I installed tuxera-ntfs in mac os x and am able to mount my external disks and use them without any issues.

I can delete files, copy files to my external disk and from my disk

But I am not able to cut the files(use the cmd+X) . Any files that I copied from my external disk to my mac, I face the same issue.

Also I am not able to change user permission by using chmod for any of the files.

I have two disks and the behaviour is the same in both of them

I want to know if this is a default behavior of using ntfs drives in mac or I am missing something.

  • Welcome to Ask Different! Please do not cross-post to multiple SE sites.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 3, 2015 at 14:32
  • Sorry about that. I did not know there was a stack exchange for apple. Did not know how to move the questions from superuser to here. Any knowledge of this weird thing that i am encountering.
    – prasanna
    Mar 3, 2015 at 16:47
  • I answered the first part over in SU. idk on the 2nd part, sorry. Not even sure how NTFS & what is essentially a nix command are going to get along. Did you try Get Info & see what is available there for perms?
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 3, 2015 at 16:51

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i use this i have not problems http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26288/ntfs you can try !

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    – dwightk
    Mar 3, 2015 at 21:45
  • nothing to comment i just said that this app would help him better. at least it have done with me. works very naturally and read ntfs file and write to because mac read but for some reason that i think is related with the license of use for mac. osx do not write in ntfs hard-disk or format partition with this format. but this plug in help make your operative system able to do it. i do understand that he alreay is using one that is not do it right. i have use this and works fine: macupdate.com/app/mac/26288/ntfs So probably he want to test that instead. Mar 3, 2015 at 23:42

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