Moving Files From OS X to Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JTriple D, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. JTriple D macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    I used to have XP installed on another intel mac with bootcamp. This computer was running 10.4 and I was able to open up the Windows partition from the icon on the desktop. From there I could drag in new items, take some out, whatever I wanted to do.

    Now, however, on my new 10.5 computer, it seems every single folder is locked and protected in the windows partition I access from OS X.

    Does anyone know how to fix that? I'd really appreciate some help with this.
  2. JTriple D thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    Ah, problem solved. If anyone needs to know, on my old computer the partition was formatted in FAT32, which OS X can read and write to. However, I forgot this one was NTFS, which OS X can only read.
  3. Eric S. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    Yup, and when you set up Boot Camp it gives you the option on how to format the Windows partition. NTFS is supposed to be a more stable filesystem, but if you need to write to it from OS X you should use FAT32.

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