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New Technology File System, a data format for storage devices under Microsoft Windows

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NTFS external drive no longer working after updating laptop to Sonoma

My Seagate external NTFS drive used to work with my Macbook (Intel chip still) when it was down at MacOS 10 and 12. Now that I've updated to Sonoma (14.5.1), I can see it via Disk Utility but not ...
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Using a "wine"-like app to format and mount NTFS volumes on macOS?

There are several apps (Wine wrappers) which can help executing windows executables on macOS. This is similar to what a VM does. As we know, we can use a VM to mount, read, and format NTFS drives. Can ...
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Who is trying to access NTFS?

A long time ago, I installed Paragon's NTFS drivers.  But I no longer any NTFS drives (since almost as long). But yesterday, I had a few apps open, and GraphicConverter had the focus, when this popped ...
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Monterey automount of ntfs RW partition

before writing I made a lot of trials and I did read a lot of posts and google results: the results are or very old and no more working or claiming the /etc/fstab solution is no more working and that ...
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How to safely copy data from Mac to Windows, preferably over network?

I am wondering what the most reliable method is to copy a large amount (1TB) of photos from a Mac computer (external HFS+ drive) to a Windows computer (external NTFS drive)? I am hoping to do this ...
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Unable to mount FAT32 drive on macOS: com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error -119930868

I have a USB drive that I formatted on a Windows system. I want to read the data on my Mac, which is using macOS 12 Monterey. However, the drive does not mount when I plug it in. Using Disk Utility to ...
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Unable to mount external NTFS hard drive unplugged without safely ejecting ("timed out waiting to mount")

I have an external NTFS hard drive that I am trying to mount on my Mac. It was working fine until I inadvertedly unplugged it before properly ejecting. I can see the disk with diskutil: /dev/disk3 (...
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Can't see files in mounted drive, but space is occupied

I was trying to make my external NTFS drive writable on macOS BigSur and followed a post, so I wrote the following commands: sudo umount /Volumes/Untitled sudo mkdir /Volumes/Mount sudo mount -t ntfs -...
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Dealing with NTFS external drive on macOS

I want to use an external NTFS drive on my Mac. I used paragon but since I changed my computer I don't have a license anymore and I would love to find a different method for using NTFS. I read about ...
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Error while disabling csrutil on macOS Catalina

I've tried to disable csrutil on Catalina by booting and repeatedly hitting EDIT: cmd+R. I've run the terminal and disabled csrutil. I get the error "failed to modify system integrity ...
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Using a 2TB SSD on a 2016 MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro was filled up by old iPhone backups. I need to clear them up before I can use it to do backup for the 4th phone of my family. I found I had a 2 TB external SSD and tried to copy things ...
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Changed /etc/fstab, now stuck in login

I changed the /etc/fstab file on my MacOS X Catalina in order to be able to write to NTFS hard drives. I opened the file in nano from Terminal and added the following line LABEL=drivename none ntfs rw,...
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Trying to disable “ignore ownership” option on NTFS partition, not much going right

Cloned a Boot Camp partition from my old Mac with dd (both thus being NTFS), but, unlike the original, it does not show in the boot menu. Research suggests this is because ownership is disabled. Thus ...
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External HDD listed in call to diskutil, but not in Disk Utility ot Finder

My question is similar to this one, except that my HDD does not appear in Disk Utility, nor Finder. The drive fell about a foot onto the floor. After that, I connected it, it mounted, and I started to ...
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How do I clone an installation of Windows 10 from macOS?

I have an external SSD which has a working copy of Windows 10 on it. I would like to transfer this copy of Windows 10 onto a different SSD. However, I do not currently have access to a Windows ...
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Finder cannot see any files on NTFS mount

I installed osxfuse and ntfs-3g and it worked well till today to read NTFS partitions. Since today, after brew upgrade yesterday, Finder cannot see any file in NTFS root or folders, though they show ...
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Drive boots but isn't "located"

The APFS drive I'm writing this text from cannot be located by macOS High Sierra. Everything that needs it misses whatever link is necessary to get to it. I can boot, I can use it, I cannot "find&...
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Copying greyed out files between drives

I am trying to copy data from an external NTFS drive to an exFAT drive. However, some files are greyed out and give me this error when I try to copy them: One or more items in “IMGP0029.AVI” can’t be ...
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What filesystem to use for a 10 TB drive connected to router with DD-WRT and Mac?

I am going to connect a hard drive to my router and let the router share the drive through SMB. The purpose is to backup my computers using Time Machine. I realise that if I ever need to restore a ...
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Restore a NTFS volume back up by Disk Utility

I have a Windows installation which I created with Bootcamp. Then I need to expand the volume to add more Software. So I use Disk Utility to create a DMG image for the Bootcamp volume. But after I ...
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NTFS-3G auto-mount arguments and disk utility

I setup NTFS-3G on MacOS Big Sur 11.2 and replaced the default ntfs_mount with NTFS-3G. However, I noticed a problem. Every time I plug in a NTFS I don't see any files show up in finder (but they do ...
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Why has the basic search function on external drives stopped working for one particular drive?

I use several NTFS external disks with my Catalina Mac (for PC file exchanges). None of them are Spotlight-indexed, and that's fine as it is not necessary: macOS has no trouble seaching the disks ...
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Using NTFS-3G to write to an external hard drive results in error code 100102

I have an external Seagate hard drive that is recognised and works on Windows computers but not on my MacBook Air which I am currently using. I am able to mount the hard drive in read-only mode but I ...
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How to unblock an NTFS volume from mounting? [duplicate]

Today I was no longer able to mount an NTFS volume (external HDD) that I use on a daily basis. I had the "Unformatted disk" error, prompting me to initialize (reformat) it. After scanning ...
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Cannot Write to Bootcamp After Installing Paragon NTFS for Mac

I ran a Windows 10 operating system on the bootcamp of my macbook pro 2015. However, after using that Windows system for a few years, it failed to boot (stuck at the logo) after an upgrade. I searched ...
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Mounting NTFS drive in read-write mode

I have a Seagate hard-disk which is formatted as NTFS in Windows and I use it regularly in Windows. I followed this article to install Paragon NTFS for mac and during the trial period I was able to ...
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Create a bootable NTFS drive on mac

I have a working MacBook Pro as well as an old Dell laptop with no OS installed whatsoever. I'm giving the old laptop to a friend and I bought a Windows 10 license to install for them. The problem is ...
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is Windows not supporting NTFS Bootcamp?

So I couldn’t seem to partition my Late 2013 Mac with Bootcamp to run Windows 10.. it would just continue to show the partition part of the step for hours and hours. I became pretty sure it wouldn’t ...
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External drive's files not showing, but I know it has been half-filled with data. It works fine on Ubuntu but not on macOS?

My external hard drive used to work just fine (my OS is Mojave) - I can read and write because I used NTFS Paragon software free trial. But now that I wiped all traces of said software, my external ...
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How to fix external hard disk NTFS READ ONLY? [duplicate]

On reinstalling MacOS Mojave, my NTFS hard drive became read-only. Previously, before reinstalling the OS I used to use applications like NTFS for MAC to be able to Read and Write on the disk, however ...
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How to remove unmounted drive folders from root directory

Recently I have noticed that in the / directory, there were a lot mounted volumes from my old NTFS drive (which I haven't been using for a long time). Several failed attempts to delete them are listed ...
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Folder on external, NTFS formated, drive empty after mounty and fstab changes

I have Mojave installed on Mac and an external NTFS formatted hard drive. a) tried to get writing permission via the terminal sudo nano /etc/fstab LABEL=NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse b) installed ...
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Macbook Pro with Bootcamp and shared partition?

I just got a Macbook and want to install Bootcamp to have access to some Windows only VST plugins. I want to use both platforms to continue making music. As I have tons of GB of audio project files I ...
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File lock kept opened even after closing the file, co-editing gone for toss in my Enterprise

The latest macOS 10.14.x and macOS 10.15.x have degraded their behavior with Word applications on network drives mapped via SMB. These network drives are shared drives on the Windows 2019 file server ...
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Copy with Finder from external HDD to MacHDD(data) fails with zero byte entry and no warnings or copy dialogue

I have an old NTFS backup disk (simple copy) used 2007-2014. Disk File system is OK. I can open the files (Canon raw images) from the HDD using applications on the Mac so the Mac talks to the HDD. ...
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An NTFS HDD'e R/W (Read/Write) speed becomes super low on macOS Catalina

I have a 1T WD Elements HDD formatted in NTFS that I use between Windows and macOS. On my macOS Catalina I replaced the Finder’s default NTFS driver with ntfs-3g by Tuxera, and I also have NTFS for ...
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Seagate External Hard Drive locked, can only read not write

What Happened: I plugged in my Seagate backup hard drive today (not Time Machine) after a few months and my computer can read the drive but not write to it. Two obvious problems: 1) The drive is ...
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Can there be problems copying files from AFPS to other file systems?

I have a simple question: I bought a NAS from Synology and I copy my files from macOS (my filesystem is AFPS) to the NAS with Samba, formatted in ext4. Sometimes I also copy files from AFPS to NTFS (I'...
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How To Strip All Finder Attributes for Some Device

After copying files to an NTFS and FAT Extended devices, I ended up with numerous misplaced finder attributes, due to the broken NTFS and FAT support in OSX's Finder. I.e. I get these can't be changed ...
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Can I use multiple partition external HDD connected to Apple Airport Extreme for Backups from both Mac and Windows PC

I have a 6TB external drive partitioned into two equal partitions. One is NTFS and the other is compatible with Time Machine backups. The drive is then connected to the Airport Extreme via USB. The ...
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ReFS (NTFS successor) filesystem support

Wikipedia says of ReFS: Resilient File System (ReFS), codenamed "Protogon", is a Microsoft proprietary file system introduced with Windows Server 2012 with the intent of becoming the "next ...
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Why is my iMac able to write to an NTFS external drive but not my MacBook Pro

My iMac (standalone desktop running Mojave) which is formatted as APFS is able to read and write to my Seagate external drive (which is formatted as NTFS). Yet my MacBook Pro (which was formatted as ...
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unable to find Paragon NTFS for Western Digital(WD) external drives

I have had Paragon NTFS 15's free version for Western Digital Drives. Just like Seagate offers. Somehow I had to erase my MacBook Pro and the software has been deleted. So now I am unable to find it ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Mac reformatted to NTFS don't mount on Mac

I have a Seagate Backup Plus Mac drive that, as the name implies, came with the HFS format for Mac. I reformatted it to NTFS to be compatible with a Windows PC (I was not working with Mac at the time)....
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How to stop "NTFS new version", or any notification for that matter?

I used paragon NTFS for a while and then deleted it from applications folder. I also removed the dmg file(I know it would not stop notifications). But I keep getting notifications like this everyday....
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Requirements for restoring a Time Machine backup from a sparsebundle?

I have a Time Machine sparsebundle backup on an NTFS volume on a USB drive. When I wanted to restore from it I connected it and the volume was mounted as read-only, but I was unable to mount the ...
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Using external NTFS drive from windows on mac with bootcamp

I am new to StackExchange so please pardon, if my request does not follow all best practices. My dad uses Windows 10 on a MacBook pro 2015 via Bootcamp. His backup data is on an external NTFS hard ...
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Disk encryption format for external drives that works on both macos and linux

Is there any disk encryption scheme or format that can be used on both macos and linux? Linux cannot read Apple's drive encryption format, and LUKS is not supported on MacOS. I tried using VeraCrypt ...
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Can't see newly created parition (and formatted as ExFat or NTFS) in Bootcamp (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I'm trying to resize my Bootcamp partition and finally shrunk my AFPS partition smaller and formatted the new partition to NTFS (and later to ExFAT) in hope to be able to see it in Windows and merge ...
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Cannot see ntfs-3g mounted drive files in Finder, but can in Terminal

I use Macports and installed ntfs-3g @2017.3.23 with: sudo port install ntfs-3g I'm able to mount drives with: sudo /opt/local/bin/ntfs-3g /dev/disk2s1 /Volumes/NTFS -olocal -oallow_other However, ...
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