TransMac or Similar for external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sammyman, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    I have one big external drive. I am hoping to get rid of my pc, but my wife keeps clinging to it (go figure, she is a photographer)! I want to install windows on a small partition and allow her to access her files on an external hard drive, but it is formatted for mac.

    I read that TransMac might allow her on bootcamp in windows to access that external hard drive. I know I can put two partitions on the drive, but I want both to be able to access it. Is TransMac a good solution, so my wife can access her pictures on the pc/mac on one external hard drive? Or are there other solutions?
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    I admit I am unsure of your description of what you have to work with.

    Things you might consider -

    If her files are under 4 gigs in size, convert the NTFS to fat32 (careful on security there). Both Windows and MAC can read/write fat32.


    Get an application for MAC that allow the mac to read/write NTFS (windows file system)

    I would imagine either is a good solution.

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