Using a dual-partition HFS+/FAT32 external drive on an XP PC

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AVR2, May 9, 2008.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    I have a portable 120Gb HD that is currently formatted HFS+. It would be useful to split it into two 60Gb partitions and format one of them as FAT32 to work with a Windows XP machine I have to use frequently.

    Does anyone know if the XP box will actually recognise the FAT32 partition, or will the fact that the HFS+partition exists on the same disk just terminally confuse it?

    Installing MacDrive on the XP box isn't an option, unfortunately.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, Windows will recognize the FAT32 partition. I've had a similar setup.
     

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