windows writing to mac partitions

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    i want to be able while in windows 7 to copy files over to a mac hdd .. when i try i get the message that i dont have permission? anyone know how to fix this ?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think he wants it the other way around

    FAT32 = both Windows and OSX will read/write but with 4 GB file size limitation

    NTFS = OSX can read but not write without something like NTFS-3G or Pargon NTFS

    HFS+ = Windows needs something like MacDrive to read/write
     
  4. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yea i wanna write from windows to mac .. damn macdrive is expensive
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I believe there is a free solution, but I don't recall it at the moment
    You might can Google it

    Edit: HFS for Windows is free, but beta
     
  6. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    can only read in the beta .. how lame ..
    looks like mac drive has a free trial
     
  7. Mebsat macrumors regular

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    Are you using an external mac formatted drive or different partitions on the same drive?

    If you are booted into W7, then you need MacDrive, etc.

    If you are in Fusion, you can always use a shared folder. I save all my Windows documents in a shared folder on my Mac HD (from Fusion), which then gets backed up by TimeMachine...

    (not really clear on your scenario, hope that helps)
     
  8. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    not using fusion using bootcamp .. have both oses on the same drive partitioned but i want to access my media drive
     

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