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Access HFS+ volumes in Vista and Windows
Authored by: g3ski on May 04, '07 10:10:41AM

What about creating a FAT/32 partition as a shared folder?

Not the same as full access to each partition, but better than USB drives and file servers.

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Access HFS+ volumes in Vista and Windows
Authored by: talkrhubarb on May 04, '07 11:46:28AM

Watch out for file size limits on FAT32. A 4Gb file size might not seem like it's a problem, but if you're using the drive to backup your system to a sparse disk image, it's very easy to get into trouble. I've been using Macdrive on an XP machine for a few months now and I must say it performs very well. I don't like the way it advertises itself every time you start up. And it's hard to disable if your trial expires and you don't want to buy it. I prefer my system utilities to quietly do their stuff in the background without bothering me unless I want to use them, but they are small niggles for what is a very solid, well put together app. I think it's well worth the $50.



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Access HFS+ volumes in Vista and Windows
Authored by: talkrhubarb on May 04, '07 11:46:28AM

Watch out for file size limits on FAT32. A 4Gb file size might not seem like it's a problem, but if you're using the drive to backup your system to a sparse disk image, it's very easy to get into trouble. I've been using Macdrive on an XP machine for a few months now and I must say it performs very well. I don't like the way it advertises itself every time you start up. And it's hard to disable if your trial expires and you don't want to buy it. I prefer my system utilities to quietly do their stuff in the background without bothering me unless I want to use them, but they are small niggles for what is a very solid, well put together app. I think it's well worth the $50.



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