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 also tried NTFS-3G and it's the same result - the system won't mount my NTFS drive unless I reverse to the default system files or settings (which only allow me to read NTFS, without enabling the write feature).

Did Apple disable NTFS write? Why?

Also I tried Tuxera NTFS and it gives me this error message: enter image description here


4 Answers 4


I updated my guide - turns out the issue is that osxfuse is just needed with ntfs-3g - fuse4x has to be removed.



In my experience, using paragon NTFS drivers works perfectly.

  • no paragon NTFS doesn't work
    – aeroxy
    Mar 4, 2014 at 0:50

I found a description on how to use NTFS-3G. According to this source updated March 2014, the package ntfs-3g is updated and you have to sym link the mount_ntfs file to a new destination, so if you have set up before and have updated your brew you may need to unlink a few dependencies and definitely link to the new destination mount_ntfs destination. Also on completion when a ntfs disk is mounted a new error is displayed but the disk still mounts and is read/writable.


I personally updated to 10.9.2 without problems with my NTFS drives. The only problem copying onto an NTFS Drive takes very long. I have installed in my system preferences OSXFUSE 2.6.2 and NTFS-3G 2010.10.2



no paragon NTFS doesn't work either. The solution I had was:

In the terminal:

brew remove osxfuse
brew remove fuse4x
brew remove NTFS-3G
  • Then remove everything in /etc/fstab

  • Restart the computer

  • Install Tuxera

  • Plug in the hard-drive, get an error message

  • Eject the hard-drive

  • Restart the computer

  • Plug in the hard-drive, now it works!

I think 10.9.2 installs some additional files that removed the support for NTFS-3G. For now I am happy with using Tuxera - and if anyone finds out how to use NTFS-3G, please share!

  • But you can't sudo brew... Mar 4, 2014 at 7:37
  • Sorry, I wrote this with my memory. You don't need sudo before the brew. Instead, if you have installed fuse4x you need to remove the files - so the command is sudo rf "location."
    – aeroxy
    Mar 4, 2014 at 19:03
  • This doesn't work for me "sudo: brew: command not found" in fact i have tried all the solution on the net and nothing worked. Help please!
    – user79238
    May 29, 2014 at 0:21
  • You might have to install brew. What version is your OS X system?
    – aeroxy
    Jul 14, 2014 at 2:48

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