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How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Boot Camp can be annoying. Both Windows and Mac OS X can see each other’s files, but they can’t write to the other operating system’s partition.

Thankfully, there are ways around these file-system limitations. Third-party applications can enable write support for these partitions, while you can also share files in other ways.

Access Mac HFS+ Partitions From Windows

Apple’s Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS+ driver for Windows, which allows Windows to see your Mac partition. This partition shows up as “Macintosh HD” under Computer on your Windows system. There’s a big limitation here, though — the driver is read-only. You can’t copy files to your Mac partition, edit files on it, or delete files from within Windows.

To get around this limitation, you’ll need a third-party tool like Paragon HFS+ for Windows or Mediafour’s MacDrive. Both of these are paid applications, but they install a proper read/write file system driver in Windows. You’ll be able to write to your Mac partition from Windows Explorer or any other application you use. These applications do have free trials, so you can test them before paying.

HFSExplorer is a free tool for accessing Mac partitions from within Windows, but it’s read-only so it won’t help you here.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Write to Windows NTFS Partitions From OS X

Your Windows partition appears under Devices as BOOTCAMP on Mac OS X. Unfortunately, Mac OS X can only read this partition out of the box, not write to it.

There are quite a few solutions for writing to NTFS file systems on a Mac, many of which are paid applications. Try the free and open-source NTFS-FREE if you don’t want to spend any money on this feature. After you install it, you’ll be able to access your Windows partition — and any external drives formatted with NTFS — in full read/write mode from Mac OS X.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Create a Shared FAT32 Partition

Windows doesn’t normally like HFS+, and Mac OS X doesn’t want to write to NTFS. There is a neutral type of file system that both operating systems support — FAT32. FAT32 is normally used on USB sticks and other removable drives because it’s so widely supported.

You could use the Disk Utility to shrink one of your current partitions and create a new partition. Format that new partition with that FAT file system and you’ll be able to read and write to it from both Windows and Mac OS X without any third-party software. Modern versions of Windows can’t be installed on a FAT32 partition, so this partition will need to be separate from both your Mac and Windows system partitions.

This may be inconvenient because it splits your limited storage into yet another partition, but it’s an option.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Use External Drives or Cloud Storage

If this is all too annoying, you may want to forget about your Mac’s internal drive. Instead, you can share files between your operating systems via an external drive. Just plug that drive into your Mac, copy files to it, and use it as a neutral, shared storage location. Most removable drives — whether they’re USB sticks or larger external drives in enclosures — will be formatted with the FAT32 file system. If you have problems because they come with NTFS or HFS+, just reformat them as FAT32.

You could also skip the local storage and use cloud storage instead. For example, if you have some documents you need to work on in both operating systems, dump them in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or another cloud storage service. Install the appropriate sync utility on each operating system and these documents will be kept in sync between your two operating systems via the Internet.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Apple may choose not to provide HFS+ write support in Windows or NTFS write support in Mac for stability reasons. They don’t want to be blamed when someone’s file system is corrupted because of a bug. These solutions should all be safe and stable, but it’s always a good idea to have backups of your important files just in case something goes wrong.

I have a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition, and Mac OS High Sierra. Can I pass files between them?

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 9:00 AM

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No. Windows and your MacOS are not running at the same time. They are independently booted. If you want to copy a file over to the other operating system you can use an external drive that is formatted ExFat which can be read/write by both operating systems.

Jan 23, 2019 1:44 PM

Of course. What I was wondering is if I can “unlock” the Bootcamp drive so I can pass files. Sort of like emulators allow. Right now I see a circle/slash on the Windows side when viewed from the Mac OS side.

Jan 23, 2019 1:56 PM

both operating systems can only read each others filesystems out of the box, commercial products can enable both sides ability to write on each respective filesystems though

you can read about their build in ability to read only access each others partitions here https://www.howtogeek.com/189250/how-to-share-files-between-mac-os-x-and-windows-with-boot-camp/

Jan 23, 2019 11:08 PM

Not without a third party app. The better solution IMHO is to get an external ExFat drive and you can use the files as and when required regardless which OS you are booted into. Exactly what you are asking except that you want to do it not on an external correctly formatted drive but on the internal drive which is formatted differently for each OS.

Jan 24, 2019 7:15 AM

I used DropBox to do that with no issues. Quick and simple.

Jan 24, 2019 8:16 AM

Good suggestion. I use DropBox as well.

Jan 24, 2019 8:17 AM

Just to add, these communities are littered with posts from users of third party apps

that allow writing/reading NTFS formatted drives from MacOS and drive

access is lost when an update to the MacOS occurs unless there is a corresponding update available for the third party app.

Jan 24, 2019 8:21 AM

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How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Boot Camp can be boring. Windows and Mac OS X can see each other’s files, but they cannot write to the other operating system’s partition.

Fortunately, there are ways around these file system limitations. Third-party apps can enable write support for these partitions, while you can share files in other ways as well.

Access Mac HFS + partitions from Windows

RELATED: How to install Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp

Apple’s Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS + driver for Windows, which allows Windows to see your Mac partition. This partition will appear as “Macintosh HD” under Computer on your Windows system. There is a big limitation here, however – the driver is read-only. You cannot copy files to your Mac partition, edit files on it, or delete files from Windows.

To work around this limitation, you will need a third-party tool like Paragon HFS + for Windows Where Mediafour MacDrive. Both of these apps are chargeable, but they install a suitable read / write file system driver in Windows. You will be able to write to your Mac partition from Windows Explorer or any other application you use. These apps have free trials, so you can test them out before you pay.

HFSExplorer is a free tool to access Mac partitions from Windows, but it is read-only, so it won’t help you here.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Write to Windows NTFS partitions from OS X

Your Windows partition appears under Devices as BOOTCAMP on Mac OS X. Unfortunately, Mac OS X can only read this partition out of the box, not write to it.

There are many solutions for writing to NTFS file systems on a Mac, many of which are paid applications. Try the free and open-source WITHOUT NTFS if you don’t want to spend money on this feature. After installing it, you will be able to access your Windows partition – and any external drives formatted with NTFS – in full read / write mode from Mac OS X.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Create a shared FAT32 partition

RELATED: Why do removable disks always use FAT32 instead of NTFS?

Normally Windows doesn’t like HFS + and Mac OS X doesn’t want to write to NTFS. There is a neutral file system type supported by both operating systems: FAT32. FAT32 is normally used on USB sticks and other removable drives because it is very widely supported.

You can use Disk Utility to shrink one of your current partitions and create a new partition. Format this new partition with this FAT file system and you will be able to read and write it from Windows and Mac OS X without any third party software. Modern versions of Windows cannot be installed on a FAT32 partition, so this partition will need to be separate from your Mac and Windows system partitions.

This can be inconvenient as it splits your limited storage into another partition, but it is an option.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Use external drives or cloud storage

If this is all too boring, you might want to forget about your Mac’s internal drive. Instead, you can share files between your operating systems through an external drive. Just plug this drive into your Mac, copy files to it, and use it as a neutral, shared storage location. Most removable drives, whether they are USB sticks or larger external drives in enclosures, will be formatted with the FAT32 file system. If you have problems because they come with NTFS or HFS +, just reformat them to FAT32.

You can also skip local storage and use cloud storage instead. For example, if you have documents you need to work on in both operating systems, drop them into Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or another cloud storage service. Install the appropriate synchronization utility on each operating system and these documents will be synchronized between your two operating systems over the Internet.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Apple may choose not to provide HFS + write support on Windows or NTFS write support on Mac for stability reasons. They don’t want to be blamed when someone’s file system gets corrupted due to a bug. These solutions should all be safe and stable, but it’s always a good idea to have backups of your important files just in case something goes wrong.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Boot Camp может раздражать. И Windows, и Mac OS X могут видеть файлы друг друга, но не могут записывать в раздел другой операционной системы.

К счастью, есть способы обойти эти ограничения файловой системы. Сторонние приложения могут включить поддержку записи для этих разделов, а вы также можете обмениваться файлами другими способами.

Доступ к разделам Mac HFS + из Windows

СВЯЗАННЫЕ С: Как установить Windows на Mac с помощью Boot Camp

Аппле’с Учебный лагерь Пакет драйверов автоматически устанавливает драйвер HFS + для Windows, что позволяет Windows видеть ваш раздел Mac. Этот раздел отображается как «Macintosh HD» в разделе «Компьютер» в вашей системе Windows. Однако здесь есть большое ограничение – драйвер доступен только для чтения. Вы не можете копировать файлы в раздел Mac, редактировать файлы на нем или удалять файлы из Windows.

Чтобы обойти это ограничение, вам понадобится сторонний инструмент, например Paragon HFS + для Windows или Mediafour MacDrive . Оба эти приложения являются платными, но они устанавливают соответствующий драйвер файловой системы чтения / записи в Windows. Вы сможете записывать данные в раздел Mac из проводника Windows или любого другого приложения, которое вы используете. У этих приложений есть бесплатные пробные версии, поэтому вы можете протестировать их перед оплатой.

HFSExplorer – это бесплатный инструмент для доступа к разделам Mac из Windows, но он предназначен только для чтения, поэтому здесь вам не поможет.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Запись в разделы Windows NTFS из OS X

Ваша Windows раздел в Mac OS X в разделе «Устройства» отображается как BOOTCAMP. К сожалению, Mac OS X может только читать этот раздел из коробки, но не записывать в него.

Существует довольно много решений для записи в файловые системы NTFS на Mac, многие из которых являются платными приложениями. Попробуйте бесплатную версию с открытым исходным кодом БЕЗ NTFS если вы не хотите тратить деньги на эту функцию. После установки вы сможете получить доступ к разделу Windows и любым внешним дискам, отформатированным в NTFS, в полном режиме чтения / записи из Mac OS X.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Создать общий раздел FAT32

Windows обычно не любит HFS +, а Mac OS X не хочет писать в NTFS. Существует нейтральный тип файловой системы, поддерживаемый обеими операционными системами – FAT32. FAT32 обычно используется на USB-накопителях и других съемных дисках. потому что это так широко поддерживается.

Вы можете использовать Дисковую утилиту, чтобы сжать один из ваших текущих разделов и создать новый раздел. Отформатируйте этот новый раздел с помощью этой файловой системы FAT, и вы сможете читать и записывать на него как в Windows, так и в Mac OS X без какого-либо стороннего программного обеспечения. Современные версии Windows нельзя установить на раздел FAT32, поэтому этот раздел должен быть отделен от системных разделов Mac и Windows.

Это может быть неудобно, так как ограниченное хранилище разделяется на еще один раздел, но это вариант.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Используйте внешние диски или облачное хранилище

Если это вас слишком раздражает, вы можете забыть о внутреннем диске вашего Mac. Вместо этого вы можете обмениваться файлами между вашими операционными системами через внешний диск. Просто подключите этот диск к своему Mac, скопируйте на него файлы и используйте его в качестве нейтрального общего хранилища. Большинство съемных дисков – будь то USB-накопители или более крупные внешние накопители в корпусах – будут отформатированы с файловой системой FAT32. Если у вас есть проблемы из-за того, что они поставляются с NTFS или HFS +, просто переформатируйте их как FAT32 .

Вы также можете пропустить локальное хранилище и вместо этого использовать облачное хранилище. Например, если у вас есть какие-то документы, над которыми нужно работать в обеих операционных системах, сбросьте их в Dropbox, Google Диск, OneDrive или другую облачную службу хранения. Установите соответствующую утилиту синхронизации в каждой операционной системе, и эти документы будут синхронизироваться между вашими двумя операционными системами через Интернет.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Apple может отказаться от предоставления поддержки записи HFS + в Windows или поддержки записи NTFS в Mac по соображениям стабильности. Они не хотят, чтобы их обвиняли в том, что чья-то файловая система повреждена из-за ошибки. Все эти решения должны быть безопасными и стабильными, но всегда полезно иметь резервные копии важных файлов на случай, если что-то пойдет не так.

How To Access Files On Boot Camp Partition In Mac OS X

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Boot Camp is a little annoying. Mac OS X and Windows both can see the files of each other but they cannot write to the other operating system’s partition.

Mac HFS + Partitions from WindowsHow to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Apples Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS + driver. It enables your window to see your Mac partition. One of the big limitation can be found here which is that the drivers are only readable. You can only view them or read them. You are unable to copy files to your to your Mac partition, edit files or remove files within the windows.

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In order to get rid of this limitation you need an involvement of third-party tool like Paragon HFS+ for windows or Mediafour’s MacDrive. Both of these applications fulfill your desire completely. Both of the above mentioned applications are paid but they installed a proper read/write file system driver in windows. Both of these applications also provide a free trail to their customers so that they may assure of their working and then invest their money.

HFSExplorer

HFSExplorer is also a free tool of accessing Mac partitions within the windows. But HFSExplorer is also only a read only so it’s also not working here.

NTFS PartitionsHow to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

There are quite a few solutions for writing to NFTS file systems on Mac, many of the applications which are found here are paid applications. After you installed this you are able to access your Windows partition and external drive formatted with NTFS in full read/write mode.

Shared F32 PartitionHow to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Windows does not like HFS+ and on the other hand Mac OS X does not like to write to NTFS. But here we have to select a file which support both windows and Mac OS X. The file which supports both of the Mac OS X and Windows is FAT32. You can use the Disk utility to shrink your any of the one partition and create a new one. After that format all that new section with FAT files system. After doing so you are able to read and write to it from both Mac OS X and Windows without any involvement of third party. People mostly consider it inconvenient because it splits the storage.

Cloud StorageHow to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

There is also another option provided to you in order to share your files between your operating systems by using some external drives. You just have to plug that device into your Mac then copy all the files in it and use it as a shared factor. You also have an opportunity to skip the local storage and use cloud storage. This can be clear to you through an example like if you have some documents on which you want to work on in both operating systems put them in Drop box, Google drive or any other cloud storage. Install the desired sync on each operating system and the documents can be kept in sync between your two operating system through internet connection.

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How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Boot camp can be annoying. Both Windows and Mac OS X can see each other’s files, but cannot write to the partition of the other’s operating system.

Fortunately, there are some ways to solve these file system limitations. Third-party applications can enable write support for these partitions, and you can also share files in other ways.

Access Mac HFS+ partition from Windows

related: How to install Windows on Mac using Boot Camp

Apple’s Boot Camp driver package will automatically install the HFS+ driver for Windows, which allows Windows to see your Mac partition. This partition is displayed as “Macintosh HD” under the computer of Windows system. However, there is a big limitation here-the driver is read-only. You cannot copy files to the Mac partition, edit files on it, or delete files from Windows.

To resolve this limitation, you need a third-party tool, such as Paragon HFS+ for Windows or MacDrive from Mediafour. Both of these are paid applications, but they have proper read/write file system drivers installed in Windows. You will be able to write to your Mac partition from Windows Explorer or any other application you use. These apps do have free trial versions, so you can test them before paying.

HFSExplorer is a free tool for accessing Mac partitions from Windows, but it is read-only, so it will not help you here.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Write to Windows NTFS partition from OS X

Your Windows partition is displayed as BOOTCAMP under Devices on Mac OS X. Unfortunately, Mac OS X can only read the partition, not write.

There are many solutions for writing to the NTFS file system on a Mac, many of which are paid applications. If you don’t want to spend money on this feature, please try the free and open source NTFS-FREE. After installation, you will be able to access your Windows partition in full read/write mode from Mac OS X—and any external drive formatted as NTFS.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Create a shared FAT32 partition

related: Why is the removable drive still using FAT32 instead of NTFS?

Windows usually doesn’t like HFS+, and Mac OS X doesn’t want to write to NTFS. Both operating systems support a neutral type of file system-FAT32. FAT32 is commonly used for USB flash drives and other removable drives because it is widely supported.

You can use Disk Utility to shrink one of the current partitions and create a new partition. Format the new partition with the FAT file system, and you will be able to read and write to it from Windows and Mac OS X without any third-party software. Modern versions of Windows cannot be installed on a FAT32 partition, so this partition needs to be separated from the Mac and Windows system partitions.

This may be inconvenient because it will split your limited storage space into another partition, but it is an option.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Use external drives or cloud storage

If this is too annoying, you may want to forget the internal drive of your Mac. Instead, you can share files between operating systems via external drives. Simply plug the drive into your Mac, copy the files into it, and use it as a neutral shared storage location. Most removable drives—whether they are USB flash drives or external drives in larger enclosures—will be formatted with the FAT32 file system. If you encounter problems because they have NTFS or HFS+, just reformat them to FAT32.

You can also skip local storage and use cloud storage instead. For example, if you need to process certain documents in two operating systems, please dump them to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or other cloud storage services. Install the appropriate synchronization utility on each operating system, and these documents will be synchronized between your two operating systems over the Internet.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

For stability reasons, Apple may choose not to provide HFS+ writing support in Windows or NTFS writing support in Mac. When someone’s file system is damaged by a mistake, they don’t want to be blamed. These solutions should all be safe and stable, but it is always a good idea to back up important files in case something goes wrong.

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How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Boot Camp can be annoying. Both Windows and Mac OS X can see each other’s files, but they can’t write to the other operating system’s partition.

Thankfully, there are ways around these file-system limitations. Third-party applications can enable write support for these partitions, while you can also share files in other ways.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Access Mac HFS+ Partitions From Windows

Apple’s Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS+ driver for Windows, which allows Windows to see your Mac partition. This partition shows up as “Macintosh HD” under Computer on your Windows system. There’s a big limitation here, though — the driver is read-only. You can’t copy files to your Mac partition, edit files on it, or delete files from within Windows.

To get around this limitation, you’ll need a third-party tool like Paragon HFS+ for Windows or Mediafour’s MacDrive. Both of these are paid applications, but they install a proper read/write file system driver in Windows. You’ll be able to write to your Mac partition from Windows Explorer or any other application you use. These applications do have free trials, so you can test them before paying.

HFSExplorer is a free tool for accessing Mac partitions from within Windows, but it’s read-only so it won’t help you here.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Write to Windows NTFS Partitions From OS X

Your Windows partition appears under Devices as BOOTCAMP on Mac OS X. Unfortunately, Mac OS X can only read this partition out of the box, not write to it.

There are quite a few solutions for writing to NTFS file systems on a Mac, many of which are paid applications. Try the free and open-source NTFS-FREE if you don’t want to spend any money on this feature. After you install it, you’ll be able to access your Windows partition — and any external drives formatted with NTFS — in full read/write mode from Mac OS X.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Create a Shared FAT32 Partition

Windows doesn’t normally like HFS+, and Mac OS X doesn’t want to write to NTFS. There is a neutral type of file system that both operating systems support — FAT32. FAT32 is normally used on USB sticks and other removable drives because it’s so widely supported.

You could use the Disk Utility to shrink one of your current partitions and create a new partition. Format that new partition with that FAT file system and you’ll be able to read and write to it from both Windows and Mac OS X without any third-party software. Modern versions of Windows can’t be installed on a FAT32 partition, so this partition will need to be separate from both your Mac and Windows system partitions.

This may be inconvenient because it splits your limited storage into yet another partition, but it’s an option.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Use External Drives or Cloud Storage

If this is all too annoying, you may want to forget about your Mac’s internal drive. Instead, you can share files between your operating systems via an external drive. Just plug that drive into your Mac, copy files to it, and use it as a neutral, shared storage location. Most removable drives — whether they’re USB sticks or larger external drives in enclosures — will be formatted with the FAT32 file system. If you have problems because they come with NTFS or HFS+, just reformat them as FAT32.

You could also skip the local storage and use cloud storage instead. For example, if you have some documents you need to work on in both operating systems, dump them in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or another cloud storage service. Install the appropriate sync utility on each operating system and these documents will be kept in sync between your two operating systems via the Internet.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Apple may choose not to provide HFS+ write support in Windows or NTFS write support in Mac for stability reasons. They don’t want to be blamed when someone’s file system is corrupted because of a bug. These solutions should all be safe and stable, but it’s always a good idea to have backups of your important files just in case something goes wrong.

Image Credit: Jonathan Lin on Flickr

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I use Boot Camp on my Mac, and quite often I create files in Windows and want those files on the OS X side as well. It’s a pain to take out a USB flash drive and copy the files there, reboot, and copy them again. If the files are large, emailing the files to yourself may not work either.

One solution is Dropbox. As Dropbox works on OS X, Windows, and Linux, all you have to do is install Dropbox on your Boot Camp Windows installation, then drop or save any files in theree; they will automatically transfer into OS X the next time you boot back into the Mac OS.

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i find ntfs drivers like those from macfuse more convenient [http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/]

(though they don’t work for osx 64bit)

Dropbox can be a useful app for some other stuff nevertheless.

Yeah, I was about to say – My boot camp partition mounts just like any other drive on my mac. Create something in windows, and it is immediately available to my mac – don’t even need to copy it. Not that I’ve used it in quite a while.

Yeah there are other ways, but this is probably the easiest way! Dropbox is getting to be an essential utility for virtually everything on the Mac.

I love DropBox, but I wouldn’t call it the easiest way to transfer something between partitions of your own computer. It assumes you have the bandwidth and connectivity to pull off large file transfers rapidly, something we can’t assume about many use cases. Using MacFuse to mount an NTFS BootCamp partition is easier in the long run.

I find i need to very occationally restart the client on the mac, but overall it means I can get my files no matter what OS I amon and even if i’m away from my Mac or PC.

Nice! Microsoft rips off Dropbox! lol

Having just had a quick look at Dropbox i have to agree. I just had come across Mesh first.

Looks like (from the web page – I didn’t actually try the product) Mesh has some desirable features like being able to sync any folder you want, not just one dropbox folder on your drive, but I accomplish this in Dropbox (on the Mac) by creating symbolic links that point to folders on my Dropbox (ex. if I have a web page in a folder on Dropbox and I create a symlink in my

/Sites/ folder, then I can serve the webpage from my Mac and still have it sync over Dropbox.) Dunno if either one is necessarily better but sounds like Dropbox may be more bug free (at least on the Mac) as I never have to restart it or even touch the program itself.

Why not just use ( as I do ) Apple’s iDisk to transfer anything back and forth between OSX and Windows .

Mostly because iDisk costs money. DropBox does not.

iDisk has also always been excruciatingly slow for me (and I’ve never even tried it on a PC). But as others are saying, I don’t know why you’d need to copy the files anywhere. You should always have at least read-only access to your Boot Camp partition from OS X.

I just drop stuff in /Users/Shared.

do you have write-rights to that folder when in windows? (without any other drivers/software installed)

otherwise: just boot os-x and browse the mounted windows volume .. why to use internet to copy files.

Snow Leopard has native NTFS read-write support, without MacFuse. It’s disabled by default, but I enabled it a while ago. Google is your friend for finding the terminal commands.

Found it: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=785376

Just remember, as with most features that Apple disables by default, this may not be 100% safe and so if your Windows data is critical, you may not want to enable this if you don’t need to.

There’s a big difference between a feature that is not enabled by default, and what you’re citing as a “disabled, potentially unstable add-on”

There are plenty of features that are not enabled by default, and by no means does that mean that Apple released them unstable.

Especially with protocols, the implementation is very well defined. It’s binary; it either works or it doesn’t. In this case, it does.

The protocol may be well-defined, but that says nothing about the implementation being complete. There are many edge cases to be considered and tested. The essential feature set may work well now, but who knows what might happen if you transfer files with unusual file sizes, types of metadata, or file names? It’s certainly not binary.

History (your experience) does not disprove potential. NTFS support in Mac OS X is potentially unstable, and everkleer80 is absolutely right in saying “this may not be 100% safe”.

Suggesting the option is fine, but I think including such a disclaimer is necessary. It’s disabled for a reason (whether for unresolved bugs or licensing issues or whatnot) and other users may not understand or may not be willing to take the same risk as you.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t use it, I’m just saying it’s probably not supported (I’m sorry for the comment if it is) – sorta like the disabled feature of using TimeMachine with ‘unsupported’ drives – and so I wouldn’t rely on it for storing my only copy of sensitive data. (I think I have been burned before by copying a file to another drive then deleting it off the original, only to find out that the copy somehow got corrupted – although this was a long time ago and wasn’t even on a Mac.)

A simple solution to copy OS-X to/from Windows is to have a separate FAT32 partition that is read/write enabled for both systems. Files can be freely shared and there is no possibility of mucking up your NTFS partition used by BootCamp.

Are you for some reason unable to see your Boot Camp partition from OS X? If so, check if it’s in disk utility and just didn’t mount for some reason. You should always be able to see your Boot Camp partition in OS X (although it may be read only depending on the file system and the active drivers) and I think THAT is the easiest way to copy from Windows to OS X. And I haven’t used Boot Camp since upgrading to Snow Leopard, but supposedly your Mac OS X partition will now mount read-only in Boot Camp now for copying the other way.

If you formatted your Boot Camp partition as FAT32 instead of NTFS, you can already read and write to it in Finder, just like any other volume. You don’t even need to move the files: just work with them in place.

Even if you formatted your Boot Camp partition as NTFS, Finder can read your Boot Camp partition directly, as noted by others above. To move a Windows file to your Mac partition, just open your Boot Camp partition in Finder, navigate to the file you want, and copy it to the desired destination.

There is no need for third party internet based file syncing tools like DropBox to do this sort of thing.

Are you people INSANE? Put personal identity information on a server over which you have no control? Given time, you can be CERTAIN that some Dropbox employee is going to look at ALL of your stuff.

Just make sure you don’t email anyone at any time, make a facebook, touch the internet, or, just to be safe- burn all the electronics in your home to make sure no one’s watching.

And because some dropbox employee is just DYING to read everyone’s random crap.

Granted, you shouldn’t exactly be putting bank statements there, but just use common sense, the same way you shouldn’t put anything in an email you wouldn’t put on a billboard.

Apple allows users to install Windows on its Mac machines to have dual operating systems. Mac users can use the built-in software called Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 10 on your Mac. After the installation, you will have a volume on your Mac’s hard drive named BOOTCAMP which contains the Windows OS.

However, a big downside of having a second OS is that it cuts down the storage when you are running either OS. The Windows partition is formatted with NTFS and macOS only supports read-only access to NTFS volumes. As a result, you can’t store or transfer any files to the BOOTCAMP partition in a macOS environment.

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Is there any way that you can break the wall between the macOS partition and Windows partition?

The answer is NTFS for Mac app.

Introduction about NTFS for Mac software

NTFS for Mac app is a third-party software that needs to be downloaded and installed on Mac. It works as a mounter to mount the NTFS volumes in full read-write mode. If the NTFS volume can be successfully mounted with it, users can use the volume as a normal volume that is natively Mac-compatible.

Both free and paid NTFS for Mac apps are available. Free NTFS for Mac mounters, such as 3G-NTFS and Mounty for NTFS may require complex installation and operations. Besides, the data transferring can be unsafe and instable. Paid apps are easy to install and it can mount attached NTFS drives to be writeable automatically. Such an app usually cost $20 with a life-time license.

How to transfer files to BOOTCAMP partition from Mac?

Here we take iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to illustrate how easy it will be to move files from macOS partition to Windows partition. The iBoysoft app offers 7-day free trial for you to test its safety and stability.

Step 1: Download the driver from its official website: https://iboysoft.com/ntfs-for-mac/

The driver works on macOS 10.15 to OS X 10.8. A .dmg file will be in the download list of your browser and you need to double click it to start the installation.

Step 2: Find the iBoysoft NTFS for Mac at the right corner of the top menu bar.

After the installation, the driver will be automatically launched and displayed at the menu bar. By default, it will also be launched at login. If you want to change the default settings, just click the icon and uncheck Launch at login and Automatically mount NTFS drives in read-write mode.

Step 3: Transfer files to BOOTCAMP partition directly.

No more operations are needed. You can directly save any files to the Windows partition and edit the files in that partition too from Mac. This breaks the limits between the macOS partition and BOOTCAMP partition. As a result, you can utilize the storage from both partitions in macOS.

Verdict

Using two operating systems on Mac may be a burden to the main processor, so your Mac may become overheating, slow, or frozen. But you can install many apps or run many games that are only supported by Windows on your Mac. There are trade-offs in dual operating systems. At least, using a simple tool like NTFS for Mac apps can help bridge the gap between the NTFS partition and macOS, and then you can use the BOOTCAMP partition as extended storage for macOS partition.

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Boot Camp может быть раздражающим. И Windows, и Mac OS X могут видеть файлы друг друга, но не могут записывать в раздел другой операционной системы.

К счастью, существуют ограничения на эти ограничения файловой системы. Сторонние приложения могут включить поддержку записи для этих разделов, а вы также можете обмениваться файлами другими способами.

Доступ к разделам Mac HFS + из Windows

Пакет драйверов Apple Boot Camp автоматически устанавливает драйвер HFS + для Windows, что позволяет Windows видеть ваш раздел Mac. Этот раздел отображается как «Macintosh HD» в разделе «Компьютер» в вашей системе Windows. Здесь есть большое ограничение — драйвер только для чтения. Вы не можете копировать файлы в раздел Mac, редактировать файлы на нем или удалять файлы из Windows.

Чтобы обойти это ограничение, вам понадобится сторонний инструмент, такой как Paragon HFS + для Windows или Mediafour MacDrive . Оба они являются платными приложениями, но они устанавливают надлежащий драйвер файловой системы для чтения / записи в Windows. Вы сможете записывать в свой раздел Mac из Windows Explorer или любого другого приложения, которое вы используете. Эти приложения имеют бесплатные пробные версии, так что вы можете проверить их перед оплатой.

HFSExplorer — это бесплатный инструмент для доступа к разделам Mac из Windows, но он предназначен только для чтения, поэтому здесь вам не поможет.

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Запись в разделы Windows NTFS из OS X

Ваш раздел Windows отображается в разделе «Устройства» как BOOTCAMP в Mac OS X. К сожалению, Mac OS X может только читать этот раздел из коробки, но не записывать в него.

Существует довольно много решений для записи в файловые системы NTFS на Mac, многие из которых являются платными приложениями. Попробуйте бесплатный NTFS-FREE с открытым исходным кодом, если вы не хотите тратить деньги на эту функцию. После установки вы сможете получить доступ к своему разделу Windows — и любым внешним дискам, отформатированным в NTFS — в режиме полного чтения / записи из Mac OS X.

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Создать общий раздел FAT32

Windows обычно не любит HFS +, а Mac OS X не хочет писать в NTFS. Существует нейтральный тип файловой системы, поддерживаемый обеими операционными системами — FAT32. FAT32 обычно используется на USB-накопителях и других съемных дисках, потому что он широко поддерживается.

Вы можете использовать Дисковую утилиту, чтобы уменьшить один из ваших текущих разделов и создать новый раздел. Отформатируйте этот новый раздел с помощью файловой системы FAT, и вы сможете читать и записывать в него как из Windows, так и из Mac OS X без какого-либо стороннего программного обеспечения. Современные версии Windows не могут быть установлены в разделе FAT32, поэтому этот раздел должен быть отделен от системных разделов Mac и Windows.

Это может быть неудобно, поскольку оно разделяет ваше ограниченное хранилище на еще один раздел, но это вариант.

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Используйте внешние диски или облачное хранилище

Если это слишком раздражает, вы можете забыть о внутреннем диске вашего Mac. Вместо этого вы можете обмениваться файлами между своими операционными системами через внешний диск. Просто подключите этот диск к вашему Mac, скопируйте на него файлы и используйте его в качестве нейтрального общего хранилища. Большинство съемных дисков — будь то USB-накопители или внешние накопители большего размера в корпусах — будут отформатированы в файловой системе FAT32. Если у вас есть проблемы, потому что они поставляются с NTFS или HFS +, просто переформатируйте их как FAT32 .

Вы также можете пропустить локальное хранилище и использовать вместо него облачное хранилище. Например, если у вас есть документы, с которыми вам нужно работать в обеих операционных системах, поместите их в Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive или другую службу облачного хранения. Установите соответствующую утилиту синхронизации в каждой операционной системе, и эти документы будут синхронизироваться между двумя вашими операционными системами через Интернет.

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Apple может предпочесть не предоставлять поддержку записи HFS + в Windows или поддержку записи NTFS в Mac по соображениям стабильности. Они не хотят, чтобы их обвиняли, когда чья-то файловая система повреждена из-за ошибки. Эти решения должны быть безопасными и стабильными, но всегда рекомендуется создавать резервные копии важных файлов на случай, если что-то пойдет не так.

Summary

For Mac users who also need to use a PC at work, home or just with specific applications, there is a solution. Using Boot Camp Assistant, you can install Windows 7 on your Intel-based Mac computer in its own partition. You’ll have a dual-boot system with your Mac OS on one partition and Windows on another. See the prerequisites below to see what you’ll need to do this.

All firmware updates installed on your Mac

A Windows 7 installation DVD with a Product ID (Full version, not an Upgrade version)
If you do not have Windows 7 yet, you can purchase it online at the Microsoft Store.

A Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Mac OS X Lion installation DVD

A copy of Boot Camp version 3.3 (4.0 for Mac OS X Lion)

More Information

To install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, follow the steps listed below in the order listed:

Be sure to back up all your data before following the steps in this article.

Print this article to use as a reference while installing Windows.

1. Open Finder and navigate to Applications -> Utilities and double-click Boot Camp Assistant.

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2. Click Continue on the initial introduction window.

3. Set the partition size for the Windows installation. To change the amount of space to dedicate to Windows 7, click the small divider between Mac OS X and Windows, and drag it to the left.

Note: Windows 7 requires at least 16 GB of hard drive space to install but keep in mind that the this space will also need to accomidate any applications installed and your saved documents. a good starting point might be to set the size 40GB or more (depending on the number of applications you plan to install). Example: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional requires aroud 3GB to install.
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4. Once you’ve determined how much space you want to dedicate to Windows 7, click the Partition button, or simply click the Divide Equally button to devide the partitions equally.

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5. Once the partition is created, you will have a new BOOTCAMP drive icon on your desktop.

6. Next, insert your Windows 7 DVD and click the Start Installation button.

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7. Your Mac will restart and boot to the Windows 7 DVD. You’ll be prompted with a window asking which partition you want to install Windows on. Select the partition labeled BOOTCAMP. Then, click Drive options (advanced).

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8. With the BOOTCAMP volume still selected, click Format.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

9. Click OK when notified that files will be lost. Note: (The new partition will not contain any files).

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

10. Windows 7 will begin to install, during the installation your system will reboot, when this happens, you’ll need to remove the Windows 7 DVD.

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11. With the Windows 7 DVD removed, your Mac will automatically boot back into Windows 7, and the installation will continue. You’ll be prompted to select your language, keyboard layout, Product ID, etc. Follow any additional instructions to complete the installation of the Windows 7.

12. When the Windows installation has completed, insert your MAC OS DVD and select RunSetup.exe when prompted.

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13. Click Next when the Boot Camp installer launches.

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

14. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next.

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15. Make sure that Apple Software Updatefor Windows is checked, and then click Install.

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16. The Boot Camp installer will install all the required drivers.

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17. Notifications will pop up with each driver that gets installed.

18. Once the driver installation has completed, click Finish.

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19. You’ll be prompted to reboot, remove your OS X DVD from the drive, and click Yes to restart.

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20. When your Mac boots, hold down the ALT key to select which Operating System you want to boot to. (If you don’t press the Windows button, your Mac will boot to the Mac OS by default.)

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Visit the Microsoft Store to find Software packages or Updates to your current software, or to search for additional software.

Get Started with OneDrive, if you don’t already have an account see: Get a OneDrive account.

If you would like to Migrate your files from a Mac to a PC, see Migrate your files from a Mac to a PC

If your new to the PC and would like to find out what applications work on a PC for what you do on a MAC, see: What applications do I use on Windows after moving from MAC?

Note: this article only applies to Intel-based Mac computers, as the Boot Camp® feature is currently not available on Mac computers with M1 chip.

Information

Boot Camp® is a feature of Mac OS X that lets you boot your Mac into Windows. If you have already installed Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, you can set Parallels Desktop to work with Boot Camp using either of the following options:

Option 1: Set Parallels Desktop to run Windows from the Boot Camp partition:

A virtual machine is created from the existing Boot Camp partition on your Mac. This allows you to run Mac OS X and your Boot Camp Windows installation simultaneously.

Note: Parallels Desktop only supports Boot Camp partitions created using Apple Boot Camp Assistant. Boot Camp Assistant can operate only with the primary disk where macOS is installed. If you used any other third-party software to create your Boot Camp partition or if Boot Camp partition is located not on the primary disk, it may not work with Parallels Desktop.

    Start Parallels Desktop.

In the Mac menu bar, go to File > New:

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In Parallels Wizard, choose Use Windows from Boot Camp, then click Continue:

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

If the option to Use Windows from Boot Camp is not present in Parallels Wizard but you are sure your Mac has the Boot Camp partition with Windows installed:

Choose Install Windows or another OS from DVD or image file, and then click Continue:

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On the next page, click Choose manually:

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

On the next page, check the Continue without a source box:

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Choose the type of operating system installed in Boot Camp:

How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

Make sure the Customize settings before installation box is checked. Click Continue:

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In Configuration, switch to Hardware tab > Hard Disk 1:

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From the Source drop-down list, choose physical Boot Camp partition:

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  • Close Configuration and continue installation.
  • Note: Windows running from Boot Camp has the following limitations:

    It can’t be paused.

    It can’t be saved as a snapshot.

    It can’t run in Safe Mode.

  • It can’t be compressed.
  • Option 2: Import Windows and your data from Boot Camp into Parallels Desktop:

    A virtual machine is created using a separate virtual hard disk that stores an exact copy of the imported Boot Camp partition.

    Windows running from Parallels Desktop does not have the limitations listed in Option 1. Boot Camp and Parallels Desktop are separate. Changes you make in Windows while working with your virtual machine are not reflected when you start your Mac in Windows using Boot Camp.

    Set Parallels Desktop to use Boot Camp, as described in the steps above.

    Right click on the Parallels Desktop icon in the Dock and open Control Center (Virtual Machines list in older versions).

    Right click the Boot Camp version of Windows and click Import Boot Camp.

    Note: Windows must be shut down.

    Click Import.

  • Locate where you want to store Windows and your data, and then click Choose.
  • Windows and all your data are imported from Boot Camp. You can still use the original Boot Camp Windows installation, separately from Parallels Desktop.

    Important: In order to allow seamless operation between Windows and Mac OS X, Parallels Tools will be installed the first time you start Windows after setting Parallels Desktop to work with Boot Camp. Once Parallels Tools are installed, please restart Windows.

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    The Windows 10 experience on Mac

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    Your options fall into two broad categories: One is to set up a complete virtual Windows system and run Windows programs within that environment. The other is to use special software that runs some, but not all, Windows apps in an emulation layer on top of macOS. The Windows virtualization option is pricey (if you want the best performance), consumes disk space and system resources when running, and—if you have a Mac running Apple Silicon—only works with the prerelease ARM version of Windows. The emulation layer option, if it works with the Windows app you want to run, is fast, light on system resources, and free. No extra points for guessing that I prefer the emulation option.

    Virtualization Options

    If you want to run complex software such as the Windows version of Excel or any high-end game, then you need to set up a virtual Windows system, sometimes known as a virtual machine (VM for short). You can run this virtual system (which uses a complete version of Windows) entirely inside a macOS app. The VM behaves as if it’s running on real hardware with a real hard drive; it just runs a bit slower than a Windows system running on physical hardware. The reason for the slower performance is that this method requires you to run an entire Windows system in the background in addition to the app you want to use.

    Some Windows apps and PC games simply won’t run on a Mac unless you install them within a full Windows system, so the other methods I describe later may not even be an option. Microsoft Expression Web, my favorite WYSIWYG web-page editor for quick-and-dirty HTML editing, is one example.

    One other note: You must factor in the costs of purchasing a Windows license, virtualization software, and any software subscriptions for this method. The combination of those three expenses means you will likely end up paying several hundred dollars.

    Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion

    If you have an Intel-based Mac, your best choices for installing a virtual Windows machine are Parallels Desktop ($79.99 for Standard Edition) and VMware Fusion ($199 for VMware Fusion 12 Pro). On an Apple Silicon-based Mac (such as those with an M1 chip), Parallels Desktop is your top option. Parallels is more approachable for beginners and faster. VMware Fusion is friendly enough for any experienced Windows or Mac user, but it’s more suitable for corporate use. As mentioned, whichever software you choose, you’ll still need to purchase a Windows license (Windows 10 Home currently costs $139 to download) and enter it when Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion prompt you.

    For corporate users who need high reliability and tech support, Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion are the only answers. Both let you run Windows apps in a mode that hides the Windows desktop so that your Windows app appears as an ordinary Mac app too. It’s a neat feature, but you’ll likely find that your Windows app is a lot more sluggish than the Mac apps running on the same desktop. For running individual apps, I prefer the Wine-based methods that I describe later; they are free and can offer better app performance. Because I (like many people) have to be my own IT manager for those apps, however, just know that the only way to get support for these methods is to ask questions in web forums and hope for a helpful answer.

    Both Parallels and VMware Fusion let you create a virtual system by cloning an existing desktop system across a network, but it’s a lot simpler to install a fresh copy of Windows. Users of Intel-based Macs can download the standard Windows ISO file from Microsoft and rely on Parallels or Fusion to install Windows correctly from there. M1 Mac users must register for the Windows Insider Preview program and download the ARM version of Windows 10. Only Parallels supports the ARM version, but it has no trouble configuring your Windows VM with that version on an Apple Silicon Mac. Parallels recently announced support for Windows 11 on M1 Macs, but again, for the ARM version only.

    Regardless of whether you choose Parallels or VMWare, set aside about 20 minutes to install Windows and 30GB or more of disk space on your system. You don’t need to partition your disk, because what your virtual Windows system treats as a disk is simply a file on your Mac hard drive; both apps let you expand or reduce the size of the virtual Windows disk whenever you want.

    Once you get Windows installed in a virtual system, then you can install your Windows apps exactly as you would with an actual Windows PC. Either download the installer from a browser running in the Windows system or drag an installer or folder into the Windows system’s virtual disk from a USB drive, e-mail, or wherever else you keep installers on your Mac.

    VirtualBox, Boot Camp, and Windows 365

    Oracle’s free VirtualBox is another option for running a virtual Windows system, but you’ll need patience and expertise to get it working; stay away from this method if the prospect of partitioning your hard drive or system RAM sounds daunting. Apps won’t run as quickly or as smoothly as they do with commercial solutions, and you still need to purchase a Windows license to use with VirtualBox.

    What about Boot Camp, Apple’s long-standing option for running a Windows system on a separate partition on an Intel-based Mac? Boot Camp still exists, but Apple has effectively stopped supporting it. And Boot Camp has a major inconvenience; you have to shut down your macOS system and restart it every time you want to run Windows. There’s no integration between macOS and your Windows partition, either. Boot Camp won’t let you run a Mac app and a Windows app at the same time or transfer files between systems quickly, for example. If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, don’t even think about Boot Camp. You can’t install it in any form on a machine with an Apple Silicon chip because Boot Camp only supports Intel-compatible versions of Windows (not the ARM versions that can run on Apple Silicon-based devices via Parallels).

    You may remember that Microsoft recently announced a business-centric service called Windows 365 that lets end-users access a full, cloud-based version of Windows on nearly any platform. That platform is not intended for consumers, however, and its future is unclear after Microsoft suspended the free trials due to high demand.

    You can use the following procedure to share files between an XP PC and a Mac running 10.4 Both computers should have their firewalls turned off, or have the relevant ports opened. These ports are UDP 137 and 138 and TCP 139, 548 and 427. If you are using 10.3 use this guide.

    Stage 1 Ensure all computers are on the same subnet

    Ensure that first each of the computers can access your network. Ensure that the IP address of each computer shares the same subnet, ie 10.0.1.x or 192.168.0.x or whatever!

    Stage 2 Usernames and Passwords

    Ensure that the Windows PC to have a user account with a username and a password and to know the shortname and password associated with the Mac.

    Stage 3 Mac File Sharing

    System Preferences -> Sharing

    Ensure that Personal File Sharing and Windows File Sharing are checked

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Stage 4 PC File Sharing

    Do not try and share the whole drive only share folders

    If you are running XP Home you can’t share the whole drive. If you are running XP Professional then it is possible to share the whole drive, but is not recommended for security reasons.

    On the PC on the relevant folders you want to share, right click and select Sharing and Security...

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    You will then bring up a new window, which will be different depending on whether you are using simple file sharing or not.

    Non-Simple File Sharing

    Simple File Sharing

    Select Share this folder and give the folder a relevant name (it can make sense to avoid spaces and keep it all in lower case.

    Non-Simple File Sharing

    Simple File Sharing

    If you are using non-simple file sharing, you can specify who can connect and what they can do, with simple file sharing you can also allow users to change files, by checking Allow network users to change my files.

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    Stage 5 Mac to PC

    Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server

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    You will now see the Connect To Serve window.

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    Now you can try entering the Vista PC’s name, but generally you will have more success with using the PC’s IP address.

    Type in smb://IP Address of PC

    Click the + button for Finder to remember this location.

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    Click Connect

    It will then attempt to connect to the PC

    You will then be asked to authenticate.

    In this example the Workgroup is WESTERNCC, your workgroup will probably be HOME, MSHOME or WORKGROUP depending on how you have configured your Windows PC. The Mac enters your Mac shortname as the Name, you will need to change this.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    For Name enter the Windows User account username.

    For the Password ener the Windows password for that username.

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    Check the Remember this password in my keychain box to avoid having to enter the password again.

    Click OK

    If it is successful you will see the following and will ask you to Select a share (which will be the shared folders on the PC).

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    Select the correct share and click OK.

    Your shared folder on the PC will then be mounted on the Mac Desktop and will be available in Finder.

    Stage 5a Mac to PC – Individual folders

    Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server

    smb://IP Address of PC/name of shared folder

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    Stage 6 PC to Mac

    Start -> My Network Places

    Yours may already have network places in it.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Click Add a network place

    You will then start the Add Network Place Wizard

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    Click Next

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Select Choose another network location (you have more than the choice indicated here) and click Next.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Type in \\IP Address of Mac\Mac Username

    Then click Next.

    You will then be asked to Type a name for this network place:

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    In this case the I have used the name of the Mac as the Network Place label.

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    Then click Next.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    This will then add a folder to your My Network Places folder.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    And you will be able to access the files in the folder on the Mac from the PC

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    System Preferences -> Sharing

    Select Windows File Sharing and it will actually tell you what to type in.

    Stable Operation

    Fail-safe operability across compatible hardware and software systems for both general-purpose and specialized applications

    Data Safety

    Protection of data integrity and prevention of accidental data corruption and possible loss

    Guaranteed Performance

    Steady throughput and balanced goodput with effective flow control, reduced overheads, and congestion avoidance

    Efficient Use

    Thrifty usage of processor, memory, and disk resources

    Native look and feel

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    It simply works out of the box too – previously inaccessible drives suddenly show up like any other, and you can now easily transfer data to and from a Mac using an external HFS+ formatted drive as an intermediary. There’s no performance penalty either – we happily transferred multi-gigabyte files via a USB 2 connection at around 40MB/s, for example.

    Paragon HFS+ runs in the background and automatically starts on bootup, so accessing your Mac drives will feel exactly like accessing normal Windows drives.

    Paragon HFS+ does cost $20, but it also offers a 10-day free trial. If you just need to recover files from a drive, 10 days is plenty of time to install this file system driver, copy your files over, and uninstall it. If you want to use Mac drives on Windows on an ongoing basis, paying $20 so you can use the drive properly is a pretty good deal. As a bonus, Paragon HFS+ doesn’t require you have the insecure Java installed.

    How it Works

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Install

    Download and install the HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Connect

    Your HFS+ drive to your PC

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    Use

    Your drive will show up in Explorer

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    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Features

    Supported Operating Systems

    Supported File Systems

    When a volume is mounted in write mode, you can do everything with files and folders it contains: read, edit, delete, rename, create new.

    HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software mounts supported volumes automatically at startup, so you don’t need to bother about it each time you restart the operating system or power your computer on. However, this feature can be disabled at any moment in the program interface.

    HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software supports all alphabets supported by your operating systems, including those that use non-Roman and non-Latin characters, so you will never face a problem of not getting access to file names on volumes mounted in non-native OS.

    Support for journaling

    HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software supports native HFS+ journaling, thus ensuring that in case of any failure the disk file system is not irreversibly corrupted and can be put back on track easily.

    Compatible with Apple Boot Camp

    HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software is fully compatible with Apple Boot Camp software and provides direct read and write access to Mac partitions from Windows installed on a Boot Camp.

    Compatible with 3 rd party software

    HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software is compatible with popular virtualization and encryption applications including VMware Fusion and Workstation, Parallels Desktop, TrueCrypt and its forks.

    Boot Camp может раздражать. И Windows, и Mac OS X могут видеть файлы друг друга, но они не могут писать в раздел других операционных систем.

    К счастью, есть способы обойти эти ограничения файловой системы. Сторонние приложения могут включать поддержку записи для этих разделов, в то время как вы также можете обмениваться файлами другими способами.

    Доступ к разделам Mac HFS из Windows

    ЯблокиУчебный лагерьПакет драйверов автоматически устанавливает драйвер HFS для Windows, который позволяет Windows видеть ваш раздел Mac. Этот раздел отображается как Macintosh HD под компьютером в вашей системе Windows. Здесь есть большое ограничение, хотя драйвер доступен только для чтения. Вы не можете копировать файлы в раздел Mac, редактировать файлы на нем или удалять файлы из Windows.

    Чтобы обойти это ограничение, вам понадобится сторонний инструмент, такой какParagon HFS для WindowsилиMediafours MacDrive. Оба эти приложения являются платными, но они устанавливают в Windows правильный драйвер файловой системы чтения/записи. Вы сможете писать в свой раздел Mac из проводника Windows или любого другого приложения, которое вы используете. У этих приложений есть бесплатные пробные версии, поэтому вы можете протестировать их перед оплатой.

    HFSExplorerЭто бесплатный инструмент для доступа к разделам Mac из Windows, но его только для чтения, так что он не поможет вам здесь.

    Написать в Windows NTFS разделы из OS X

    Ваши окнаПерегородкаПоявляется под устройствами как BOOTCAP на Mac OS X. К сожалению, Mac OS X может только читать этот раздел из коробки, а не писать на него.

    Решений для записи в файловые системы NTFS на Mac довольно много, многие из которых являются платными приложениями. Попробуйте бесплатный и открытый исходный кодNTFS-FREEЕсли вы не хотите тратить деньги на эту функцию. После его установки вы сможете получить доступ к своему разделу Windows и любым внешним дискам, отформатированным с помощью NTFS в режиме полного чтения/записи с Mac OS X.

    Создание общего раздела FAT32

    Windows обычно не любит HFS, а Mac OS X не хочет писать в NTFS. Существует нейтральный тип файловой системы, которую обе операционные системы поддерживают FAT32.FAT32 обычно используется на USB-накопителях и других съемных дискахПотому что это так широко поддерживается.

    Вы можете использовать Disk Utility, чтобы уменьшить один из ваших текущих разделов и создать новый раздел. Форматируйте этот новый раздел с этой файловой системой FAT, и вы сможете читать и писать в него как с Windows, так и с Mac OS X без какого-либо стороннего программного обеспечения. Современные версии Windows не могут быть установлены на раздел FAT32, поэтому этот раздел должен быть отделен от системных разделов Mac и Windows.

    Это может быть неудобно, потому что оно разделяет ваше ограниченное хранилище на еще один раздел, но это вариант.

    Использование внешних дисков или облачного хранилища

    Если все это слишком раздражает, вы можете забыть о внутреннем диске Mac. Вместо этого вы можете обмениваться файлами между своими операционными системами через внешний диск. Просто подключите этот диск к своему Mac, скопируйте на него файлы и используйте его как нейтральное общее хранилище. Большинство съемных дисков, будь то USB-накопители или более крупные внешние накопители в корпусах, будут отформатированы с помощью файловой системы FAT32. Если у вас есть проблемы, потому что они приходят с NTFS или HFS, простоПереформатировать их как FAT32.

    Вы также можете пропустить локальное хранилище и вместо этого использовать облачное хранилище. Например, если у вас есть какие-то документы, над которым нужно работать в обеих операционных системах, сбросьте их в Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive или другой облачный сервис хранения. Установите соответствующую утилиту синхронизации на каждой операционной системе, и эти документы будут синхронизированы между вашими двумя операционными системами через Интернет.

    Apple может отказаться от поддержки записи HFS в Windows или поддержки записи NTFS в Mac по соображениям стабильности. Они не хотят, чтобы их обвиняли, когда файловая система кого-то повреждена из-за ошибки. Все эти решения должны быть безопасными и стабильными, но это всегда хорошая идея, чтобы иметь резервные копии ваших важных файлов на случай, если что-то пойдет не так.

    If you have Windows installed on your Mac via Boot Camp, there have probably times when you wish you could access your macOS files and folders from within Windows. This tutorial will guide you in doing just that – using free and open source software.

    With HFSExplorer you can access all of the files and folders on your macOS partition/drive – from Windows. HFSExplorer is a completely free and open source app.

    PLEASE NOTE: the steps and screenshots used in this guide are from Windows Vista. I have confirmed that HFSExplorer works in the latest versions of Windows (Windows 7, 8 and 10). HFSExplorer has been updated several times since this guide was published and the steps may have changed slightly in the process, but you should still be able to follow along with no problems at all.

      Start by booting your Mac into Windows. Download HFSExplorer and once the download has completed, run the installer file.

    Click Next to begin.

    Review the license agreement (right) and if you agree to it, click I Agree

    On the Choose Components screen, decide if you want to register .dmg and .cdr file associations. I went with .dmg and left .cdr alone – but you should decide based on your needs. Click Next to continue.

    If you don’t like the default installation folder, use the Browse… button to select another. Click Next.

    If you don’t like the default folder name (?) – feel free to change it here. Click Install to begin the installation.

    When the installation is complete, click Finish.

    Navigate to the HFSExplorer folder in your Start menu. If you’re using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10, click Run HFSExplorer in Administrator mode. If you’re using XP and are signed in with an administrative account, you can click HFSExplorer. If you’re not using an administrative account, use Run HFSExplorer in Administrator mode and enter an administrators password.

    If HFSExplorer launches, skip down to step #12.

    If you don’t have the Java Runtime Environment installed, you’ll receive an error message telling you as much. Now’s the time to head over to the Sun download page to download and install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

    If you get an error stating that MSVRC71.dll wasn’t found, have no fear. Click OK to close the error message.

    Navigate to C:\Program Files\Java\jrelx.x_x\bin\ (where x.x_x is the version number of the version of JRE you have installed). In that folder, copy the file msvrc71.dll.

    Now navigate to C:\Program Files\HFSExplorer\ (or whatever folder you installed HFSExplorer in) and paste msvrc71.dll into it. Now launch HFSExplorer again.

    You’ll be presented with the main HFSExplorer window.

    Click File and then Load file system from device…

    Click the Autodetect…

    Assuming you have just one HFS+ partition, click OK. If you have more than one, select the one you want to access, then click OK.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    And now you can access all of the files and folders in macOS from Windows via Boot Camp.

    To copy files over to Windows, select them and then click the Extract button.

    In the Extract here window, navigate to the folder you want to save the files in. Click Extract here when you’re ready.

    Click OK after the files have been extracted (copied).

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    And now you can open/edit/whatever the files.

  • Note: you can not write files back to the macOS partition. This is actually a good thing – should you get a virus in Windows, it won’t cause any harm to your macOS installation.
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    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Boot Camp может быть раздражающим. И Windows, и Mac OS X могут видеть файлы друг друга, но не могут записывать в раздел другой операционной системы.

    К счастью, существуют способы обойти эти ограничения файловой системы. Сторонние приложения могут включить поддержку записи для этих разделов, а вы также можете обмениваться файлами другими способами.

    Доступ к разделам Mac HFS + из Windows

    Пакет драйверов Apple Boot Camp автоматически устанавливает драйвер HFS + для Windows, что позволяет Windows видеть ваш раздел Mac. Этот раздел отображается как «Macintosh HD» в разделе «Компьютер» в вашей системе Windows. Здесь есть большое ограничение – драйвер только для чтения. Вы не можете копировать файлы в раздел Mac, редактировать файлы на нем или удалять файлы из Windows.

    Чтобы обойти это ограничение, вам понадобится сторонний инструмент, такой как Paragon HFS + для Windows или Mediafour MacDrive. Оба из них являются платными приложениями, но они устанавливают надлежащий драйвер файловой системы для чтения / записи в Windows. Вы сможете писать в свой раздел Mac из Windows Explorer или любого другого приложения, которое вы используете. Эти приложения имеют бесплатные пробные версии, так что вы можете проверить их перед оплатой.

    HFSExplorer – это бесплатный инструмент для доступа к разделам Mac из Windows, но он предназначен только для чтения, поэтому здесь он вам не поможет.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Запись в разделы Windows NTFS из OS X

    Ваш раздел Windows отображается в разделе «Устройства» как BOOTCAMP в Mac OS X. К сожалению, Mac OS X может только читать этот раздел из коробки, но не записывать в него.

    Существует довольно много решений для записи в файловые системы NTFS на Mac, многие из которых являются платными приложениями. Попробуйте бесплатный NTFS-FREE с открытым исходным кодом, если вы не хотите тратить деньги на эту функцию. После установки вы сможете получить доступ к своему разделу Windows – и любым внешним дискам, отформатированным в NTFS – в режиме полного чтения / записи из Mac OS X.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Создать общий раздел FAT32

    Windows обычно не любит HFS +, а Mac OS X не хочет писать в NTFS. Существует нейтральный тип файловой системы, поддерживаемый обеими операционными системами – FAT32. FAT32 обычно используется на USB-накопителях и других съемных дисках, потому что он широко поддерживается.

    Вы можете использовать Дисковую утилиту, чтобы уменьшить один из ваших текущих разделов и создать новый раздел. Отформатируйте этот новый раздел с помощью файловой системы FAT, и вы сможете читать и записывать в него как из Windows, так и из Mac OS X без какого-либо стороннего программного обеспечения. Современные версии Windows не могут быть установлены в разделе FAT32, поэтому этот раздел должен быть отделен от системных разделов Mac и Windows.

    Это может быть неудобно, поскольку оно разделяет ваше ограниченное хранилище на еще один раздел, но это вариант.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Используйте внешние накопители или облачное хранилище

    Если это слишком раздражает, вы можете забыть о внутреннем диске вашего Mac. Вместо этого вы можете обмениваться файлами между своими операционными системами через внешний диск. Просто подключите этот диск к вашему Mac, скопируйте на него файлы и используйте его в качестве нейтрального общего хранилища. Большинство съемных дисков – будь то USB-накопители или внешние накопители большего размера в корпусах – будут отформатированы в файловой системе FAT32. Если у вас есть проблемы, потому что они поставляются с NTFS или HFS +, просто переформатируйте их как FAT32.

    Вы также можете пропустить локальное хранилище и использовать вместо него облачное хранилище. Например, если у вас есть какие-то документы, с которыми вам нужно работать в обеих операционных системах, поместите их в Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive или другую облачную службу хранения. Установите соответствующую утилиту синхронизации в каждой операционной системе, и эти документы будут синхронизироваться между двумя вашими операционными системами через Интернет.

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    Apple может предпочесть не предоставлять поддержку записи HFS + в Windows или поддержку записи NTFS в Mac по соображениям стабильности. Они не хотят, чтобы их обвиняли, когда чья-то файловая система повреждена из-за ошибки. Эти решения должны быть безопасными и стабильными, но всегда рекомендуется создавать резервные копии важных файлов на случай, если что-то пойдет не так.

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    If you are looking to install CShare(Transfer File anywhere) in PC then read the rest of the article where you will find 2 ways to install CShare(Transfer File anywhere) in PC using BlueStacks and Nox app player however you can also use any one of the following alternatives of BlueStacks.

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    1. Install CShare(Transfer File anywhere) in PC using BlueStacks

    BlueStacks is an Android App Player that allows you to run Android apps on PC. Following are the steps on how to install any app on PC with Bluestacks:

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    • Once BlueStacks is launched, click My Apps button in the emulator
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    Windows and Mac computers use different hard drive formats, but in most cases they support sharing external storage. For a Windows partition installed on a Mac via Boot Camp, Apple provides compatibility drivers so that you can access OS X volumes from Windows.

    Compatible Hard Drive Format

    OS X and Windows include native support for FAT32 file systems, so if you’re sharing an external hard drive between a Mac and PC, format it with FAT32. However, if your drive is larger than 2TB and you plan to store files larger than 4GB, use exFAT instead. OS X 10.6.5 and later support exFAT, as does Windows XP SP3 and later. Mac computer require additional drivers to write to the native Windows file system, NTFS, and PCs need extra drivers to work with the native Mac file system, HFS+.

    Sharing Boot Camp Partitions

    When you install Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp, the Windows partition is formatted using NTFS. To access OS X files from Windows, download the Boot Camp support software, copy it to a FAT-formatted flash drive and double-click the installer file from within Windows (link in Resources). Whether you boot into OS X or Windows, you can copy files from, but not write files to, the other partition. To choose a boot partition at startup, hold down the “Option” key when you turn on your Mac.

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    Apple will start switching its Macs to its own ARM-based processors later this year, but you won’t be able to run Windows in Boot Camp mode on them. Microsoft only licenses Windows 10 on ARM to PC makers to preinstall on new hardware, and the company hasn’t made copies of the operating system available for anyone to license or freely install.

    “Microsoft only licenses Windows 10 on ARM to OEMs,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. We asked Microsoft if it plans to change this policy to allow Windows 10 on ARM-based Macs, and the company says “we have nothing further to share at this time.”

    Apple has been working closely with Microsoft to ensure Office is ready for ARM-based Macs later this year, but the company didn’t mention its lack of Boot Camp support at WWDC.

    Apple later confirmed it’s not planning to support Boot Camp on ARM-based Macs in a Daring Fireball podcast. “We’re not direct booting an alternate operating system,” says Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. “Purely virtualization is the route. These hypervisors can be very efficient, so the need to direct boot shouldn’t really be the concern.”

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    Other methods to run Windows on ARM-based Macs will include virtualization using apps like VMWare or Parallels, but these won’t be supported by Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation technology. Virtual machine apps will need to be fully rebuilt for ARM-based Macs, and it’s not immediately clear if that’s even a workable solution for Windows on ARM (given the licensing complexities) or whether VMWare, Parallels, and others will commit to building these apps with Windows support.

    Apple did demonstrate Parallels Desktop running Linux in a virtual machine, but there was no mention of Windows support. VMWare has asked its community about how they would use its Fusion virtualization on ARM-based Macs, but there’s no commitment to building the app just yet.

    So the Windows situation on ARM-based Macs looks complicated at best and impossible at worst. The best hope is that Microsoft changes its strict licensing model for ARM-based Macs, but it would still likely require Apple to create Windows on ARM drivers for its future Mac hardware for virtualization methods.

    Given the small percentage of macOS users that actually use Boot Camp and the roughly 100 million install base of Macs, running Windows 10 on ARM natively on Apple’s ARM-based Macs clearly wasn’t a priority for Apple.

    Update, June 25th 7:45AM ET: Article updated with comment from an Apple VP confirming Boot Camp will not be available on ARM-based Macs.

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    Mac owners can use a built-in tool to run Windows on their computer and then unlock access to PC games, Windows programs, and extra features.

    Apple provides Mac users with built-in software that can manually run Windows on their Mac computer. Boot Camp offers Mac owners the opportunity to boot into Windows, where they then can access programs and features, or play their favorite PC games. Here’s how that built-in Boot Camp tool works.

    For Mac users, it can be frustrating to feel locked away from certain programs or games due to the MacOS system architecture. Many games and apps are built with Windows in mind, often leaving Mac users wondering if versions of the software will ever be developed for Apple’s operating system. With the recent release of Apple’s newest version of its OS—MacOS Catalina—all 32-bit applications were marked as obsolete and can no longer run on Mac computers. Despite this change, there is still a way that Mac users can run these and other programs that are typically unavailable on Apple computers.

    Using the built-in utility Boot Camp, Mac owners can switch between MacOS and Windows 10 at any point. Through this tool, Mac users can enjoy the best of both worlds and gain access to programs that are specific to either operating system. Apple has made this easy to do by including Boot Camp on every Mac, ensuring that there’s no reason to search around or download any third-party software. Best of all, it only takes a few steps to set up Boot Camp and get Windows running on a Mac.

    How To Use Boot Camp To Install & Run Windows

    Before running Boot Camp and downloading Microsoft’s operating system, users will need to make sure that they’ve allocated enough space for the program to work. Boot Camp works by partitioning a part of the hard drive on the Mac to allow enough space for Windows to function correctly. The program offers users the option to either split the Mac’s hard drive to create this space or use external storage to keep everything separated. Apple recommends that users leave at least 128GB of free space set aside for Windows to download automatic updates.

    The easiest way to get Windows running is by downloading a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro directly from Microsoft. Boot Camp will use the Windows ISO file to set up the operating system. Once the ISO is ready and the size of the partition is selected, Boot Camp will format the partition or external drive and reboot the system. Now users can simply go through the regular Windows installation process like on any other PC. When installation is complete, the Boot Camp Assistant will reopen and have the user download any other necessary drivers and support software.

    With the entire process finished, users can rework their settings and download whatever programs or games that they want to run on Windows. Just remember to make sure that the system meets the requirements of the desired application. Once Windows and MacOS are both installed on the system, Mac owners can boot into either operating system by holding the Option or Alt key during startup and choosing the OS that they would like to use.

    If you have installed Windows on Mac using Boot Camp, but you are facing problems switching between Windows and Mac, here is what you need to do to fix it. Although the process is straightforward, sometimes people do face difficulties and see the following error message while trying to switch from Windows to Mac- Boot Camp Could not locate the OS X boot volume.

    If you face such an issue, then this post will help you.

    Switch between Windows and Mac in Boot Camp

    The process is straightforward when you need to boot into Mac OS X from Windows 10/8/7.

    After installing Windows using Boot Camp, you should find a Boot Camp icon in the system tray. Just expand the system tray to see it. Now right-click on the icon, and select Restart in OS X.

    How to share files between mac os x and windows with boot camp

    In the next popup menu, you should select the affirmative option or the OK button.

    It will restart your machine automatically and boot your PC into Mac.

    Boot Camp Could not locate the OS X boot volume

    However, some people have faced an issue where their computer has failed to switch from Windows to Mac. If you have made any mistake while installing Windows using Boot Camp, or the OS X system has some corrupted files of Boot Camp, you might see an error message like this-

    In this case, you wouldn’t be able to switch from Windows to Mac. Also, whenever you turn on the machine, it will start with Windows instead of Mac.

    In that case, here is a simple workaround.

    Just restart your machine and hold down the Option or Alt key. Do not release this button until you get the option to choose the OS.

    Once you get the choice, use the arrow key to select the OS and hit the Enter or Return button.

    How do I switch between Mac and Windows in Bootcamp?

    The easiest way to switch between Mac and Windows in Bootcamp is by pressing the Option key on your keyboard. In other words, you can restart your Mac computer while pressing and holding the Option key until it shows two options. From there, you can choose between Windows and Mac.

    How do I switch between Windows and Mac partitions?

    To switch between Windows and Mac partitions on a MacBook, you need to restart your computer first. Then, press and hold the Option key on your keyboard until your computer displays an option. After that, you can choose either Windows or Mac partition.

    How do I switch from Windows to Mac?

    To switch from Windows to Mac in Boot Camp, you need to click the Boot Camp icon in the system tray in Windows and select the Restart in OS X option. Following that, your computer will boot into the Mac.

    That’s it! You can use this method to switch from Windows or OS X and vice versa when using Boot Camp. However, as a Mac user, you can also open System Preferences > Startup Disk and select the system that you want to use to boot your computer.

    If you use both a Mac and a Windows PC in your home, you might sometimes want to share files between them. Whether its photos, music, or documents, it’s actually fairly easy to set up file sharing between macOS and Windows so long as the two machines are on the same network. With just a few clicks, your Mac and PC can be talking to one another and swapping files. You don’t need any additional software, because everything is built into your Mac.

    Here’s how to switch on file sharing between your Mac and PC.

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      Open System Preferences on your Mac.

    Click Sharing.

    Click Options…

    Click Done.

    Once you’ve done all this, you’ll be able to share files with your Windows PC while you’re on your shared local network. You’ll find any PCs on your network in the sidebar of any Finder window.

    Questions?

    If you have any questions about sharing files between Macs and PCs, lets us know in the comments.

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