5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2009 7:23 PM by Hail to Pitt
Hail to Pitt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just installed boot camp and I want to know if I can transfer files from the Mac side to the windows side and if so, how? I partitioned in FAT format.

Mac book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (44,315 points)
    There isn't an elegant way of doing it in Bootcamp. You would have to copy the file to a flash drive or memory card, restart then new OS and then open the file. Of course the files have to be compatible between both platforms. A more elegant solution is using Parallels or Fusion to run Windows then it's just matter of dragging and dropping between OSX and Windows.

    My work notebook got infested with a nasty virus this week so I had to send it in to our IT group to clean it up 3000 miles away. Good thing I had Fusion and XP running on my iMac or I would have been shut down for several days. As I was working I was easily able to drag and drop Office files between the two OS's, I have MS Office for both Windows and OS X on my Mac so it was a snap. Boy I hate Windows though with all the troubles it brings along with it.
  • Hail to Pitt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you
    I also have fusion running on this mac. How do I set it up so I can drag and drop? I am running Kaspersky Anti Virus on the window side.
  • Fortuny Level 7 Level 7 (21,425 points)
    Hail to Pitt wrote:
    I just installed boot camp and I want to know if I can transfer files from the Mac side to the windows side and if so, how? I partitioned in FAT format.


    Hi and welcome to Discussions,

    Mac OSX can read and write to Windows FAT32 partitions, so a file transfer to Windows while in OSX is possible without any problems.
    Personally I would make a Folder in the root directory of Windows (C:) and us it for file transfer.

    When you are in Windows you can't see/use the MAc OSX partition without the help of a third-party program named MacDrive http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/

    Regards

    Stefan
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (44,315 points)
    There isn't any setup, just drag the file from Windows to your OSX desktop or whatever folder you want it in.
  • Hail to Pitt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help