I found the proper way to do this (also works for Yosemite):
Install Homebrew and cask if you don't already have them:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"
brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
Uninstall any previous versions of osxfuse (unsigned kexts are banned now):
brew cask uninstall ...
If you have brewed osxfuse installed, you have to uninstall it, because unsigned kexts are banned now. Type:
brew cask uninstall osxfuse
On the other hand, if you don't have Homebrew at all, download it:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Updating Homebrew is recommended.
This answer is for latest compatibility for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave.
Install latest osxfuse (3.x.x) from GitHub. Or install it with Homebrew as follow:
brew cask install osxfuse
Install latest NTFS-3G with Homebrew as follow:
brew install ntfs-3g
Auto-mount NTFS volumes in read-write mode:
Quickly mount a NTFS disk read/write on all recent OS X (including Yosemite, El Capitan):
Open Application -> Utilities -> Terminal
Type mount and look for the line with your disk. It will show something like: /dev/disk3s1 on /Volumes/MyDisk (ntfs, local, noowners, nobrowse)
Type the following in the Terminal, replacing /dev/diskXsX with your disk as shown ...
OS X can default read NTFS disks, but not write to them.
NTFS for Mac OS X (10 Days Trial): I use this one, and it does the job very well. When the driver is installed, you format your NTFS disks with Disk Utility where you select Windows NT Filesystem as the format.
Tuxera NTFS for Mac (15 Days Trial): I haven't tried this one,...
I tested this on Mountain lion and it is free and you don't need to reboot. It uses OS X's native NTFS drivers.
Plug-in your device
Write in Terminal diskutil list and look for IDENTIFIER where TYPE is Windows_NTFS.
In this case it is disk1s1
Then run the following:
diskutil unmount /dev/disk1s1
sudo mount -w -t ntfs -o rw,...
I normally use Paragon NTFS, but just tried this method with 10.10.1 and it seems to work after a rudimentary test [created a folder and copied few small files]
After disabling Paragon, a NTFS-formatted flash drive is not writeable:
I added that drive and the requisite flags to my fstab file:
Then unmounted and reinserted the flash drive. Note that it no ...
To enable NTFS write support on OS X 10.11 El Capitan or macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Install latest osxfuse (3.x.x) from https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/releases. (you don't need MacFUSE Compatibility Layer) or from Homebrew with brew cask install osxfuse.
Install latest NTFS-3G (2016.2.22) from Homebrew. (you need Xcode)
brew install ntfs-3g
If you have followed those instructions then you've installed three packages.
fuse_wait just replaces a single file of the NTFS-3G install with an updated version. So you don't really need to do anything to uninstall this package; when you remove NTFS-3G it should automatically remove that updated version.
To remove NTFS-3G either open the NTFS-3G ...
This is so easy and you don't need to install any 3rd party application or driver. No reboot required.
Find out the name of your "Volume"
Create or Update your /etc/fstab file. Replace "My040Passport" with the name of your "Volume". you can do this by typing sudo vi /etc/fstab into Terminal. You will be prompted for your password.
# Warning ...
# create area to mount FAT partition
mount -t msdos /dev/diskXXX /fat_mount
^ Thats how to mount fat drives/partitions in Mac OS, also useful for single user mode recovery. Note I think some versions may ship with "mount_msdos" as opposed to using "mount -t msdos" but I haven't used enough to say for sure.
Your preferred setup is not possible: OS X can't share an NTFS disk with Windows for backup because Time Machine needs HFS+ (from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427):
Manually preparing a new disk for Time Machine
If you want to partition the disk, click the Partition tab and
select a layout. Make sure "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" is ...
I've done this kind of thing for years and can probably help you avoid the same pains I went through.
Cloud storage would be ideal for some use-cases, but sketchy on privacy/security without additional work, and not necessarily suitable for use cases involving a large amount of data. (I've worked around security/privacy issues with transparent per-file ...
This answer is aimed at latest compatibility for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Install latest osxfuse (3.x.x) from https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/releases or from Homebrew with brew cask install osxfuse.
Install latest NTFS-3G (2015.3.14) from Homebrew (http://brew.sh/).
brew install ntfs-3g
Link NTFS-3G to boot after temporary disabling System ...
The uninstall button runs the following script, located at
if [ "$0" != "/bin/uninstall-for-real" ]; then
echo "Reexecuting script from memory."
/bin/bash -c "`cat \"$0\"`" "/bin/uninstall-for-real" "$@"; exit $?
echo "In-memory execution ...
You'll need to have ntfs-3g driver and FUSE for macOS which extends the file handling capabilities of the OS. Both these things are open source.
I am not explaining the downloading and installation instructions here because the link below has explained each and everything on how to make NTFS drive work with macOS. This worked successfully on my macOS Sierra....
You can use the UUID instead of the volume label however a word of warning about using the built-in NTFS Write capability of OS X... It's not stable and I'd highly recommend using a third party utility. I use the paid version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac and enable/disable as needed. IMO it's faster and more safe then the built-in.
/etc/fstab doesn't exist by default, only if anything has previously needed it. fstab itself is merely a text file. If nothing has previously needed one, you can make it yourself.
The standard header appears to be a comment with vague instructions as to how the syntax works...
# Identifier mount point fs type options1
below that is your ...
While you can use NTFS-3G for accessing NTFS drives, it should be noted that recent versions of macOS support writing to NTFS drives natively. This option however is hidden from the GUI and you'd normally need the terminal to do it:
sudo mount -t ntfs -o rw,auto,nobrowse /dev/disk3s1 ~/ntfs-volume
Uwe Hollatz created Mounty, which is ...
Can't say that using MacFUSE and NTFS-3G for MacFUSE is the easiest way, but they are free and that's great!:) I've used them for about a year until bought 500GB external Seagate HDD and got Paragon NTFS for Mac driver for free from Seagate site: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/. Works stable for a month, no ...
Try NTFS-FREE, works for me on ML:
This program allows MacOSX to access Microsoft NTFS formatted harddrives connected by USB port. A modified version of the original Linux code, this program is packaged as a easy-to-use installer so that normal users can install it without hassle
Here's how to do a one-time mount using ntfs-3g (coeur's answer but for one time use). This way doesn't require you to boot into safe mode or use csrutil at all.
NB: using ntfs-3g this way is rumored to be "safer" for write access than the built-in ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse mount option:
Install latest osxfuse (3.x.x) from https://github.com/osxfuse/...
Over the network it does not matter what file system is used on the hardware drive, because the computer hosting the drive (making it available through the network) will access it. Your Mac will just make generalized requests over the network for files, folders, etc. and the host will access the file system and serve the files. Network requests are ...
You need sudo to perform the write to /etc/fstab and not the echo. Try:
echo "xyz" | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab > /dev/null
I added the > /dev/null to suppress the echoing of the long UUID (which I abbreviated "xyz" for clarity's sake). You can skip the > /dev/null part and it will function the same as the command you listed.
Install fuxe4x and ntfs-3g
brew install fuse4x && brew install ntfs-3g
Replace (with backup) the mount_ntfs:
sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig
sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs
Get info on fuxe4x-kext
brew info fuse4x-kext
You should be given two lines based on your version that ...
I certainly don't speak for Apple, but to me a simple reason is that any code that Apple ships is installed across the globe and the code could have vulnerabilities, bugs or worse in it. Even perfect code has support costs associated with integration and end user support. Unless you want to pick a specific library, let's assume the popular OSS packages are ...
In order to remove MacFUSE, you can following this guide. So:
Access the root account: sudo su
Execute uninstallation scripts:
Additionally you can ...
Run these commands to show hidden files
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool TRUE
These for hiding
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool FALSE
Note: f in com.apple.finder is small & F in Finder is capital.