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If I (legally) download a torrent file on Windows (running bootcamp) and select my mac harddrive as its download location on, say, uTorrent, will it work?

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Yes if Windows can read the format of the Mac partition. Mac OS X uses HFS+, which Windows 7 cannot read without a 3rd party tool. According to this site you can use HFSexplorer which can be downloaded here.

Note: The program doesn't say anything about writing files, only reading, but it doesn't explicitly say that it cannot write. If this happens to be the case, someone let me know.

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How do I determine that? – Joshpho Mar 31 '13 at 16:19
If you use OS X your filesystem is HFS+. What's your OS? – cutrightjm Apr 1 '13 at 2:36

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