MAC + Windows7 sharing files on MacBook Pro
by mstenbo - 3/16/12 12:16 AM
I am a reasonably new Mac user.
I have a new MacBook Pro with Mac Os X Lion.
I have installed Windows 7 on an NTFS partition because I need it for my work network
(I know I shouldn't need to but don't go there - I do)
I need to use Windows at work but I much prefer using Mac OS and use this at home.
If I save my work files on the Mac partition I can only read them from windows and if I have them on the NTFS partition I can only read them from windows. This is a pain.
I saw a suggestion from someone that the answer would be a third partition in FAT32 that is used for document storage. Is this the best answer? If so is there any way to do this after I have installed windows? (I don't want to have to go back to our tech team for all the peripheries again)
Another idea I found was to store the docs on the NTFS partition and use an NTFS writing app installed on the mac.
Is there a way to share my files between the 2 operating systems better than those?
I would be keen to keep the files on the Mac partition so they will be backed up with timeware.
Am I missing anything here?
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