writing to mac side with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by financeguy, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. financeguy macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2009
    Is there any way or any add-on that would enable Windows 7 to write to the mac side of MBA.

    I only use Windows for Office 2007 (Excel VBA), but would like to keep all my files on the mac side. Is this possible?
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
  3. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Yes, I second it: MacDrive.

    Like you, when I boot to Windows I want to store all my files on the Mac hard drive (this is nice for accessing the files on either OS and it simplifies my backups because all working files get included in the Time Machine backups.)

    If you want a VM solution, Parallels can mount your mac hard drive (or a folder on your mac hard drive) in the guest OS. Fusion could also do this, but I ran in to problems with certain apps (Visual Studio 2005 was the big one for me -- rebuilding or cleaning a project would fail at the point it was deleting old files for some reason). This was about a year ago so maybe they fixed this since then.
  4. financeguy thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2009

    Thanks. I'll check it out.

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