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

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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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Spotlight says it is indexing an external drive, but actually no search

Spotlight says it is indexing: % mdutil -s /Volumes/TOSHIBA\ EXT /Volumes/TOSHIBA EXT: Indexing enabled. There is a .Spotlight-V100 folder: . ├── Store-V2 │   └── BC758E30-9A07-4193-BEE7-...
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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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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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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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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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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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ExFat HDD changed to NTFS after power interrupt

I installed on my iMac with Sierra the Paragon NTFS tool. I copied some files from NTFS to the ExFat partition and then suddenly the mac was hanging and rebooting. I was sure it wasn't good for the ...
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Hard Drive: I can see it in /Volumes, but it does not show up in Finder

I'm connecting my external Hard Drive on my Mac. It's a NTFS drive. It used to show up normally on Finder's sidebar and Desktop as well, but it doesn't anymore. But it does show up in /Volumes folder....
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What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.)

What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.) I have an NTFS data drive in a Windows machine that I might move to an external hard drive enclosure, if I can use Tags with ...
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Recover partition from NTFS drive with folder structure

I ran disk utility and looked for errors on a NTFS drive that was working fine but had been ejected abruptly after the computer was forced to shut down. After that a bunch of errors just appeared in ...
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What kind of partition should I use for a shared network drive used mostly un Mac?

I have a 2TB external USB drive that I'm using to share things in my home network. Now the drive is connected to my Mac Mini, that is supposed to act like a file server. Currently the drive is ...
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With Lion, Problems Accessing Shared NTFS Folders with SMB://

We are testing a local login script that we created for our Macintosh users on Lion. It has worked fine on all OS X versions prior to 10.7. Listed below is the script that we are using. When we run ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to mount VeraCrypt full disk encrypted volume in read write mode under macOS?

I am able to mount VeraCrypt full disk encrypted volume under macOS Sierra, but I am not able to write to it. The VeraCrypt disk shows read-only as false, but I don't have permission to write. The ...
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How can I configure write-enabled auto-mounting of NTFS drives?

I am using macOS Sierra 10.12.3 I'm new to Macs and just encountered the problem, that Macs don't open ntfs formatted external drives by default. Well, since I am not new to linux, I just added the ...
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Mac Pro (Desktop) missing NTFS SATA Drive in VMware Fusion Boot Camp

Background: I have a Mac Pro early-2008 DESKTOP :) with 3 HDD installed: 1 SATA OSX journaled HDD 1 SATA SSD partitioned with my OSX and Bootcamp for Windows 10 1 SATA NTFS formatted drive for use ...
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Format a SSD from Mac OS Extended to NTFS

I have a SSD formated in Mac OS Extended, and I want to format it to NTFS because I will use it on Windows. To do it, I installed Paragon. I rebooted my MacBook. I checked if the driver was actived, ...
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Cannot Mount NTFS devices on Yosemite

I've recently upgrade my iMac to Yosemite. So far, NTFS devices (such as pen dirves or hard drives) were not a problem, but with Yosemite I can't even mount them. I can see the devices with the Disk ...
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Permission denied problem on just one NTFS folder

I have an old (Maxtor One Touch) 300G drive that years ago I used for backing up files from a Windows PC. It's NTFS. On my (MacBook Pro, Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013, Yosemite 10.10.2) system I can ...
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Mounted Share Drive showed incorrect Last Opened Date at “Get Info” dialog

I have a shared drive mounted via SMB. The "Get Info" page shows that the Last Opened time is January 1, 1970, which is obviously impossible. What is the cause of the issue, and is it possible to fix ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot create a folder or access it at specific location on Mavericks

Cannot create a directory and can neither go into directory. $/Volumes/Iomega_HDD/Movies is an Windows NTFS file system mounted on my OS X Mavericks so in the Movies folder if I try to create folder ...
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NTFS-Bootcamp-partition thinks it is a FAT partition

I'm running 10.8.3 Snow Leopard and installed Windows 7 x64 using Bootcamp. Both system are running fine. I couldn't use the bootcamp-partition inside in Parallels and then I read about Tuxera NTFS ...
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Trouble accessing ntfs drives in mac os x

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 ...
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What “defaults” command is used to enable NTFS write support in OS X

I remember long time back I came across some terminal command (something like: defaults write...) to enable ntfs write support on OS X. When I am searching for the command now I can see only either of ...