Host files located on either Mac or Windows based computers can accommodate modules created on the other platform.
However, moving the host file to the other platform will require that you manually select the appropriate file for each hotlink by clicking the Change Hotlink button in Hotlink Manager. (File > External Content > Hotlink Manager). After this, the host file will store hotlink path names according to both platform standards. If you then change any Hotlink to point to another file, the path name for the other platform will be cleared.
Note: There is an exception to this rule. If this file has the same name as the one the Hotlink previously pointed to, the path name for the other platform will be preserved.
Although it is possible to use Hotlinks having the same file name but placed at a different location as long as you’re working on either Mac or Windows, moving the file to the other platform will merge these different path names. Therefore, it is recommended to use different file names for different module content even if you’re working in a single-platform context.