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

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    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

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    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

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    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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