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Best file system for Mac and Windows

Discussion in 'Apple Desktop Hardware/Software' started by Frankeh, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Frankeh

    Frankeh (Banned or Deleted)

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    Whats the best file systems to share a partition between Mac OS X and Windows 7 Pro?

    I have two partitions and I can make a third to share files between the two operating systems.

    FAT32 is out of the question as the files are well over 4GB and from what I understand NTFS with Mac OS the write is really sketchy

    Any ideas?

    Thanks =D
     
  2. Mifferz

    Mifferz Member

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    Try using NTFS-3G. My external hdd is in that format and seems to work fine in Vista and OSX
     
  3. Sipheren

    Sipheren Member

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    I use HFS+ and MacDrive, have had no issues and the HDD can work with the Xbox so its Win Win :)
     
  4. Archy

    Archy New Member

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    exFAT is compatible with OSX as of 10.6.5 and Windows XP SP3 onwards.
     

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