Questions tagged [ntfs]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
86
votes
13answers
88k views

Write in NTFS using Mavericks [duplicate]

I was able to read and write NTFS filesystems normally in Mountain Lion, but after the upgrade this stopped to work. I installed ntfs-3g and fuse4x using homebrew in Mountain Lion and followed the ...
76
votes
9answers
134k views

Write to NTFS-formated drives on Yosemite [duplicate]

I sometimes need to mount USB drives that are NTFS formatted and write to them. On Mavericks I achieved this using the Homebrew formula ntfs-3g which depends on osxfuse. After upgrading to Yosemite, ...
56
votes
7answers
44k views

How do I write to NTFS drives in OS X?

What is the best, easiest, preferably cheapest way to make OS X write to NTFS-formatted drives in Mac OS X?
51
votes
9answers
139k views

How can I view hidden files in the Finder?

I noticed that whenever I add files and delete them, their physical space remains on the disk drive. I uninstalled NTFS Tuxera and I still have the same problem. So I had to insert the disk under my ...
19
votes
4answers
269k views

How to format a disk to NTFS using Mac OS X

I am looking for a simple GUI based way to format drives to NTFS (Windows) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
17
votes
4answers
8k views

FAT or exFAT or NTFS

I recently brought Western Digital's Passport Essential, and will be using with my MacBook (running Snow Leopard), MacBook Air (running Lion) and Windows 7 Desktop. I should be able to read-write data ...
17
votes
4answers
17k views

Cross-Platform File System file sharing between MAC, WINDOWS, LINUX?

I've a laptop with triple boot, Yosemite, Windows 8.1, CentOS 7, and need a partition for sharing files between the 3 os's, i've been using exFAT, as it is supported by OSX & Windows but had some ...
16
votes
2answers
17k views

Best File System for Sharing Between OS X and Windows

What is currently the best file system to use for drives that are regularly accessed (both reading and writing) from both Windows and OS X on a single machine using BootCamp. The most important points ...
15
votes
2answers
12k views

NTFS-3G unmounts NTFS partitions because it “did not receive signal in 15 seconds”—what signal?

After upgrading to Lion, NTFS-3G has been encountering problems. I uninstalled NTFS-3G and MacFUSE, reinstalled them and rebooted; but the problem still exists: After connecting an USB-disk that has ...
13
votes
4answers
14k views

NTFS support on El Capitan [duplicate]

Just a quick question, is NTFS supported on El Capitan? I just plugged in my external hard drive and I am able to copy stuff from it, but not write to it. I guess only read mode is supported?
13
votes
4answers
64k views

How to write on FAT32 and NTFS from Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

What is the best free software for OS X Mountain Lion for enabling write support for FAT32 and NTFS?
8
votes
1answer
62k views

How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X, MacFUSE, NTFS-3G

I want to switch to Tuxera NTFS for better support. But don’t know how to uninstall all these apps before completely switching to Tuxera. I also install fuse_wait.pkg but I am not sure how to ...
8
votes
3answers
11k views

How to write fstab rules for an NTFS volume if the volume has no LABEL or UUID?

Basically, I was following this tutorial to enable writing to an NTFS Volume (which works when the Volume has a LABEL or UUID). I have an external USB drive with an NTFS volume that doesn't seem to ...
7
votes
5answers
16k views

Cannot edit /etc/fstab to let NTFS drives write

I have Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks. I want to write to NTFS drives. I followed the instructions here. The following command was not allowed to run: $ sudo echo "UUID=7575C85E-F6F7-4ABD-B7FB-6180B795DD81 ...
7
votes
4answers
25k views

How can I repair an NTFS partition from Lion?

What free tool can I use to repair an NTFS partition under Lion. I already have Tuxera NTFS on it and I do not want to install windows for this task.
7
votes
2answers
21k views

Mount FAT32 partition (external drive) on Mac

I have an external disk drive of 2TB with two partitions, one NTFS and another with FAT32 format. The NTFS partition is automatically mounted when i plug the device using Paragon NTFS but I don't ...
7
votes
3answers
45k views

Time Machine - can it share external drive with Windows backups?

I just got a 2TB external hard drive, and I want to use it to backup my 3 Windows computers and my MacBook Pro. If possible, I would like to create 4 subdirectories on the external drive - one ...
7
votes
4answers
51k views

Alternative to Tuxera NTFS and MacFUSE?

Im trying to mount files to an NTFS format drive, I read on the internet that either Tuxera NTFS or MacFuse work for such things. However TuxeraNTFS filled my USB drive with space that should be free ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I share NTFS folder from OSX Lion to Window 7

I have an NTFS drive in my mac and use paragon to read and write from it. All good. I now want to share it with my windows 7 pc. I did this by using the "File Sharing" feature in System Preferences. ...
6
votes
4answers
28k views

How can I convert a NTFS drive to HFS+ without having to move the data?

How can I convert a NTFS drive to HFS+ without having to move the data? It is an external drive of 2TB and I don't want to spend too much time moving the data. This is required in order to be able ...
6
votes
6answers
9k views

Backing up a Boot Camp partition

I see in the Time Machine options that my Boot Camp partition is excluded. I haven't even tried to remove it from the list of exceptions since I have read that Time Machine will not work with NTFS ...
6
votes
5answers
48k views

Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 doesn't see NTFS disk (OS X 10.11 El Capitan)

I upgraded my Yosemite to El Capitan few days ago. Also recently Paragon sent me an e-mail with an offer of free upgrade from version 12 to 14. Since I bought ver. 12, I decided to install version 14. ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
8k views

Problem with mounting NTFS USB HDD via Tuxera in Lion

I've just updated to Lion and noticed that I cannot mount my NTFS USB HDD. I'm using Tuxera and it gives me the error listed below. Has anybody encountered this error? Any working solution will be ...
5
votes
5answers
14k views

Enabling Time Machine for a USB HDD with NTFS

When I've plugged in my USB HDD (WD Passort Elite) for the first time, the system had asked me whether I want to use this HDD as time machine drive. I've chosen smth like 'decide later' and continued ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

Enable writing to NTFS harddrive with non-standard name on Mac

I have a lot of NTFS hard drives back when I used a Windows PC. I'm trying to write to these drives with my Macbook Pro on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. I'm going through this tutorial. I have to write this ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Has Lion Native NTFS read/write support improved?

I know about the other third-party options out there, this is more to do with the native stuff that comes bundled from Apple. For years Snow Leopard has had notoriously bad NTFS read-write support ...
4
votes
1answer
138 views

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; ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How to share an iTunes library between Mac & Windows?

i have two SSDs and one HDD in my computer. One SSD runs OS X and one SSD runs Windows. On the HDD i have my iTunes Library and Music Files. I want to use the same library on both OSs. I used this ...
4
votes
4answers
19k views

Writing to an NTFS volume is disabled on 10.9.2?

Hi I recently upgraded to 10.9.2 and I cannot write to NTFS anymore - in fact I cannot mount NTFS anymore unless I removed the the lines that allow me to write NTFS in the past in /etc/fstab... I ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

How to uninstall NTFS-free?

I'm a pc user that started using OS X a while ago. I installed ntfs-free to be able to write in my external NTFS devices and it worked fine, but with the last OS X update it stopped working. In ...
4
votes
3answers
14k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

“Operation can't be completed because item with name already exists” error with Paragon NTFS

I reinstalled Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on my 2013 MacBook Pro, today, and I've been having an issue copying files from my NTFS formatted external drive using Paragon NTFS. This issue was not ...
4
votes
2answers
294 views

Why 2 same files have different size on NTFS?

I have 2 same files residing on an NTFS filesystem: Romans-MacBook-Pro:cut poma$ md5 src.mov MD5 (src.mov) = 7d59d01e5efffe3a258eff86d8b775a0 Romans-MacBook-Pro:cut poma$ md5 copy.mov MD5 (copy.mov)...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

NTFS-3G partition name contains increasing number

When using NTFS-3G using OSXFuse installed via Homebrew, my Windows drives are mounted but contain a number that is increased every time the volume is mounted: These numbers don't seem to be limited. ...
3
votes
5answers
2k views

Using NTFS External drive [duplicate]

I'm new to MAC OS. Using MacOSX 10.9.1 (Mavericks). My external HDD is formatted with NTFS. I need some rock-solid, free solution for reading and writing to this HDD. Any suggestions?
3
votes
2answers
985 views

Why doesn't Apple ship and support FOSS drivers for NTFS write capabilities?

Is there a reason Apple does not allow for NTFS write support, even when Linux (free, open source) solutions can? Why don't they just utilize those existing solutions to support read and write for ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

How to enable NTFS 3G? [duplicate]

It is a common issue Mac users, when you try open NTFS external storage you allowed only read mode. And of course there are some solution. One of them it is NTFS 3G - free alternative. I followed ...
3
votes
1answer
12k views

Location of /etc/fstab in El Capitan

I want to activate the NTFS support. But I can't find the /etc/fstab on my mac. osx 10.11.5 El Capitan
3
votes
5answers
3k views

How can I change an NTFS Volume UUID?

I just upgraded my Mac to Mac OS X El Capitan and I wanted to update my Windows 7 to Windows 10. But, before that, I need to make a backup of my Windows partition. As I've done it before, I have a ...
3
votes
2answers
504 views

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, ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

NTFS Drivers on Mac [duplicate]

I recently purchased a MacBook Air. I have an external 3TB Hard Drive that I would like to use, however, I have used this drive to backup files from my desktop (Windows) computer and the drive is ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

NTFS drive is not mounted after changing /etc/fstab

I edited the fstab file in order to enable writing on ntfs drives and added all three of my external ntfs drives to it. Two of them work fine. The third one which I added by label because it did not ...
3
votes
1answer
791 views

Format External Western Digital Drive to be used with only Mac

I recently ordered Western Digital My PassPort Essential. I will get it by tomorrow evening. It comes pre-formatted using NTFS file-type. I need to format it, to be used with My MacBook Pro (i.e., ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

How can I use NTFS-3G installed using MacPorts?

After upgrading to Lion I'm having problem mounting NTFS drives in read/write mode. This is because NTFS-3G distributed by Tuxera does not work with Lion. At their suggestion I installed NTFS-3G ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

RW mounted NTFS drive not shown in finder

I mounted my NTFS drive in OSX with UUID=<some-uuid> none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse in fstab, but finder does not show the drive. I can do open /Volumes/drivename and will see the files and can ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

backing up an OSX image to an NTFS drive?

I would like to make an image of my entire OSX install, so that I may restore to it if necessary. I'd LOVE to have incremental backups, so bonus points if anyone can figure out how I can do this! I'...
3
votes
2answers
48k views

USB drive stuck on read only

So my usb drive is stuck on read only and I have tried many different options which I have gotten from different websites. I have tried to restore/erase in disk utility but the options are greyed ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Will NTFS-3G and FUSE work out of the box if I upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion?

On Snow Leopard I already have NTFS-3G (2010.10.2) and FUSE (MacFUSE Framework 2.2.1). I managed to install them and it works like a charm. If I upgrade to Mountain Lion, does the operating system ...