New Technology File System, a data format for storage devices under Microsoft Windows

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Write in NTFS using Mavericks

I was able to read and write NTFS filesystems normally in Mountain Lion, but after the upgrade this stopped to work. I installed ntfs-3g and fuse4x using homebrew in Mountain Lion and followed the ...
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How can I view hidden files in the Finder?

I noticed that whenever I add files and delete them, their physical space remains on the disk drive. I uninstalled NTFS Tuxera and I still have the same problem. So I had to insert the disk under my ...
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How do I write to NTFS drives in OS X?

What is the best, easiest, preferably cheapest way to make Lion write to (external) NTFS-formatted drives in Mac OS X?
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FAT or exFAT or NTFS

I recently brought Western Digital's Passport Essential, and will be using with my MacBook (running Snow Leopard), MacBook Air (running Lion) and Windows 7 Desktop. I should be able to read-write data ...
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How to write on FAT32 and NTFS from Mountain Lion?

What is the best free software for OS X Mountain Lion for enabling write support for FAT32 and NTFS?
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NTFS-3G unmounts NTFS partitions because it “did not receive signal in 15 seconds”—what signal?

After upgrading to Lion, NTFS-3G has been encountering problems. I uninstalled NTFS-3G and MacFUSE, reinstalled them and rebooted; but the problem still exists: After connecting an USB-disk that has ...
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Best File System for Sharing Between OS X and Windows

What is currently the best file system to use for drives that are regularly accessed (both reading and writing) from both Windows and OS X on a single machine using BootCamp. The most important points ...
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How can I repair an NTFS partition from Lion?

What free tool can I use to repair an NTFS partition under Lion. I already have Tuxera NTFS on it and I do not want to install windows for this task.
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How do I share NTFS folder from OSX Lion to Window 7

I have an NTFS drive in my mac and use paragon to read and write from it. All good. I now want to share it with my windows 7 pc. I did this by using the "File Sharing" feature in System Preferences. ...
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Backing up a Boot Camp partition

I see in the Time Machine options that my Boot Camp partition is excluded. I haven't even tried to remove it from the list of exceptions since I have read that Time Machine will not work with NTFS ...
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Problem with mounting NTFS USB HDD via Tuxera in Lion

I've just updated to Lion and noticed that I cannot mount my NTFS USB HDD. I'm using Tuxera and it gives me the error listed below. Has anybody encountered this error? Any working solution will be ...
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Alternative to Tuxera NTFS and MacFUSE?

Im trying to mount files to an NTFS format drive, I read on the internet that either Tuxera NTFS or MacFuse work for such things. However TuxeraNTFS filled my USB drive with space that should be free ...
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Has Lion Native NTFS read/write support improved?

I know about the other third-party options out there, this is more to do with the native stuff that comes bundled from Apple. For years Snow Leopard has had notoriously bad NTFS read-write support ...
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Using NTFS External drive

I'm new to MAC OS. Using MacOSX 10.9.1 (Mavericks). My external HDD is formatted with NTFS. I need some rock-solid, free solution for reading and writing to this HDD. Any suggestions?
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How can I convert a NTFS drive to HFS+ without having to move the data?

How can I convert a NTFS drive to HFS+ without having to move the data? It is an external drive of 2TB and I don't want to spend too much time moving the data. This is required in order to be able ...
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Cannot edit /etc/fstab to let NTFS drives write

I have Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks. I want to write to NTFS drives. I followed the instructions here. The following command was not allowed to run: $ sudo echo "UUID=7575C85E-F6F7-4ABD-B7FB-6180B795DD81 ...
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Format External Western Digital Drive to be used with only Mac

I recently ordered Western Digital My PassPort Essential. I will get it by tomorrow evening. It comes pre-formatted using NTFS file-type. I need to format it, to be used with My MacBook Pro (i.e., ...
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Will NTFS-3G and FUSE work out of the box if I upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

On Snow Leopard I already have NTFS-3G (2010.10.2) and FUSE (MacFUSE Framework 2.2.1). I managed to install them and it works like a charm. If I upgrade to Mountain Lion, does the operating system ...
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How can I use NTFS-3G installed using MacPorts?

After upgrading to Lion I'm having problem mounting NTFS drives in read/write mode. This is because NTFS-3G distributed by Tuxera does not work with Lion. At their suggestion I installed NTFS-3G ...
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Why doesn't Apple ship and support FOSS drivers for NTFS write capabilities?

Is there a reason Apple does not allow for NTFS write support, even when Linux (free, open source) solutions can? Why don't they just utilize those existing solutions to support read and write for ...
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How to hide folders on a windows portable disk when viewed on mac os x

I have a portable disk with NTFS format, and use it keeping my private data in windows xp. Recently I connected it to Macbook and found that the folders I set "hidden" in windows still can be seen and ...
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Enabling Time Machine for a USB HDD with NTFS

When I've plugged in my USB HDD (WD Passort Elite) for the first time, the system had asked me whether I want to use this HDD as time machine drive. I've chosen smth like 'decide later' and continued ...
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how to write to a windows formatted disk from OSx?

I have 4 external hard disk formatted on windows in NTFS, but they are lying unused since I bought mac, so I am looking forward somehow I should be able to write to those disc without having to format ...
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Time Machine - can it share external drive with Windows backups?

I just got a 2TB external hard drive, and I want to use it to backup my 3 Windows computers and my MacBook Pro. If possible, I would like to create 4 subdirectories on the external drive - one ...
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USB drive stuck on read only

So my usb drive is stuck on read only and I have tried many different options which I have gotten from different websites. I have tried to restore/erase in disk utility but the options are greyed ...
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NTFS Read-Write App for Snow Leopard / Lion

I am looking out for an app that can read and write NTFS partition. I am using Snow Leopard, and will update to Lion (very soon). I have heard about NTFS Mounter, but I think there will be other ...
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backing up an OSX image to an NTFS drive?

I would like to make an image of my entire OSX install, so that I may restore to it if necessary. I'd LOVE to have incremental backups, so bonus points if anyone can figure out how I can do this! ...
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Writing to an NTFS volume is disabled on 10.9.2?

Hi I recently upgraded to 10.9.2 and I cannot write to NTFS anymore - in fact I cannot mount NTFS anymore unless I removed the the lines that allow me to write NTFS in the past in /etc/fstab... I ...
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Name-error when formatting NTFS on OS X 10.8.4 using “diskutil” (Terminal)

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 13 inch - OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion), which i upgraded with a SSD. I installed the original HDD as second drive instead of the optical. I need to change the filesystem for ...
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Install Windows on MacBook Pro without Optical or USB Boot

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) and my optical drive has died. I need to install Windows on it, and was hoping to do so via Boot Camp. I have a Windows 7x32 .iso and have also created a ...
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On Mac OS X, why would a network folder appear dimmed, and not be accessible?

I have a user who is using a Mac to connect to our corporate network. He is attaching to a DFS share on a Windows Server 2003 machine using the IP address. He created a folder a few weeks ago that ...
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What kind of partition should I use for a shared network drive used mostly un Mac?

I have a 2TB external USB drive that I'm using to share things in my home network. Now the drive is connected to my Mac Mini, that is supposed to act like a file server. Currently the drive is ...
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With Lion, Problems Accessing Shared NTFS Folders with SMB://

We are testing a local login script that we created for our Macintosh users on Lion. It has worked fine on all OS X versions prior to 10.7. Listed below is the script that we are using. When we run ...
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Using Time Machine with a already used NTFS disk

I have just updated to Mountain Lion 10.8.2; I have done a clean install. Now after I have installed all my apps and configure them I would like to create a Time Machine backup; so I could have the ...
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How to format a disk to NTFS using Mac OS X

I am looking for a simple GUI based way to format drives to NTFS (Windows) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
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OS X accessing external drive

I noticed that when I plug in an external NTFS HDD something is reading it and it doesn't stop for a long time... I checked with fs_usage and saw this: 23:26:54.189404 read F=5 ...
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How can I batch rename files to copy them from OS X to Windows NTFS?

I am trying to copy a large number of files to an NTFS formatted Windows 7 machine from a Mac OS formatted external hard drive. I am mounting the drive by attaching it to my Airport Extreme Router. ...
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external hd mac ntfs 3g could not mount

I got an external hd "clickfree hd" but when trying it with my Mac I get the following error: ntfs 3g could not mount, error I have tried NTFS-3G, MacFuse and FuseOSX. I'm running Lion but this ...
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NTFS mount issue in Lion

I am getting this error. Can anybody help me? /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) requested architecture/executable not found;
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Can i stored iMovie projects and files in an NTFS external drive?

I'm backing up manually my computer with the data I want to keep. I've already backed up iPhoto library in a a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition as it seems is the only way to store it properly. ...
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For some reason I can't open files on drive

I can't open the files on certain drive that is formatted as ntfs. I have Tuxera installed however. Here is an image on how they look: The file with a lock is password protected as it should. Any ...
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Can upgrade to Mavericks harm Bootcamp NTFS data partition?

I consider to upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. I have two Bootcamp Windows 7 partitions, one for boot & system, another for documents and data. Both Windows partitions are NTFS. OS X ...
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Do we need FUSE apps in Mavericks?

I just heard from my friend that all those FUSE apps are not needed anymore in Mavericks. Is that true? I have, from the previous version of OS X: MacFUSE, FUSE for OS X, fuse-ext2, NTFS-3G. Do I ...
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Recover Deleted Files on Mac OSX [External NTFS]

I have accidentally deleted some files on my Mac OS X Mavericks. Actually, I was trying to burn an .img file to my flash drive which was located at /dev/disk1 (at the same time I had connected a NTFS ...
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What are the proper /etc/fstab options for mounting an NTFS drive ntfs-3g 2013.1.13

I've installed the latest version of ntfs-3g and fuse4x available in the macports repos, and I can succesfully mount an NTFS partition with write access. However, I want to automate this in ...
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Thermaltake External HDD USB 3.0 docking station gets unmounted

I'm using a Thermaltake External HDD USB 3.0 dual drive docking station on a Mac Air. I can see the files and seem to be able to copy small files fine. When I try to move a lot of files it gets ...
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Recover partition from NTFS drive with folder structure

I ran disk utility and looked for errors on a NTFS drive that was working fine but had been ejected abruptly after the computer was forced to shut down. After that a bunch of errors just appeared in ...
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Finder error -50 when moving files from external NTFS hard disk

As per title, I'm using a external NTFS hard disk for storage (guess it doesn't matter the type, but I can give more informations if needed). It happen many times, however, that I receive Finder error ...
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Any Issues Using Non-HFS+ As Data Partition?

Boot Camping with a 3rd partition (I know it's non-standard) for data sharing/ease of reinstallations, and possibly to keep applications too… Options are exFAT or NTFS-3G. I went with exFAT originally ...
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Autodeleting resource forks on FAT disks

I totally hate to see those .dsstore and resource files on my windows disks. There is a free program that will autodelete those files on specified disks on logout/eject?