I have a Seagate Free Agent HDD drive with NTFS formatted.
Since there was trouble with writing to NTFS partition in Yosemite, I've installed
OSXFUSE from dmg package and ntfs-3g from homebrew and it becomes writeable.
But, I've noticed, that every time, I connect the hard drive, It mounts to the new folder.
OSX will normally create a directory/folder as the mount point in the /Volumes/ area for a drive. When you unmount the drive, the system should also remove all references of the mount point from /volumes/. I.e the folder it created.
But in this case when I unmount my drive the system is not clearing the mount point folder it created in /volumes/
for instance here is output of listing Volumes folder:
$ ls -l /Volumes/ total 16 d--x--x--x+ 3 root admin 102 Jan 24 12:57 FreeAgent Drive d--x--x--x+ 3 root admin 102 Jan 24 13:01 FreeAgent Drive 1 drwxrwxrwx 1 nikolaygolub staff 4096 Jan 9 01:35 FreeAgent Drive 2 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Jan 24 12:50 LV -> /
As you can see the old mount point folders still exist and each new one increments with a number increases.
I've tried to remove all folder after disc ejecting, but it didn't help. I've noticed following messages in log file:
24/01/15 13:02:10,654 ntfs-3g: Version 2014.2.15 external FUSE 27 24/01/15 13:02:10,654 ntfs-3g: Mounted /dev/disk3s1 (Read-Write, label "FreeAgent Drive", NTFS 3.1) 24/01/15 13:02:10,655 ntfs-3g: Cmdline options: volname=FreeAgent Drive 2,local,negative_vncache,auto_xattr,auto_cache,noatime,windows_names,user_xattr,inherit,uid=501,gid=20,allow_other,nodev,noowners,nosuid 24/01/15 13:02:10,655 ntfs-3g: Mount options: volname=FreeAgent Drive 2,local,negative_vncache,auto_xattr,auto_cache,allow_other,nodev,noowners,nosuid,allow_other,nonempty,noatime,default_permissions,fsname=/dev/disk3s1,blkdev,blksize=4096 24/01/15 13:02:10,655 ntfs-3g: Global ownership and permissions enforced, configuration type 1 24/01/15 13:02:10,764 fseventsd: failed to make the directory /Volumes/FreeAgent Drive 2/.fseventsd (5/Input/output error)
How can I fix this? It looks like a minor issue, but I don't want to periodically clean up folders after OS.
I want to achieve normal behavior for mounted NTFS drives: I want to be able to write to them and I don't want to manually delete folders, created during automount. I don't have any problems with that in OS X Mavericks.
P.s. Yosemite is the worst OS X ever.