Making Windows Volume accessible in Leopard?

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  1. kirkbross macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running XP and 10.5.3 on my Penryn Mac Pro. The Windows XP drive appears on the desktop in OS X but I can't write to it (for example, to save a bunch of jpgs to open up in Windows).

    Is there a way to 'unlock' or change the permissions on the XP volume so it will be writeable in OS X?
     
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  3. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Yeah, havent really read this properly but Disk Utility will format to FAT32 i believe and that is both readable on mac and PC.
     
  4. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks... yeah, I just need a small volume to transfer pics and such back and forth and I think FAT32 will be fine.

    I tried the MacFUSE driver with the NTFS-3G driver and got a little / very confused trying to parse the terminal commands. I'll have to read up on that more and see if I can find a MacFUSE for dummies How-To.
     
  5. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    LOL, yeah though seriously dude - Disk Utility will do the trick, format it to FAT32 and it will be Readable and Writeable on ALL versions of Windows and Mac.
     
  6. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I ended up just using a firewire drive that is NTFS formatted. My internal Windows drive is already NTFS, but I couldn't seem to get it to be writeable too -- it's read-only now. I was hoping with the MacFUSE drivers installed that it would magically become writeable, but not so... again, I'm not great with a terminal. You'd think that with Bootcamp, there would be a feature to help out with cross-platform reading and writing. Problem solved though with the FW drive.
     

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