Moving Files from Mac HD to Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Gattz, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Gattz macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Is the windows partition NTFS?
     
  3. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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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. :'(
     
  4. cmaier macrumors G3

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  5. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is this the only way?

    Also, is there a tutorial on using MacFuse?
     
  6. cmaier macrumors G3

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  7. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Perfectly normal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.DS_Store

    It's the price you pay for writing to a local drive w/ Mac OS X. If they bother you, just hide them in Windows as they are hidden in OS X.

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  9. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    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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