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Melissa
18th January 2009, 02:05 AM
I am fairly new to Mac as well as any technical issues with computers in general so please bear with me! I have an IMac and I have recently installed Windows Vista on a separate partition. My question is: Is there a way to access all my photos, etc from my Mac partition while I am using Vista? Thanks for any information or insight anyone may have for me!

xfodder
18th January 2009, 02:14 AM
i was going to type but i see Currawong already made an article about this very subject ...

http://forums.mactalk.com.au/20/42765-how-share-files-between-mac-os-x-leopard-vista.html

hope that helps :)

Melissa
18th January 2009, 07:10 AM
I followed the steps in the article mentioned above but while I am in Vista in won't list my mac as a computer on my network. What do I do? Thanks for any help! Sorry, I am very new to all this.

purana
18th January 2009, 07:43 AM
I followed the steps in the article mentioned above but while I am in Vista in won't list my mac as a computer on my network. What do I do? Thanks for any help! Sorry, I am very new to all this.

That article mentioned WILL not help as it's written to the fact you have Vista + OSX on two different computers.

You state you have it on the one computer, this being the iMac.

When you dual boot into Vista on your iMac, the OSX side of things is NOT running. So it won't be visible. If you want Vista to see the filesystem that contains the OSX stuff, then your going to need some software that can access the format of the filesystem OSX uses.

You'd need a product like MacDrive (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/), which will do the job you wish. However it's not free, you must purchase it.

This product will enable Windows to read/write the type of filesystem that OSX is installed onto.


i was going to type but i see Currawong already made an article about this very subject ...

http://forums.mactalk.com.au/20/42765-how-share-files-between-mac-os-x-leopard-vista.html

hope that helps :)

OP has 1 computer, not 2. That article is written based on having 2 seperate machines. 1 with Vista, 1 with OSX. OP has an iMac with both operating systems installed, and is probably dual booting using bootcamp.

Melissa
18th January 2009, 09:06 AM
Thanks for the help. I will purchase the MacDrive. Thanks for your help!