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

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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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Show NTFS drives on Desktop

I have r/w permissions on my NTFS drive from Terminal by editing the fstab file with: sudo nano /etc/fstab adding LABEL=drivename none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse However, due to the nobrowse option, ...
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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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Can't Mount any External NTFS Hard Drive

I can't mount and use any hard drive formatted in NTFS, ExFat and FAT32 volumes are fine. Those hard drive work fine on other platforms (Ubuntu). The problem occurred after I uninstalled SSHFS, ...
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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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A way to clone APFS and NTFS partitions from Mac OS?

I own a MacBook Pro and use dual-boot (MacOS and Windows). My 500gb internal SSD disk is partitioned like this: 400GB APFS volume with MacOS installed 100GB NTFS volume with Bootcamp installed I use ...
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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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Thumbnail preview for search results on NTFS drive

Image file icons are not shown in thumbnail preview when viewing search result. It is shown in thumbnail preview when on NTFS drive, normal browsing, not search result on HFS/APFS drive, either ...
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Boot Win from another computer on mac using external disk and Parallels?

I have Win 7 laptop and mbp. I removed disk from Win laptop and plugged on mbp as external disk. Windows 7 is on NTFS partition. Since I have NTFS for Mac by Paragon I can read/write to that partition....
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Once I’ve lost Icon data stored in Resource Fork saving to NTFS, can those files be repaired?

How can I repair the Icon in Resource Fork from a folder copied to a NTFS disk? I recently backed up my dying SSD onto a NTFS drive using an older Snow Leopard Machine and almost all my data was ...
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Using dd to image a corrupted Windows disk?

What is the proper way to use dd (or anything else - asr?) to create an image of a corrupted yet readable Windows disk? If what I am using (see below) is correct, then is it possible that an image of ...
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NAS sharing SMB

If I use a NAS for file sharing and use SMB do Mac users loose all Metadata capabilities ? Specifically color labeling and the use of Spotlight searching ?
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Terminal not working correctly inside external NTFS drive High Sierra

I would like to write to my NTFS drive that I used to use with a Windows computer. This Hard drive is an external portable hard drive. I have tried to follow this tutorial: and have read this post: ...
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Boot Camp Assistant stuck on creating partition due to EFI formatted as NTFS

Boot Camp Assistant is stuck on ‘create a partition’. I have followed the guide as answered in the question Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition? but it didn't work after step 8. After ...
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Missing space on GPT drive sharing FAT and APFS volumes

I have a 500GB SSD with a 280GB NTFS volume, and a 180GB APFS container. The output from diskutil and gdisk are below. I resized the NTFS volume to 280GB from 300GB using the disk mgmt MMC in Win7. ...
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How to edit files on/copy to an NFTS external hard drive? [duplicate]

I've got a WD MyBook external hard drive formatted in NTFS with files on it. How can I edit files already on it as well as paste files to it? I've installing Mounty and when I try to re-mount it read-...
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External HDD not properly recognized

Today I connected my external HDD (WD elements) to my MBP and it was not recognised properly. The disk has two partitions, one an NTFS partition with some files and the other a Veracrypt partition. ...
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NTFS drive isn't writable even after installing Fuse

I have installed fuse using steps which are linked below in an article. Each and every step was successful but after mounting my WD external drive, still it was not writable. Everywhere I found same ...
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Bootcamp assistant hides partitions to windows?

macBook pro mid 2014, High Sierra, Windows 10, Ubuntu I used Bootcamp assistant to resize one unique partition to make space for Windows NTFS partition, then I used Windows disk manager to resize ...
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How do I Undelete a Bootcamp drive back to NTFS

I have a recently formatted an (MS-DOS)Fat disk inside my mac. The problem is, this was my BOOTCAMP drive formatted in NTFS. I have read a bit on how to use fsck to (undelete) a drive and watched a ...
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How to create exFAT or NTFS RAID 1

I am looking for a way to create a RAID 1 Volume from macOS Sierra with a format that will be readable from both Mac and Linux. Using DiskUtility I can not seem to find a way to format the RAID in ...
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Unable to mount NTFS external HD

I have a 1TB Samsung M3 that I mostly use to read files, and not writing. I've always used it as read-only (the standard way OS X will mount NTFS disks) and never had any problem. However today I had ...
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Finder takes forever to open a directory with a lot of subfolders on NTFS or NAS

On my external NTFS HDD I have my music collection with over 3800 artists in it, which is structured like this: /Music/Artist/Year - Album/, each artist as a separate sub-folder. When I try to open ...
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External USB NTFS drive not recognized in macOS High Sierra

My external USB drive, formatted as NTFS, is no longer being recognized in High Sierra. As soon as I plug it in I get the following error message: I tried running First Aid in Disk Utility but it ...
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Time Machine + PC backup to single external hard drive

Does "backing up" read/write data to a hard drive? I'd like to backup both my Mac (using Time Machine) & my PC to a single 3 TB Seagate external hard drive using the USB port on my wireless ...
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Format a partition to NT and lose access to partition

I have a 2 TB external drive. It contains two volumes (disk2s1 & disk2s2): ~ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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How should I recover my NTFS partition that I have accidentally deleted on my Mac

I have a 2 TB external HDD that was divided in 2 partition: First partition: 280 GB Second partition: 1720 GB I accidentally delete the second partition. Here are several steps that I already did; ...
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Can't see external HDD partition in Disk Utility

I have a TB external HDD divided in 2 partition: First partition: 280 GB Second partition: 1720 GB Initially, both partitions were NTFS. Then, I formatted the first partition to macOS Extended FS, ...
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SanDisk SSD Extreme 500 not detected by macOS High Sierra

I have an external SSD device which is randomly mounted in my MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra (anyway, I had this problem even in Yosemite, it is not OS related). I've formatted the SSD with ...
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Paragon NTFS app version problem, how to update?

I have a little problem (not me, a friend). He bought a 1TB HDD with some service files, including Paragon NTFS 11.3.11 (he bought this HDD with his Mac, which shipped with Mac OS X version 10.10 or ...
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Can macOS High Sierra write to NTFS external drives?

I have updated my MacBook Pro to macOS High Sierra 10.13. I previously used Paragon NTFS but now it's not working so I uninstalled it. However I noticed I can still read and write to my external hard ...
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Resized Boot Camp partition from within Windows - Mac HDD with OS X is no longer bootable

I decided to Resize my Boot Camp partition so I freed up 100GB from OS X and used EaseUS to "merge" my C:\ drive on Windows with that 100GB floating space (yes it was a mistake..) Upon restarting, ...
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After upgrading to High Sierra NTFS format mobile HDD fails to load

I encountered a problem after upgrading to High Sierra. I have a mobile hard drive which is NTFS formatted (USB 3.0). When I connect my hard drive to the computer, it doesn't appear in Finder. It can ...
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How to read/write from/to a NTFS formatted External HDD on MacOS high Sierra?

With the introduction of APFS in MacOS high sierra I am unable to read/write from/to my external HDD which is formatted in NTFS. I need this case because I regularly switch between windows and mac and ...
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Can you read and write from and to APFS under High Sierra to FAT external hard-drives?

Like many I have backups on external hard-drives, some are in HFS and others are in FAT32 or NTFS. What happens to those backups with APFS ? I won't be able to access, read and write to or from them ...
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Tuxera NTFS and High Sierra

I just installed High Sierra Developer Beta 8 on my 2015 Macbook Pro and I haven't been able to make Tuxera NTFS work with it. A few searches on Google seem to indicate that it does work with High ...
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Cannot rename into certain file names on NTFS

I have a strange problem. I have an external NTFS disk, and would like to rename a file. However, when I try to rename it in Finder, I get "Error -36". In the Terminal, I get mv: failed to access '...
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Block level copy a NTFS data drive in a Mac Pro to a new, empty drive

Is there a way I can perform a block level copy of an NTFS data drive (used in Parallels) to a new empty drive? The source drive is a 750GB NTFS formatted drive used for backing up files from a ...
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Seagate NTFS “image not recognized”

Recently bought a seagate backup plus HDD, and cannot write via MBP. I can see it in disk utility and USB device tree. Under disk utility I can successfully use first aid but still cannot copy files ...
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1TB NTFS Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external HD won't mount on Mac Mini

I've been using my 2.5" 1TB external GoFlex HD on my Mac and it has been running pretty fine until last week when it stopped mounting out of the blue. BTW It is NTFS-formatted because from time to ...
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How do I uninstall Tuxera NTFS?

I wanted to remove the NTFS support I installed using Tuxera NTFS. When I checked out my preference pane, the option seems to have been greyed out. How do I uninstall it now? I tried disabling it but ...