transferring files from leopard to windows on imac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Ruti, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Ruti macrumors newbie

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    i would like to transfer an Illustrator file (.ai) on my new iMac, from the mac to Windows that I have on the same computer. In Windows I have a software that can read the .ai format. How do I do it without restarting the computer? is it possible? thanks a lot, Ruti
     
  2. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Well you would have to boot to windows to view it any way so I think in this instance the point is mute, but that does not answer your question.

    I am assuming since you cannot write to the partition you are like me and using ntfs format for your drive (don't worry this is ok.) You can use MacFUSE with NTFS-3G, here is a quote from Lifehack.org
    You can read the rest Here the site also includes links to what you need to run MacFUSE and NTFS-3G.

    HFSX or for a hefty $49.95 macdrive both read the HFS+ (mac format) partition within Windows if you wish to do it that way. I use HFSX and pull items from the OSX partition and vise-versa when on OSX, I never write to either drive if i need a file I get it while booted to the OS i want the file on to open the file on, mistakes happen but they happen a lot less often when you use this method.
     
  3. Ruti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    i didnt understand what you wrote - but i will show it to my tech guy. thanks a lot
     
  4. TimJF macrumors newbie

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    The NTFS-3G package really has become quite the user-friendly utility. It comes with a script that can configure your system to auto-mount using the read/write NTFS-3G driver instead of the read-only default.

    I was glad to delete my dodgy home-made applescript that was doing a mediocre job of performing these tasks.
     
  5. joemama2413 macrumors member

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    if you have fusion or parallels you can just drag and drop from your mac desktop into the windows one. just create a VM on your boot camp partition
     

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