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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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Write to NTFS-formated drives on Yosemite

I sometimes need to mount USB drives that are NTFS formatted and write to them. On Mavericks I achieved this using the Homebrew formula ntfs-3g which depends on osxfuse. After upgrading to Yosemite, ...
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How do I write to NTFS drives in OS X?

What is the best, easiest, preferably cheapest way to make OS X write to 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 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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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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Cross-Platform File System file sharing between MAC, WINDOWS, LINUX?

I've a laptop with triple boot, Yosemite, Windows 8.1, CentOS 7, and need a partition for sharing files between the 3 os's, i've been using exFAT, as it is supported by OSX & Windows but had some ...
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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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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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How to uninstall NTFS-free?

I'm a pc user that started using OS X a while ago. I installed ntfs-free to be able to write in my external NTFS devices and it worked fine, but with the last OS X update it stopped working. In ...
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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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Why 2 same files have different size on NTFS?

I have 2 same files residing on an NTFS filesystem: Romans-MacBook-Pro:cut poma$ md5 src.mov MD5 (src.mov) = 7d59d01e5efffe3a258eff86d8b775a0 Romans-MacBook-Pro:cut poma$ md5 copy.mov MD5 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NTFS-3G partition name contains increasing number

When using NTFS-3G using OSXFuse installed via Homebrew, my Windows drives are mounted but contain a number that is increased every time the volume is mounted: These numbers don't seem to be ...
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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 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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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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NTFS Drivers on Mac [duplicate]

I recently purchased a MacBook Air. I have an external 3TB Hard Drive that I would like to use, however, I have used this drive to backup files from my desktop (Windows) computer and the drive is ...
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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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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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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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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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Spotlight says it is indexing an external drive, but actually no search

Spotlight says it is indexing: % mdutil -s /Volumes/TOSHIBA\ EXT /Volumes/TOSHIBA EXT: Indexing enabled. There is a .Spotlight-V100 folder: . ├── Store-V2 │   └── ...
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What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.)

What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.) I have an NTFS data drive in a Windows machine that I might move to an external hard drive enclosure, if I can use Tags with ...
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How to write fstab rules for an NTFS volume if the volume has no LABEL or UUID?

Basically, I was following this tutorial to enable writing to an NTFS Volume (which works when the Volume has a LABEL or UUID). I have an external USB drive with an NTFS volume that doesn't seem to ...
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Trouble Mounting NTFS drive on OS X 10.9

Mounting NTFS drives works in OS X natively. Mounting drives with fstab is common and can be seen here and here and here. I was able to successfully do it with the following addition to my fstab. ...
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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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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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Enable writing to NTFS harddrive with non-standard name on Mac

I have a lot of NTFS hard drives back when I used a Windows PC. I'm trying to write to these drives with my Macbook Pro on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. I'm going through this tutorial. I have to write this ...
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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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Do files lose their UTI when copied to another file system?

From what I understand, if you create a file on OS X it will have a Uniform Type Identifier. I'm not sure if it's part of the file system or the file itself. If you copy the file to another file ...