View Full Version : Transferring files internally between Mac HD and Windows HD

22nd July 2010, 08:09 AM
Hey, hopefully this will be a quick easy question. I am in Africa right now on a study abroad and I'm trying to transfer an NES Emulator I downloaded from my Mac HD to my Windows HD. HOwever, when I try a simple drag and drop into the windows HD it says the drive may not be altered. Does anyone know an easy way to transfer the file?

I don't have a flash drive with me, but I do have my iPhone. I can't get it to function as an external HD though, which I remember was possible with the old iPods. Not sure if that will help with a solution but hopefully!


22nd July 2010, 10:33 AM
Install NTFS-3G on the Mac.

24th July 2010, 03:05 PM
alternatively, use diskaid (mac or windows) or macdrive (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/).

25th July 2010, 01:41 AM
Those methods above cost money I think.

If you have your iPhone USB cable with you, you can download this app:
Phone Disk - iPad, iTouch, iPhone Disk Mode for Mac and PC (http://www.macroplant.com/phonedisk/)

Haven't used it personally but I heard it works pretty well.

Alternatively, you could get a external hard drive or USB thumb drive (formatted to FAT32) and transfer your required files to it. Then when you boot up in Windows, you can still access those files with read/write permissions. Basically the external media is like a 'middle-man' between both OS (Windows and Mac), thus allowing both read and write permissions.

25th July 2010, 01:20 PM
So a few suggestions:

1) Download the newest Apple Boot Camp software. It provides read-only support of the Mac disk from the Windows side... so you'll be able to drag from the read-only mac Disk into Windows.

Apple - Support - Boot Camp (http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/)

Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 32 bit (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL996)

2) Dropbox it to yourself - sign up and setup Drop Box in both Windows and the Mac? It's a round-about kinda way but also a good backup given you're overseas. Dropbox - Home - Online backup, file sync and sharing made easy. (http://www.dropbox.com).