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OSX home folder not available in Windows through BootCamp?
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vcutag
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Aug 29, 2009, 07:49 PM
 
So 10.6 comes with Boot Camp 3.0, which gives you access to your Mac partition through Windows. For me, this sounds great except that for some reason I can't seem to see anything in my home folder. I can see the subfolders in other user account folders, but for my account all I get is a blank window with 0 items.

I've checked the permissions on that folder and they're set to read/write for everyone... I've got to be missing something here.

Has anyone else noticed this problem as well? All of my media files are in that folder; I'd kind of like to have access to it when I'm in Boot Camp.
     
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Aug 30, 2009, 05:23 PM
 
I've noticed this too. Wanna see a really weird workaround? in the Explorer's address bar, manually navigate to one of the subfolders (ie E:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\). It works! So you can still access your files, as long as you know the name of the folder you're trying to navigate to. Weird.

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Sep 2, 2009, 08:44 PM
 
That's bizarre, but a handy workaround indeed. Thanks for the tip.
     
   
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