Ntfs > Fat 32??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lrittz, May 11, 2010.

  1. lrittz macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010

    Am purchasing first MacBook ever. I need to partition Windows since I use a lot of programs for work unavailable with Mac OS.

    I want to run Windows XP and want to partition 80% of space for windows. Is it true that NFTPS is better for me since it's more stable? I understand NFTPS is a must for spaces > 32g.

    My question is, is there any way I can use the drag/drop benefit of a FAT32 installation if I download something on XP and want it to appear in Mac OS when I reboot in Mac Mode or vice versa?

    If not from Apple, any legit third party software that will allow me? I'd hate to think my only option with NFTPS is to save everything on a flash drive as that would be too cumbersome. Thanks again.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I swore by Fat32 until I found a working NTFS driver for OSX.
  4. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Oh I didn't know there was a ntfs driver. I been with FAT32 for all my common drives so I can go between mac and pc.

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