Macintosh Hard drive not appearing in Windows 7 Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DistantOrigin, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. DistantOrigin macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    So I decided to bootcamp my MBA today. Everything worked except for the following. I cannot read the Macintosh partition (Yosemite) from Windows. From what I understand, I should be able to do this.
    I have went into disk management on the Windows side and see the Mac partition, but all options are grayed out when I right click it. In an effort to see if the HFS driver installed properly, I went to my bootcamp installer drive, clicked "setup.exe" to start the Bootcamp driver installation, and I receive an error saying that the bootcamp installation couldn't start.

    I have installed the drivers before, so I suspect something is conflicting with the existing ones. I wasn't able to see the OS X partition from the get go, though.

    Is there a way that I can fix it so my HFS drive shows up?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DistantOrigin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found a solution:

    With a clean install of Yosemite, it uses Core Storage, which is not compatible with Windows because of encryption. (Or windows lacks the Bootcamp drivers to deal with such a thing.) Either way....
    Doing a diskutil CS convert <UID> fixed this after turning off file vault.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Did you try just turning off filevault first? My Macintosh HD is not visible because of FV. It was there, prior to enabling FV, and once I turned it on, boom it disappeared
     

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