Read Mac Hard Drive in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by redneon, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. redneon macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Is there any way of getting access to my Mac hard drive from within Windows?

    I used Boot Camp to install XP and thought I read something about it being possible. I can't transfer files from within OS X because my Windows partition is NTFS.
  2. redneon thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2006

    I don't suppose there's an OSS alternative, is there? Or at least a free one.
  3. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2001
    west of Philly
    Backup often, MacDrive works, but it's not entirely stable. It still locks up explorer for me about once a week and often there is corruption on the OSX drive as a result.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    How about a separate USB drive, Flash or hard disk, formatted FAT32? That should provide a common storage area without compromising either the Mac or Windows partition on the main hard drive.
  5. Mojo67821 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2006

    I use this program, and although it's helpful, it CRASHES A LOT. It's responsible for 90% of my windows crashes. I too get the occasional "corrupted" error, but I find most of the time that it's bull. Checking the drive in OSX reveals there is no need to repair.

    Regradless, there's no real alternative... so give it a shot.

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