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hi to everyone all around the globe=),

i installed the winXp on my macbookpro and when i ran the bootcamp setup and chosen the space that i wanted for the mac ox and for the winXp partitions i have chosen 32gb to the winXp partition because otherwise i wouldn't be allowed to format the partition as a FAT volume and a FAT format_"provides better compatibility" according to the apple instructions.

my question is:. i can access the win partition from the mac ox but can i do the inverse?[with the FAT format.]

because if its only a question of reach the win partition from the mac ox i can garante you that i had acess to the win partition the same way in a NTFS formated partiton on a friends macbookpro. So what is really the diference?

thanks in advance
 

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What do you mean by "inverse"?

Do you want to access the Mac OS partition from within Windows?

With NTFS you can read the Windows files from within Mac OS X. With FAT you can also write to the Windows partition from within Mac OS X. That's the difference.

If you don't need to write to the Windows partition from within Mac OS X, then there is really no need/point/reason to format it as FAT.
 
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