Web projects, one file, both operating systems?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nick800, May 24, 2008.

  1. nick800 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a web developer, just started using a macbook pro and was wondering if it's possible for me have one location for files that can be accessed by both mac and windows?

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  2. chscag macrumors 65816

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    Sure. For example: Suppose your Boot Camp partition is formatted to FAT-32, all you would have to do is point your web development software on the OS X side to where the files are on the Windows side. Gets a bit more complex if your Boot Camp partition is formatted to NTFS because you'll only (by default) have read capability. In order to obtain both read and write from OS X to NTFS you'll need to install third party software.

    Conversely, using Web development software on the Windows side, you can access files on the OS X side but again, you'll need third party software to be able to read and write to HFS+ from Windows.

    So yes, it's possible and depends on how you set everything up.

    Regards.
     
  3. nick800 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any recommendations to third party software up to the task?
     
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  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    As above but with MacDrive 7 added so you can R/W to HFS+ volumes if in windows world
     
  6. nick800 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I went with MacFuse/ntfs-3g. I have further question though.

    I decided to make a share partition by shrinking the HFS partition then formatted it in Windows.

    It continues to show up as "Free Space" though under Mac. What should I do now to get it to be recognized as another windows partition?
     
  7. PeaceOut macrumors member

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    I had this same problem and decided to use
    - MacFUSE (MacFUSE-Core-10.5-1.5.1.dmg) and
    - NTFS-3G (NTFS-3G 1.2531 [ublio]).

    I don't know the details of how it works but I installed MacFUSE first, then NTFS-3G, and then I restarted. I had it installed for about 5 days or so and it was working fine until today when I loaded WinXP using VMware and it gave me diskcheck screen before loading windows. I noticed was checking the files that I had modified in OS X and long story short, it ended up deleting the files.

    I always shut down windows correctly and then close VMware. Anyone know what went wrong?
     
  8. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    I dont trust NTFS in OSX. The very first photoshop file I saved to an ntfs drive got corrupt (it could still open but it would say the file is damaged and there were artifacts in the image).

    It seems to be fine for deleting and copying files but when I saved a file from photoshop it didnt save right. Never in my life had that happenned to me before and Ive been using Photoshop since version 5.0.

    Macdrive has never given me any problems other than not being able to mount if you shutdown OSX improperly (which you fix by just rebooting osx then shutting down normally). It also doesnt work in 64bit, which pissed me off.
     
  9. PeaceOut macrumors member

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    I guess this is the problem. It's great for deleting and copying files but opening it up and modifying them will probably give you problems. It only deleted the files that I modified in my NTFS drive from OSX. Wonder if there's a fix for this. Actually if I remember correctly, it didn't find it corrupted right away as in the following time booting into windows. But after a couple days where I didn't even touch the file. Humm...guess this requires more researching and testing.

    Has anyone tried those purchase software such as Paragon's NTFS for Mac® OS X?
     
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