read/writable filesystem win32/osx?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by empezar, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. empezar macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2006
    hello, i have a simple question

    what filesystem should i use if i want both windows and os x to be able to read and write to the harddrive?

    fat32 have the 32gb limit right? so, what else is there? i need more than 32gb
  2. Vorbis macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    Both o/s's will read and write, OSX will see your windows partition and you can drag and drop files within OSX, but if you are booted into windows you have no access to your mac partition, afaik.
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Fat32 is the only one that can be read/written in both operating systems, and yes it does have the 32gb partition limit and a 4gb file size limit.

    What do you exactly need more than 32gb for? Is this on the same machine or on an external to go between two machines? If 32gb isn't big enough then you can start burning DVD's or wait until a flash drive comes out that's larger than that;)
  4. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006
    EXT2 partitions can be safely used by both OS. just google for "EXT2 for OS X" and "EXT2 for windows XP"


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