UDF? Read/Write access for both OSX/Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ericsc, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Ericsc macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2010
    I've decided I'm going to be switching to a Mac within the next 2 months.

    I'm still going to be using Windows via BootCamp a lot. I want to have a partition that has read/write access for both windows and OSX.

    I know what your thinking format it to FAT32. I occasionally deal with files larger than 4GB. So FAT32 would not be ideal. And I don't trust 3rd party drivers like MacDrive or PARAGON.

    I just discovered that Vista and Windows 7 can format partitions to UDF via the Command Prompt.

    How will OSX handle UDF harddrives and partitions?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Apparently so. Personally, I've installed MacFUSE and NTFS-3G, which gives my Mac read/write support for NTFS partitions. I also use MacDrive on my Windows XP Boot Camp install. I don't know why you mistrust third-party drivers, as they haven't given me any trouble. In any case, you should always have an up-to-date backup, so even if a partition ends up getting corrupted by the drivers, it's only a minor inconvenience.

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