Moving Files from Mac HD to Windows

Gattz

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I've been trying to move some files from my Mac HD to Windows partition, but I keep getting the message "The item ___ could not be moved because ___ cannot be modified." Anyone know how to fix this?
 

cmaier

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I've been trying to move some files from my Mac HD to Windows partition, but I keep getting the message "The item ___ could not be moved because ___ cannot be modified." Anyone know how to fix this?
Is the windows partition NTFS?
 
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Gattz

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Not sure, but lets just say it is, what would be the way to fix it? Please don't tell me I need to reinstall Windows. :'(
 
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Gattz

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Is this the only way?

Also, is there a tutorial on using MacFuse?
 
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Gattz

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Thanks it worked, but I think some other problem came up. I'm seeing these random files that weren't there before. For example, I see a file named .DS_Store on my Desktop.
 
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Gattz

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You mean just to right-click > properties > Check Hidden? But how do I know which files to hide?
 
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balamw

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You mean just to right-click > properties > Check Hidden? But how do I know which files to hide?
I don't know of any way to do so automatically, but any file that starts with a "dot" is normally hidden in Mac OS/unix. This includes .DS_Store, resource forks ._(FILENAME) and .Trashes so you could set them as hidden under Windows and maintain full functionality.

Otherwise, you could use something like BlueHarvest under OS X http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/ to wipe them out as they are created, but you will then lose (some) functionality.

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