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HFS+ and Mac OS Extended are the same iirc.

you do remember correctly! biggrin.gif
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HFS+ and Mac OS Extended are the same iirc.

Oh they might be but when I had my drive set at the default mac osx drive format the windows didn't read it.
post #23 of 29
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Oh they might be but when I had my drive set at the default mac osx drive format the windows didn't read it.

Windows cannot read or write to HFS+ drives by default. You have to download and install an extra HFS+ driver to allow reading of HFS+ drives. However, Windows cannot write to HFS+ drives.

Windows can only read/write to NTFS, exFAT, Fat32, and Fat16 by default.
Edited by Riou - 1/26/12 at 9:26pm
post #24 of 29
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Oh they might be but when I had my drive set at the default mac osx drive format the windows didn't read it.

that's correct. you need 3rd party software if you want to read it in windows as well. you can write with some other software, but AFAIK that's pay to use as well. linux is always an option! smile.gif
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I am trying not to use any programs, the os should be able to handle 4GB files. bam, guess what my mac can but not my $1800 windows pc.
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I'm not even going to reply to that, besides with your Windows PC can, you just aren't doing it right.
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Split it with 7-zip. 7-zip runs on Windows, OSX, Linux, etc.

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post #26 of 29
Fat32 can not read files larger than 4gb, who uses Fat32 these days?

Ntfs is much better file system by far.

Fat32 is only recommended for drives up to 2gb in size, yea its that old, older in fact..

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Is this just transferring to different partitions on the same drive? If it was 2 different computers I would have just suggested connecting them through a CAT5 patch cable or something. I've had this same issue but with 2 Windows machines and needed to transfer about 12 8GB files from one computer to another. Took forever but got it done eventually.
post #28 of 29
I appreciate that the problem is now solved but may I ask if the PC and Mac are on the same network? I can transfers files simply by dragging and dropping over the network at around 80MB/s which is just about the fastest speeds I get on my network.
post #29 of 29
Just a thought WinRAR can split files so you can split it into 1GB or say 4GB files and then copy it over.

It's under split to volume, bytes.
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