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#1 Lobby4

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:04 PM

I want to back up both my Mac and Windows partitions on the same portable hard drive.  If I buy a (I assume NTFS-formatted) portable hard drive, can I use Disk Utility to create a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition without disrupting the NTFS section?  Will OSX even recognize NTFS?

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:01 AM

You'll probably have to reformat the NTFS partition under Windows after creating the Mac partition, but basically your idea should work. MacOS X can read NTFS partitions, but (out of the box) not write on them.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:20 PM

Format the drive to FAT32, both OS's can read that
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:52 PM

View PostJanichsan, on November 19th 2009, 02:01 AM, said:

You'll probably have to reformat the NTFS partition under Windows after creating the Mac partition, but basically your idea should work. MacOS X can read NTFS partitions, but (out of the box) not write on them.

Mac os x if you can read and write to NTFS under what is needed as the MacFUSE some plugins for it.

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