I am having trouble mounting one of my NTFS drives in OS X.

I've added the following entry to my fstab with the 'vifs' command.

UUID=UUID_FROM_DISK_UTILITY /data ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse

I have created the /data mountpoint with 'mkdir /data' and attempted to mount with 'mount -a'.

I get the following error:

mount_ntfs: UUID=UUID_FROM_DISK_UTILITY on /data: No such file or directory

Edit: I can mount with the disk utility, but not from the terminal.

What am I missing?

2 Answers 2



Native solution. No 3rd party drivers or software installs.


I've only ever mounted NTFS drives in /Volumes/ so what happens if you replace the /data with none and allow the System to choose the mount name?

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