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selowitch
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Mar 11, 2010, 10:37 PM
 
I just recently installed Windows XP on my BootCamp partition and it works well. I mainly did it as a means of testing the websites I create via Windows versions of IE 8 and Firefox 3. It would be really nice if I could work on my local website files under Windows, too, but while I find that I can *read/edit* those files on the Macintosh partition, I cannot save/write them. Is this because WinXP cannot read HFS+ (Journaled) volumes? Should I create an entirely new (third) partition for those files to live on so they can be accessed both by Windows and by MacOS?

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Mar 12, 2010, 12:58 AM
 
Why don't you run Windows in a VM? Windows does not support writing to HFS+ volumes, but if you were doing this in a VM you could share files between both environments in a whole host of ways.
     
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Mar 12, 2010, 01:31 AM
 
Shouldn't the latest version of Bootcamp Manager allow Read & Write access to HFS partitions ?

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Mar 12, 2010, 01:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Shouldn't the latest version of Bootcamp Manager allow Read & Write access to HFS partitions ?

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It may only work if you are using Vista or 7. Don't quote me on that though.
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Mar 12, 2010, 02:09 AM
 
That's possible.

It doesn't work for me with Windows 7 because Apple ****ed something up. It did work for me with Vista in the past.

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Mar 12, 2010, 07:33 AM
 
The file system in XP can't do anything with HFS+-it can't even SEE an HFS+ partition as a partition. There is software that lets this happen though, but I can't recall the name of it. Unless I'm thinking in the opposite direction...

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Mar 12, 2010, 08:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
The file system in XP can't do anything with HFS+-it can't even SEE an HFS+ partition as a partition. There is software that lets this happen though, but I can't recall the name of it. Unless I'm thinking in the opposite direction...
Hold on a sec. I definitely *can* read files on the Mac partition while booted under WIndows XP -- I just can't save them. What accounts for that?
     
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Mar 12, 2010, 09:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by selowitch View Post
Hold on a sec. I definitely *can* read files on the Mac partition while booted under WIndows XP -- I just can't save them. What accounts for that?
Boot Camp v3 (the one with Snow Leopard) allows Windows XP/Vista/7 to read the Mac partition but you can't save to it.

Boot Camp 3.0, Mac OS X 10.6: Frequently asked questions
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Mar 12, 2010, 09:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by selowitch View Post
Hold on a sec. I definitely *can* read files on the Mac partition while booted under WIndows XP -- I just can't save them. What accounts for that?
I misunderstood. Sorry.

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Mar 12, 2010, 10:12 PM
 
MacDrive will let you read and write to Mac volumes from Windows.

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Mar 12, 2010, 10:52 PM
 
I return to my original question, why not use a VM? Virtualbox works great, and is also free.
     
   
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