JWFerne said:Has anyone had any luck actually being able to write to a Windows Drive while in MacOS? Currently I'm only able to pull files off the Windows drive .
Once you reformat the windows partition to FAT32, you should be able to read and write to the windows partition from OS X with no problems.JWFerne said:That makes sense.... so if I reformat in Fat32, what issues will I have putting windows XP on the drive? Any limitations?
Sorry for the basic questions... pretty new to the Mac side of the fence. The grass is greener here btw!
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But will XP read and write to a FAT32 drive over 32GB? I didn't think it would?BadRambo said:-----
Using the Drive Utility in OSX, you can format any size drive to FAT32. I just did a 300GB for some tests --- and it is all now FAT32.
Cheers -- Bob --
This is pretty much what I've decided to do when I get my Mac Pro. But I've been using "work" partitions for files for well over 10 years. Keeping your files off the OS partition has always been SOP for me.amin said:I dedicated a drive in my Mac Pro to Windows XP. Gave that drive two partitions - one 30GB partition in FAT32 which the XP sees as drive C, and one larger partition in NTFS which Windows sees as drive D. Drive C makes a nice go between for Mac and Windows - worls like a charm!
Yes, FAT32 is limited to just under 4 GB maximum file size. So many ISOs violate that and would have to be split somehow...JWFerne said:Are there any file limitation sizes on Fat32 in Windows? I burn ISO's of movies that will be roughly 3-4 gig
Thanks for the info, I don't think I've used FAT32 in about 4 years.balamw said:It sure will. I have an external 300 GB Maxtor drive in FAT32 I've used with both XP and OS X.