Macintosh HD write access via Windows 7 in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jackOH, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. jackOH macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to have write access to my Macintosh HD while being booted in Windows 7 via BootCamp?

    I can explore my Macintosh HD while in Windows and copy files from it to my Windows drive, but when I try to drag files back over to my Macintosh HD it won't let me due to permissions errors.
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Windows can't natively write to the HFS+ (the file system used by Mac). THere are programs out there that will give windows that capability. I believe one is Called MacDrive, and it should allow you to mount and write to your Mac HDD.

    Best of luck,
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    At home on my Windows 7 partition I use MacDrive. Sure it is shareware but at the time it was the only Windows 7 program available. However it is still running very well.
     
  4. MJCreech macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to reopen this thread...but it is relevant to what I need. How could I copy information from the MAC HD to the windows section. It appears the MAC HD has crashed and I cannot access my files. I don't know how only one partition can crash and the other one be perfectly functional.
     
  5. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing that MacDrive (or similar software) would let you access that partition.

    Not certain about that, depends on how messed up the partition is.
     
  6. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    Are you looking for paragon software? They have some commercial software as well as ( I think ) some free stuff that might help here.
     
  7. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    If you are talking about a hard drive failure or damaged partitions. You want Nucleus Kernel Mac. I've also done a fair number of data recoveries. Nucleus Kernel is by far the most robust and thorough data recovery program line out there. All their products run in Windows and I have recovered HFS+, NTFS, FAT32, ReiserFS and JFS partitions.

    Far better than the Data Rescue and Disk Warrior products. As they require a recognizable Mac partition. While Nucleus Kernel will scan an entire drive regardless of the partition state. In case of an accidental repartition or if the partition table was corrupted.
     

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