Running Parallels in a Boot Camp Partion

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hey,



I was just wondering, does anyone run Parallels for Mac from a Boot Camp Partion? Say you make a Word document and save it in my documents in Parallels windows. Then you restart your machine in using Boot Camp into windows. If I go to my documents, will that word file be there?

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    physguyphysguy Posts: 915member
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    Originally Posted by dlthegreat View Post


    Hey,



    I was just wondering, does anyone run Parallels for Mac from a Boot Camp Partion? Say you make a Word document and save it in my documents in Parallels windows. Then you restart your machine in using Boot Camp into windows. If I go to my documents, will that word file be there?



    This is the only way I run my parallels. Works just fine and works the way you said. You may want to consider installing MacFUSE and NTFS-3G (see links below) This will allow you to read and write the Bootcamp partition. If you install these without modification Parallels will work fine but the Bootcamp partition will not be available to the 'Startup Disk' pane of system preferences. If you want this behavior to work you need to follow the instruction to add a file to the Bootcamp partition so it won't automount. I don't find this a problem as I boot into bootcamp holding the option key during boot and select the bootcamp partition.



    For MacFUSE



    http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/



    For information on this implementation of NTFS



    http://shadowofged.blogspot.com/2007...-mac-os-x.html



    For the NTFS software and MacFUSE Tools (you need both)



    NTFS-3G and MacFUSE Tools



    There are discussions of the performance of this NTFS access but for casual copying I find it great.
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