I just bought my first mac a few days ago. It's a white macbook with snow leopard. I'm still getting used to everything on the mac side I partitioned the 250 GB hard disk as: Partition 1: 70 GB, Mac OS X Partition 2: 150 GB, FAT32 for data sharing Partition 3: 30 GB, FAT32 for Windows XP running through bootcamp Everything works fine so far, OS X and Windows XP can see all three partitions. Now I'd like to run Windows in a virtual machine. I've done a lot of searching and can't find a solution where both Mac OS and the virtualized machine can see the large FAT32 shared Partition. Is there any way to make this work, and should I use VMware fusion or parallels? If this is not possible, can Mac OS at least see the shared partition and copy files to the windows partition while the virtual machine is running so that the windows parition can access some of the files that were originally on the shared partition? Thanks.