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BOOM! I found the proper way to do this: Get brew if you don't have by doing: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" After that: brew update brew upgrade osxfuse brew upgrade ntfs-3g sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs brew info ...


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To enable the Finder to show all files (including "hidden" ones), you can type the following command in at the command prompt in Terminal: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES; killall -HUP Finder The first part sets a hidden preference so the finder shows all files; the second part restarts the Finder so these preferences take effect ...


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FAT Fat is definitely off the table since it only supports files up to 4GB. So you won't be able to transfer files over 4GB like you stated in your question. exFAT exFAT won't have this limit since it's capable of supporting files up to 16 exabytes (16.000.000 terabytes). It's an excellent format for your flash drives and/or external (not internal!) hard ...


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You can also create a service like this in Automator: [[ $(defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles) = 1 ]] && b=false || b=true defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool $b killall Finder open -a Finder Then give it a shortcut from System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services.


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MacFuse is pretty much abandonware, and hasn't been updated since 2009. There is a new project called OSXFuse that is picking up where MacFuse left off and is compatible with Lion: http://osxfuse.github.com/ Also, as of 10/25/2011, the easy download location for the open source NTFS-3G ...


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If you're working exclusively with Win7 machines (i.e. no Vista or XP), and 10.6.6 or greater on the Mac side, try exFAT. Native read/write support under Win7 and OS X, and none of the file size limits of FAT32. Disk Utility will happily format your drives using it. As long as you don't need legacy support, it's probably your best option, as it avoids any ...


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At the moment, the only free way for NTFS write access without using abandoned software is using NTFS-3G along with FUSE for OS X. There's a guide for that in the FUSE for OS X wiki. If you need NTFS writing a lot you might be better off using Tuxera or Paragon, both commercial but more faster and more bulletproof solutions. As pointed out in the comments, ...


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This is so easy and you don't need to install any 3rd party application or driver. No reboot required. Find out the name of your "Volume" Open Terminal Create or Update your /etc/fstab file. Replace "My040Passport" with the name of your "Volume". you can do this by typing sudo vi /etc/fstab into Terminal. You will be prompted for your password. # # ...


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Simple and faster: In Finder click on Go Hold down Option key and hidden directories & files will appear. Click on required directory or file.


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You can't backup to an NTFS formatted disk as stated below: Note: Every available disk that can be used to store backups is listed. If you’ve partitioned a disk, the available partitions are listed. Time Machine can’t back up to an external disk that's connected to an AirPort Extreme, or to an iPod, iDisk, or a disk formatted for Microsoft Windows (NTFS ...


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I stumbled on a post on IM.GETTING(THIS);, which explained the issue — and even provided a fix! The problem seems to stem from the binary "fuse_wait" from NTFS-3G that's run as a final part of the mounting procedure - for some reason it can't detect that ntfs-3g mounted the volume and stays on a hopeless loop trying to detect this condition until it ...


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Sorry but there is no way to reformat a Hard Drive while keeping the current data intact. You can either move the data off, reformat to HFS+ then move the data back on or add a second partition that is HFS+, move the data to that partition then remove the old NTFS partition and expand the HFS+ one.


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For Open/Save dialogs, you can do CMD/shift/.(period) This should toggle hidden files visibility.


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Try NTFS-FREE, works for me on ML: This program allows MacOSX to access Microsoft NTFS formatted harddrives connected by USB port. A modified version of the original Linux code, this program is packaged as a easy-to-use installer so that normal users can install it without hassle http://sourceforge.net/projects/ntfsfree/


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The only format that support all of your requirements is ExFAT. It is natively supported by Win7, Lion and Snow Leopard (from 10.6.5, I believe).


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I certainly don't speak for Apple, but to me a simple reason is that any code that Apple ships is installed across the globe and the code could have vulnerabilities, bugs or worse in it. Even perfect code has support costs associated with integration and end user support. Unless you want to pick a specific library, let's assume the popular OSS packages are ...


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Use ntfs-3g: Install Homebrew ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" Install fuxe4x and ntfs-3g brew install fuse4x && brew install ntfs-3g Replace (with backup) the mount_ntfs: sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs Get info on fuxe4x-kext ...


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I had the same setup as you, and since upgrading to 10.9 I can't write to NTFS. The solution I ended up going with (at least for the short term,) was to use Paragon's NTFS for Mac® OS X 11. It seems to work fine, and has a 10 day free trial. Hopefully a better method will be found soon, but I got tired of messing with it. Another option that I didn't try ...


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Fuse4x + Ntfs-3g works on OS X Lion. All freeware. Install Homebrew. In Terminal, type brew install Fuse4x. Next, type brew install ntfs-3g. Type brew info fuse4x-kext . Enter the 2 lines of $ sudo code separately at the start of the text given. Type brew info ntfs-3g . Enter the 2 lines of code separately after the line "To replace the default Mac OSX ...


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The simplest solution would be to use MacFUSE and NTFS-3G for MacFUSE, though as of this post only Tuxera NTFS ( ~$35 USD) and PARAGON Software NTFS for OS X v.9.0 ($19.95 USD) support 10.7. You can grab the source for free from Tuxera for free, however. As of OS X 10.6 you can natively enable NTFS support, though your mileage may vary. Follow this writeup ...


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You should back up your Windows partition while booted into Windows, using Windows-compatible backup software, and you must backup to an external drive that is NTFS-formatted, whether it is over Ethernet, USB, FireWire or whatever else you can work out. Do not try to use a physical hard drive that has one partition formatted for Mac or Time Machine, and ...


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I tested this on Mountain lion and it is free and you don't need to reboot. It uses OS X's native NTFS drivers. Plug-in your device Write in Terminal diskutil list and look for IDENTIFIER where TYPE is Windows_NTFS. In this case it is disk1s1 Then run the following: diskutil unmount /dev/disk1s1 cd /Volumes mkdir Elements sudo mount -w -t ntfs -o ...


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I had the same problem, and after a search over the web, I found the following updated package of macfuse that worked for me: http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg


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This is the reason why you can't share your NTFS drive from OSX to Windows: In OSX Lion Apple replaced the open source samba with apples own version which unfortunately ignores anything that isn't hpfs. So it hasn't anything to do with your drivers or such. This topic was discussed at length at MacRumors. The proposed solution is to install XCode and ...


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I would actually recommend a 4th option - HFS+. I'm using Paragon HFS+ for Windows and its working very well. For $20 I am very happy with it and it definitely had advantages on the Mac side that you will not get with exFAT (TimeMachine, resizability, larger file sizes).


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I haven't seen any credible reports that NTFS write support has improved with Lion. It was in Snow Leopard and still is disabled natively. As, it's not supported by Apple, getting a good third party plug in to enable that feature is as mandatory with Lion as it was with Snow Leopard.


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From the Tuxera for Mac manual: 3.3 Checking and repairing NTFS file systems There is only limited support for checking and repairing NTFS file systems at this time. The best way to repair a damaged NTFS volume is using chkdsk in Windows. If you install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X, you will find that it includes a utility called ntfsfix, which can repair some ...


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Run these commands to show hidden files defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder These for hiding defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder Note: f in com.apple.finder is small & F in Finder is capital.


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There are several programs that provide NTFS support. However, I would hesitate to claim that any of these programs can provide 100% compatibility and support. Here's a subset of the NTFS list in Richard Austin's Blog Champion's discussion of OS X file system choices: Tuxera - I've used this program with no issues in Lion and Mountain Lion Paragon - site ...


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OS X can default read NTFS disks, but not write to them. Possible solutions/options: NTFS for Mac OS X (10 Days Trial): I use this one, and it does the job very well. When the driver is installed, you format your NTFS disks with Disk Utility where you select Windows NT Filesystem as the format. Tuxera NTFS for Mac (15 Days Trial): I haven't tried this ...



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