are using Parallels the Mac and Windows drives are available to each other starting with version 3 you can drag and drop as needed.

Cheers,
 
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ToastMaster

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MacDrive is the way to go. It works perfectly with my external HD and allows me to use it to back up data on both Windows and OSX.
 
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aloysius95

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I developed a small program, that installs the bootcamp drivers on any windows machine, it will let you easily read HFS+ partitions on windows... Check it out http://hfsplus.codeplex.com
 
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marikavs

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Aug 6, 2006
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Opposite

how do I let windows read the mac hard drive?

I had the opposite problem. I wanted to STOP Windows from reading (or even mounting) the OS X partition as D:. I found this solution on the Internet. Rename AppleMNT.sys in the System32 folder (in \Windows) to have a different extension, like .sav e.g..

This worked like a charm for me, so maybe you need to look for, or somehow acquire if you don't have it, the AppleMNT file and put it in the System32 folder.
 
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