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I found the proper way to do this (also works for Yosemite): Install Homebrew and cask if you don't already have them: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask Uninstall any previous versions of osxfuse (unsigned kexts are banned now): brew cask uninstall osxfuse ...


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Open Terminal. If you have brewed osxfuse installed, you have to uninstall it, because unsigned kexts are banned now. Type: brew cask uninstall osxfuse On the other hand, if you don't have Homebrew at all, download it: ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" Updating Homebrew is recommended. brew ...


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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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Updated at May 2015, with current solutions. Free solutions FUSE for OS X - Successor to MacFUSE NTFS-3G Last updated 2010, pretty much abandoned in favour of the Paid version, Tuxera, unless you want to build from source. Last version linked from http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html Paid solutions Paragon NTFS ...


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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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I normally use Paragon NTFS, but just tried this method with 10.10.1 and it seems to work after a rudimentary test [created a folder and copied few small files] After disabling Paragon, a NTFS-formatted flash drive is not writeable: I added that drive and the requisite flags to my fstab file: Then unmounted and reinserted the flash drive. Note that it ...


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Quickly mount a NTFS disk read/write on all recent OS X (including Yosemite, El Capitan): Open Application -> Utilities -> Terminal Type mount and look for the line with your disk. It will show something like: /dev/disk3s1 on /Volumes/MyDisk (ntfs, local, noowners, nobrowse) Type the following in the Terminal, replacing /dev/diskXsX with your disk as shown ...


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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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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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To enable NTFS write support on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Install latest osxfuse (3.x.x) from https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/releases. (you don't need MacFUSE Compatibility Layer) Install latest NTFS-3G (2015.3.14) from Homebrew (http://brew.sh/). (you need Xcode) As follow: brew install homebrew/fuse/ntfs-3g Link NTFS-3G to boot after temporary ...


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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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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 answer is aimed at latest compatibility for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Install latest osxfuse (3.x.x) from https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/releases. Install latest NTFS-3G (2015.3.14) from Homebrew (http://brew.sh/). As follow: brew install homebrew/fuse/ntfs-3g Link NTFS-3G to boot after temporary disabling System Integrity Protection. As ...


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


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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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Use ntfs-3g: Install Homebrew 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 brew info fuse4x-kext You should be given two lines based on your version that ...


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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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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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Not just in El Capitan. That's been the standard behaviour of OS X in regards to NTFS since at least 10.4 (which is the first version I used): you can read, but you can't write. In addition to the solutions mentioned above, you can also try NTFS-3G. Or, if you want to go the other way, there's an app called MacDrive for Windows which allows your PC to read ...


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


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Your preferred setup is not possible: OS X can't share an NTFS disk with Windows for backup because Time Machine needs HFS+ (from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427): Manually preparing a new disk for Time Machine (...) If you want to partition the disk, click the Partition tab and select a layout. Make sure "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" is ...


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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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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 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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