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    Oct 30, 2009
    Question Viewing the Mac Partition from Windows XP
    So I'm hoping someone will be able to tell me what happened here, because I was always under the impression that this is not supposed to occur. Let me describe my story. I have a 3 year old MBP and have always had XP on it. The XP drive was formatted as FAT-32 and viewable/writable from the OS X partition, but not the reverse. Well the other day I decided to upgrade my internal HD. I did this and then restored the OS X from time machine. I had to re-install Windows XP and I believe I did nothing out of the norm. However, my Mac partition is now viewable and writable from the Windows side as well as the expect reverse. I was shocked to log into XP and see two internal hard drives listed in the My Computer portion.

    Has anyone else had this happen?
    Is this just a new feature of an updated bootcamp?

    Any info would be great, and sorry if this is very old news that I'm just catching onto.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Did you upgrade your OS X to Snow Leopard recently? (Boot Camp 3.0)

    Nice isn't it?


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    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2009
    Ahh, so that's what it is. Yes, it really is.

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