Windows and mac share USB flash drive?

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  1. passive101

    passive101 Notebook Deity

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    Can I use the same flash drive in windows and on the macbook or do I need different ones?
     
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    Yes, the same USB flash drive can be used in both operating systems perfectly fine, any file saved in either OS can be opened in the other. Mac OS X has lots of device drivers, so most products work on both Mac OS X and Windows, like cameras, flash drives, mice, keyboards, etc.
     
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    Yes you can. It will work seemlessly. Just know that it will just add .trashes folders and .versionsofyourfile files. These are completely harmless to your Linux, BSD or Win systems.
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the heads up about the added files as well. I got a cordless mouse and I figure I'll just put the drivers on the flash drive and transfer them over to the macbook IF it gets here tomorrow.
     
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    As long as it's formatted properly it will work fine with both (FAT).
     
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    I know this is an old thread, but i didn't know about that until recently. Does it do the same with external hdds formatted in NTFS? I have ntfs-3g
     
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    Yea any drive thats connected to osx will have hidden files with . periods infront.
    Its just like a hidden file in windows, except in osx you just put a period infront to make it hidden.
     
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    I have an old 256mb flash drive so it works pretty well for me, I am not in need of bigger file storage yet.
     
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    Really? I have a 1 GB flash drive and I fill it up. I'm looking at a good 4 GB flash drive myself.
     
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