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What file systems can os x read?

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Topic is pretty self-explanatory, I'm looking for common ground between windows and os x now that both are semi-functioning at least. I was under the impression that FAT32 was os x-readable, but with no luck when booting, or when trying to manually mount.


Anyone able to cast any light on this?

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OSX operates on HFS+


It can read/write FAT32


It can read (sometimes) NTFS (but not write)


Windows can read/write FAT 32 and NTFS


With MacDrive installed, Windows can read/write HFS+


Fat 32 has a 4 GB file limit. HFS+ does not.

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hm ok so I wasn't entirely wrong about FAT32, but I'm not sure why I can't get to the large empty FAT32-formatted section of my external USB drive from os x. I'll try mac drive in windows and see if I can just do it that way.


Thanks for the info.

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