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HT1461 Is it possible to scp while logged into the mac to the bootcamp Win 7 partition to copy files?

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Mar 22, 2013 6:23 AM

I have a customer who wants to be logged into his mac, and then via scp, copy files to the bootcamp Win 7 partition.  Or is the only way to get the files onto the windows side by copying them from mac to thumb drive, booting into Windows, and copying them off thumb drive back to the Windows computer?





Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,495 points)

    to osx ntfs is read only

    when one install the bootcamp tools on windows one can access all the files on the osx harddisk

    in my case it's drive h: called mac harddisk


    same way my windows partition  is under devices in osx so I can copy files from the ntfs hd just not copy to it


    so the customer can just put the file on osx hd and copy them from there when in windows



    another option would be to use

    dropbox, google drive or ms skydrive

    it will sync the files to the cloud and then they sync to the other platform when one change to that

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)

    On the MacOS side, you can install a third party driver to give you write access to NTFS partitions.  I used to use a free one, now I use the commercial driver from Paragon.  It works great for my needs.  Similarly, on Windows, you can install third party driers to give you full access to the Mac HFS+ partitions.  I used to use MacDrive, but I also switched that to use the Paragon HFS+ for Windows driver. Both of the drivers for Windows cost money, but they are also both fairly well done and reliable.


    Now for the OP, they can probably use the NTFS driver for MacOS to give them full write access to the NTFS drive under MacOS and do what they want that way.


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