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Boot camp cross-partition access

Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:16 pm

Ok. I've purchased Windows 10 home 64 bit and downloaded the ISO from Microsoft. I'm going to install it this evening. Can I access my OSX partition from Windows or vice versa? If I have music or photos on one partition, I'd like to be able to access it from the other operating system.
 
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Re: Boot camp cross-partition access

Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:12 pm

IIRC the Boot Camp installer blats a read-only HFS+ driver into Windows, so you can read the files from whichever is the non-booted OS -- but if you need to work on the same thing in both OS's you have to keep the data external or have 2 copies and check which is the latest.

Apparently it doesn't work on Mac mini's with RAID'd drives, and I read that there are issues with reading the Mac partition from Windows if the Mac has a Fusion Drive (though Boot Camp works otherwise).

At work we use Parallels, which is much much better (though it costs actual money, so would need to be).
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Re: Boot camp cross-partition access

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:22 pm

Well, the OSX partition doesn't show up in Windows 10. The nice thing though is I can run Windows games now. :-) Grand Theft Auto V with mods. Woohoo! I have the GeForce GT 755M in this thing, so it should play games ok on medium settings.
 
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Re: Boot camp cross-partition access

Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:03 pm

confusedpenguin wrote:
Ok. I've purchased Windows 10 home 64 bit and downloaded the ISO from Microsoft. I'm going to install it this evening. Can I access my OSX partition from Windows or vice versa? If I have music or photos on one partition, I'd like to be able to access it from the other operating system.

Yes, you can using third party utiliies called "HFS+ for Windows 10" and "NTFS for Mac 4!". Check http://www.paragon-software.com/.

Edit:The above post is based on my experience 5 years ago with OS X - Leopard. I do not know if the utility still supports El Capitan.
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Re: Boot camp cross-partition access

Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:19 pm

If you have a Fusion Drive, those partitions don't show up in Windows, at least not in my experience. You might instead see a 100MB partition named "Boot to OS X" or you might see nothing.
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