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I've installed Bootcamp & Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro. While this gives me read access to the OSX System drive, any time I attempt to make change it states I need permission. Then I of course grant permission, but access is still denied. How can I write to the OSX System Drive from Windows?

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I ended up with Paragon HFS+. Works well enough but sometimes it just stops working and at least once totally corrupted the mac drive requiring a complete reinstall. I've later learned that the problem is that Microsoft does not license the NTFS specs so NTFS support is entirely reverse engineered == always going to be buggy.

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Thanks for sharing your experience with us. – Daniel Beck Sep 16 '11 at 6:41

Apple does not provide drivers for Windows to write to HFS+. Apple's driver only provides read access the drive.

However, there are commercial products such as MacDrive which provide such functionality to write to HFS+ volumes. It costs $49.99.

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