how to see vista files on macbook

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  1. scottydonald macrumors newbie

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    i cannot see the vista files... need to transfer them and portable hard drive is busted... so lost and beginning to really annoy me...

    can someone help please...
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    To read/write Windows files from within OS X, you need MacFUSE or NTFS-3G. Google for them; they're free.
     
  3. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    you haven't really given enough information: are you talking about getting a files from a Vista boot camp partition onto your Apple side?

    if so, here's the Windows on Mac Forum

    you could buy a flash drive and format it Fat32 in DiskUtility or go to the finder go --> computer --> browse to the vista partition and find the files that way.
     
  4. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe you can read NTFS without MacFuse, you just can't write/ delete to the partition.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's perfectly correct... but meh. :p Should be both natively, in my opinion.

    Apple should be using ZFS natively, too, but that's a bit of a wish right now.
     
  6. scottydonald thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry my portable hard drive is busted which i use to transfer files from pc to MBA but i wanted to transfer over the network... the files have to be off by the weekend...
     

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