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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support Storage Devices
Snow Leopard has the ability to mount NTFS volumes as read/write, but it's not enabled by default -- just read only is supported, as in 10.5. Here's how to get full read/write support for NTFS drives in Snow Leopard. First, uninstall NTFS-3G or Paragon if you're using either one.

Here's how to get read/write support for NTFS drives in Snow Leopard:
  1. In Terminal, type diskutil info /Volumes/volume_name, where volume_name is the name of the NTFS volume. From the output, copy the Volume UUID value to the clipboard.
  2. Back up /etc/fstab if you have it; it shouldn't be there in a default install.
  3. Type sudo nano /etc/fstab.
  4. In the editor, type UUID=, then paste the UUID number you copied from the clipboard. Type a Space, then type none ntfs rw. The final line should look like this: UUID=123-456-789 none ntfs rw, where 123-456-789 is the UUID you copied in the first step.
  5. Repeat the above steps for any other NTFS drives/partitions you have.
  6. Save the file and quit nano (Control-X, Y, Enter), then restart your system.
After rebooting, NTFS partitions should natively have read and write support. This works with both 32- and 64-bit kernels. Support is quite good and fast, and it even recognizes file attributes such as hidden files. My thanks go to Chrysaor, a MacRumors user who brought this to our attention.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, as I don't have any NTFS drives on my Snow Leopard machines. There may be good reasons why Apple left support disabled, so use at your own risk. Mac OS X Hints reader Jakimowicz submitted a similar hint which pointed out the free NTSF Mounter utility, which lets you enable read/write on NTFS volumes via a simple GUI.]
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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: melo on Oct 01, '09 09:00:13AM

If you need just one-off change to writable you might try this: after you have your volume mounted do:

sudo mount -u -w /Volumes/ntfs_volume_name

It should work but I don't have a NTFS handy to test this on.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: ScooterComputer on Oct 01, '09 09:49:13AM

Should work. Doesn't work.



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WARNING!
Authored by: ScooterComputer on Oct 01, '09 09:56:35AM

I should also mention that at both the MacRumors forum (mentioned) and the Apple forums there has been considerable reporting that doing this leads to system instability and possible loss of data. BE WARNED!

Plus, for the record, if you create that fstab entry you may begin seeing a line appear in your Console logs stating:
"automount: Mount for UUID=1234-567-8910 has no path for the directory to mount"
resulting from an idiotic parsing bug in 'fstab.c'. You can safely ignore it.


(And using mount's '-f' force option doesn't help the aforementioned comment suggestion either.)



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Jakimowicz on Oct 01, '09 10:00:45AM

mount_ntfs does not support -u or -w flag, you can't remount it.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: JimMcKeany on Aug 29, '12 08:12:51AM

On 10.7 or 10.8 (i.e. Lion or Mountain Lion), you need to use OS X FUSE, with a certain patch.. check this out: <a href="http://bitly.com/PO0CV7">http://bitly.com/PO0CV7</a>



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: nschum on Oct 01, '09 09:58:20AM

I think there are good reasons... After doing some heavy copying my file system got corrupted. Windows' chkdsk /f could recover most files, but some directories were messed up.

Sure, maybe the disk is broken, or M-x butterfly flipped an unfortunate bit, but any NTFS problem Windows won't fix automatically seems suspicious to me. I'll return to NTFS-3G...



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: sarwargs on Oct 01, '09 11:19:45AM
I think native NTFS support in snow leopard is not a finished product, that is why it is not enabled. Most of people who use this way to support NTFS drive face many problems. I also tried this hint couple of weeks back, but it didn't work for me. For more reference, please see:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=785376&highlight=sudo+nano+%2Fetc%2Ffstab.

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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: V.K. on Oct 01, '09 12:58:07PM

This is a great hint but some caveats are definitely in order. Be VERY careful using this feature as it appears to be quite buggy which is undoubtedly the reason it wasn't turned on by default by Apple or advertised in any way. The Macrumors thread that the OP refers to has plenty of posts by people having various issues with this feature. Personally, I got a kernel panic in the middle of a write to an NTFS drive less than an hour after I enabled NTFS writing following this hint. Running chkdks in windows seems to have fixed the problem but still...



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: limbikity on Oct 01, '09 02:10:35PM

well i can't even get my Windows 7 NTFS partition to mount...

disk utility lists it as a FAT partition, which is incorrect. in the disk list it says "disk0s3" but when i try to mount it it fails silently, nothing even in the log file. i've never been able to mount the disk in Snow Leopard since i've installed Windows 7, maybe it has something to do with how i erased the partition during the install? Windows 7 reports the partition as healthy when scanned using chkdsk.

anyone have any ideas? i wish i didn't have to boot into windows to transfer files between the volumes.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Michelasso on Oct 06, '09 06:03:37AM

Do you have Paragon NTFS or NTFS-3G installed? If so get a rid of them, they caused me thousands of problems with the bootcamp partition in Snow Leopard.

Then if Disk Utility shows /dev/disk0s3 instead of BootCamp or whatever, and worse as a FAT32 fs, I really don't understand how you manage to boot from the Bootcamp partition.

Sorry if I can't help much, but this GUID/MBR partition table is a nightmare. I spent one week to be able to install Windows 7 in bootcamp and have it working in Parallels as well.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: limbikity on Feb 18, '10 11:23:54AM

this past weekend, after being fed up with not being able to see the windows partition, i decided to start from scratch. i should mention that the first Windows 7 Pro disc i had, i downloaded from my school's MSDNAA website and burned the iso directly. this disc, for some reason or another, would freeze upon the "completeling installation..." stage of the install. at the time, i did some research and people were saying that to get past this freeze, one had to delete the partition created by Boot Camp Assistant (BCA) and create a new partition while in the Windows 7 installer. this is where my problem stems from. knowing this, i downloaded another "retail" iso from a bittorrent site just in case my MSDNAA iso was corrupted somehow (since i already had a legitimate key, it didn't matter where the install source came from).

***BEWARE, doing this is DANGEROUS, and could leave you with a non-working system if you do not follow carefully!

1) Make a backup of any important files you have on your current Windows partition. Since you cannot access the volume on Mac OS X, this means you must boot into Windows and copy what you want to another drive or partition. Additionally, make sure you have a very recent Time Machine backup.
2) Boot from your Snow Leopard install DVD and bring up Disk Utility. Erase your Mac's internal HD, so that there is only one partition, and it is formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Then, quit Disk Utility and bring up the Time Machine Restore window of the installer. Restore your Mac from the latest backup. This could take a while.
3) Boot back into Mac OS X on your recently-restored HD. Bring up Boot Camp Assistant and partition your disk to whatever size you prefer. Insert your Windows 7 disc and restart.
4) When the Windows installer starts, click through the series of prompts until it brings you to a list of your internal disks. Click once to select the partition labeled "BOOTCAMP" and click FORMAT. Once this is complete, continue with your install.

and that's it! all is well in Windows land!



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Bruno Grieco on Oct 01, '09 05:25:53PM

AFAIK, Mac OS never had NTFS write capabilities because it's ILEGAL !

Microsoft licenses NTFS drivers for read-only purposes. Only Windows is supposed to have write access.

OMG, heck, this reminds me of Apple Vs. Psystar...



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: tatilsever on Oct 02, '09 08:19:00AM

Unless users of NTFS volumes sign an agreement that prohibits them from writing to that volume by anything other than Windows, users are free to do whatever they wish that volume. If somebody can reverse engineer how to write to it, everything should be OK. However, any company that licenses read access ability from Microsoft may have to promise not to distribute software that provides write access.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: mindsnare1349 on Oct 01, '09 05:26:01PM

Can't recommend it. I tried that a month ago when it was on MacRumors, and after a week or so I could no more boot the XP partition cause files were missing in system32. I never found out what actually caused it but I am pretty sure SuperDuper was involved. If not, something else did bad on the WIN partition cause i hardly used it to copy anything. I changed the Icon though.

I did what I can to revive WIN XP, but it was not possible. Over 1 Gb missing in the system folders. Had to reinstall.

Won't touch that "hint" again, i' m sure.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: packhater on Oct 02, '09 08:13:43AM

This looks pretty similar to the hint I submitted on the 24th....


I found quite the interesting thing the other day. I hadn't seen any info on it anywhere so I was quite surprised when I saw it. Now maybe I missed it somewhere along the line and maybe some of you already know it but here it is.

I had setup a clean install of SL on my MBP 13inch a few weeks ago but I chose not to install windows again for a bit. After installing rEFIt I noticed that the old MBR still showed up on the boot screen. I thought that removing the BootCamp partition would get rid of it but I guess not. After a bit of research, I figured I had either 2 choices, wipe out my HD and start again with a freshly partitioned drive or just reinstall Windows.

So I chose to install Windows 7 RTM. After doing so and loading the BootCamp drivers, I noticed in My Computer, there was my Mac HD. Low and behold I was able to read my Mac HD.

WTH?? :)

I don't know if it was the BC drivers or Windows 7 had built in HFS read capabilities but none the less, I could do it.

So that got me thinking. I had setup Windows again so I was going to want to access its data from the SL side as well. I had used Paragon before but their current version does not run under 64bit SL yet. I believe I've seen some other drivers for free around the net that seemed to work just as well so I started my search.

That's when I came upon this. According to some sources, SL was supposed to have native RW capabilities. Well I found some info that enables that Write support.


1 - Open Terminal

2 - Type "diskutil info /Volumes/volume_name"

3 - Copy the Volume UUID number

On my system the /etc/fstab file was named fstab.hd

There was some text inside that reads:

"IGNORE THIS FILE.
This file does nothing, contains no useful data, and might go away in
future releases. Do not depend on this file or its contents."

I just commented those out with a ; in front of each line

4 - sudo vi /etc/fstab.hd to edit the /etc/fstab.hd

5 - add the UUID line that you copied from step 3 and add "none ntfs rw" to the end
Mine looks like this....
UUID=905ABB3A-683C-4805-9758-68C4CD783252 none ntfs rw

Save the file. If you have fstab then you're done with it.
If you have fstab.hd then you'll have to copy it or move it to fstab

cp fstab.hd fstab
or
mv fstab.hd fstab


If you have other NTFS partitions, you can do the same for those so you'll need multiple UUID lines.

Restart and you'll notice that your Windows drive now reports in a Get Info window as "You can Read and Write"
You'll also notice that the diskutil info command you used earlier now says:
Read-Only Media: No
Read-Only Volume: No

I have not experienced any problems yet but if anyone out there knows any, please let us know.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: packhater on Oct 02, '09 08:21:25AM

Also.....is anyone running 10.6.1 where this doesn't work? I haven't updated so I haven't tested yet.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: robg on Oct 02, '09 09:00:41AM

Just so everyone knows, both hints were in the queue, but the one that was published was there first. That's usually how I make the call when two near-identical hints are submitted.

(There are exceptions, if one hint is incomplete or seems to be incorrect, then I'll use the newer, more correct submission.)

-rob.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: packhater on Oct 02, '09 08:22:38AM

Also.....is anyone running 10.6.1 where this doesn't work? I haven't updated so I haven't tested yet.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: vykor on Oct 02, '09 08:42:44AM

Yeah... I'd be careful about turning this on for regular use. All non-Microsoft write-capable drivers are reverse-engineered (think of it as a team of people poking at the filesystem in various ways and documenting its behavior), since NTFS is a closed proprietary filesystem with no published specs for write drivers. The moment that Microsoft changes a small detail in the filesystem via an automatic update, you could potentially destroy your NTFS volume. Further, as smart as the reverse-engineers must have been, I'd bet they don't have everything 100 percent perfect; it's hard to cover all edge cases in a complex system like this.

The Linux NTFS drivers have been around for awhile, though, so for one-off uses it might be ok. When you really must write to NTFS, turn this on, do your write, and turn it off. If nothing broke, count your blessings and move on. Don't tempt fate :)



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: lordmorgul on Oct 05, '09 01:02:23AM

I've been using NTFS-3G for years doing daily accesses to my NTFS backup drives and dual or triple boot configured machines. Yes, there is a possibility that corruption or damage could occur... but I've literally written hundreds of gigabytes to NTFS drives without ever having it happen. It is a very robust and well fleshed out driver package. In all honesty... I'd be more concerned about a Windows box BSODing and leaving my disk damaged than I ever would be concerned about a Linux or OSX machine writing bad data through NTFS-3G.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: packhater on Oct 02, '09 08:52:25AM

Another way by iBlacky....


http://www.tool-box.info/blog/archives/1193-Snow-Leopards-NTFS-readwrite-support.html


sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig
sudo nano /sbin/mount_ntfs
#!/bin/sh
/sbin/mount_ntfs.orig -o rw "$@"
(press Enter, Ctrl-O, Enter, Ctrl-X in sequence)
sudo chown root:wheel /sbin/mount_ntfs
sudo chmod 755 /sbin/mount_ntfs
reboot



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: systemsboy on Oct 03, '09 08:46:34AM

In my experience NTFS does not work well for Final Cut Pro workflows. The behavior is erratic — files are sometimes unable to open or save, render files are unrecognized, etc.

I like the idea of using NTFS for dual-platform work, but I have to agree with may others here that it is not yet ready for prime time, particularly if you're working with FCP which seems to be fairly picky about file systems and which seems to prefer HFS+.

-systemsboy



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: playdrums on Oct 04, '09 12:14:39AM

"sudo nano /etc/fstab"

You should be using vifs to edit fstab files. Using nano to do this is not safe.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: corienti on Oct 04, '09 02:35:49PM

You more accurately should have said:

"If you prefer to take a safer route with editing fstab, use vifs. It is easy to make a mistake editing fstab by hand and can cause significant problems, so if you are not familiar with it, you should probably use vifs"

or something to that effect.

Using nano (or better, vi) (regular vi or vim, that is) to edit fstab is perfectly safe if you know what you are doing.

A blanket "using nano to edit fstab is not safe" is not correct. It is only unsafe if you don't know what you are doing.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 05, '09 04:22:56PM
Thanks for really confusing the issue!

The original comment is correct: You should only ever use vifs to edit /etc/fstab. This is because vifs includes some file-locking functionality to prevent simultaneous edits.

...but you can have your cake and eat it. Simply set export EDITOR=nano beforehand. Put that it in your .bashrc for added delight.

There. You both happy now? :-P

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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: corienti on Oct 08, '09 01:38:45AM

I didn't know about the locking - that is interesting.

I still disagree however. How many people besides me are ever going to be logged into my machine as root and updating fstab at the same time? I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader. Hint: the total number of people including me is less than two.

I grew up on Solaris (and I'm not as old as you think; I only started when Solaris 9 was around). There is no vifs on Solaris. Not even in Solaris 10.
NB fstab on Solaris is called vfstab.

Even on my servers at work (there have many), which are a mix of Solaris, RHEL (Linux), and OpenBSD... how many people are ever going to be updating fstab/vfstab simultaneously on the same server? Same answer.

However do people avoid this terrible risk of locking contention of multiple people updating fstab/vfstab at the same time??
It doesn't happen.

Don't worry though, nobody's confused here! I'm not going to start doing something totally and utterly unnecessary like using a custom tool to update fstab, when a regular text editor is 100% sufficient and perfect for the job.
And for anyone who's familiar with what they're doing, I'd personally recommend not bothering with a custom and unnecessary tool like vifs. Whatever will they do when they get on a server that doesn't have vifs at all, like Solaris? They won't ever be able to update vfstab!

Interesting about the locking feature though, I do admit. Entirely superfluous of course, but interesting nonetheless.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: foolie87 on Oct 14, '09 12:36:51AM

hi
can anyone pls show how to enable read/write for multiple drives? like the actual terminal commands? cos im real terminal noob.. thanks



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: chopper72 on Oct 19, '09 04:33:19PM

I did loads of research into this and this works great and is free and easy!!

http://www.interrupt19.com/2009/10/01/full-ntfs-read-write-support-os-x/

enjoy your NTFS drives.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: marcio175 on Nov 22, '09 04:14:05AM

I had just followed above steps and it worked perfected. I used a HDD External drive Sansung.
In the beggining I could only READ but now after these steps I can READ & WRITE on HDD External Disk.
Thank you guys !!



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: ax86 on Apr 21, '10 03:25:13PM

The method is good and fast enough. But it is not stable. Last time I tried to use my external drive with 2 NTFS partitions, I got that Spotlight freezed and when I tried to remove the drive the system crashed with message that I need to hold the power button to reboot my MacBook Pro... Not so good.
Before that native NTFS write support maked contents of whole directory unreachable. I had to use chkdsk to fix the issue. It took 3 hour of my time...
I think it's better to use ntfs-3g. It's not so fast. But it's more stable.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: yurutken on May 06, '10 04:40:08AM

I 've tried this one for my external ntfs hd. first days it worked without problems, but after a few days it started to make problems. when I tried to checkdsk it with windows, hd was messed up badly.
But same errors are also occuring if you ignore macfuse ntfs-3g's warnings and mount a hd with dirty bit. I also tried it to find out what kind of errors can possibly occur.
I hope someday ms starts to use hfs :)



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Jay Imerman on Jun 29, '10 05:07:59PM

I have a couple of questions/concerns. First, I am mounting an external USB drive - are there any differences/issues I have to be concerned with?

Second, I can't find a UUID. When I run the diskutil command, here's what I get. Can I use the Device Identifier or Node instead?

Device Identifier: disk1s1
Device Node: /dev/disk1s1
Part Of Whole: disk1
Device / Media Name: Untitled 1

Volume Name: RNA_WD1
Escaped with Unicode: RNA_WD1

Mounted: Yes
Mount Point: /Volumes/RNA_WD1
Escaped with Unicode: /Volumes/RNA_WD1

File System: None

Partition Type: Windows_NTFS
Bootable: Not bootable
Media Type: Generic
Protocol: USB
SMART Status: Not Supported

Total Size: 749.4 GB (749446354944 Bytes) (exactly 1463762412 512-Byte-Blocks)
Volume Free Space: Not Applicable

Read-Only Media: No
Read-Only Volume: No (no filesystem)
Ejectable: Yes

Whole: No
Internal: No



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No UUID shown
Authored by: junk666 on Jul 23, '10 02:22:39AM

All of my drives except the one that is NTFS show a UUID. What's up with that?



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: evangraj on Oct 01, '10 07:56:47AM

Hello. I am using Mac OS.X vs 10.5.8 and I could never find my ntfs UUID so was not able to go though these steps. However, upon reinstalling macfuse and ntfs 3g, i can now not write to my NTFS drive at all. The permissions used to say custom where as now they say read only. I have uninstalled and reinstalled macfuse and ntfs 3g several times and no luck.

Furthermore if I try to mount it using the terminal I get the following error:
MacStar-2:dev rockstar$ sudo mount -v -t ntfs-3g /dev/disk1 '/Volumes/My Book'
Failed to startup volume : Invalid argument
Couldn't mount device '/dev/disk1' : Invalid argument
Failed to startup volume : Invalid argument
Couldn't mount device '/dev/disk1' : Invalid argument
[Mount] ERROR: Mounting /dev/disk1 as /Volumes/My Book failed! Output: Error opening '/dev/rdisk1': Resource busy
Failed to mount '/dev/rdisk1': Resource busy
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.

Please help.

Edited on Oct 01, '10 08:55:08AM by evangraj



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: bsarfatty on Oct 30, '10 03:36:51PM

WARNING: DO NOT ACTIVATE THIS!!!

It is not stable. I used this to just connect up my old PC's hard drive to access the files. It worked for about two days, where I could read and write. Then suddenly, the partition I enabled r/w through the fstab mod appeared empty. The partitiion I had not enabled r/w on still worked. I read elsewhere to run CHDISK, so I re-installed the drive on a PC and it found lots of errors on the partition I used r/w on. Still calculating data loss. The partition I did not modify, again is fine. So it's not a disk issue, it's a problem using this mod.

DON'T DO IT!

Has anyone had luck, problems using NTFS 3-G?



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New MBP writes to NTFS without any changes
Authored by: elarsen on Nov 21, '10 01:19:42AM

I just got my new MBP and to my surprise it wrote to shared Windows 7 Pro shared drives without any problems whatsoever. It also wrote perfectly to my shared Drobo drives but the WIndows shared drives was a surprise. I did not make any configurations on my Mac. It worked out-of-the-box. Any comments?



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: shamusmc on Feb 04, '11 09:18:08PM

I have a 2006 iMac, setup with Win Vista in bootcamp. I tried this hint and I have lost the ability to see any data or boot into my Windows partition. I can see the partition in finder and can see that there is x.xx gb left available but no files can be seen I know my files are there but I was bad and not backed up some work files. I have older versions and can rebuilt my data but I would like any hints on how to recover my partition.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: eastendlights on Mar 18, '11 08:50:27PM

I agree - this mod works but is not stable and dangerous. I nearly lost 1TB of data, my external NTFS drive appeared empty after i wrote a file to it. hooked it back up to a windows machine, and it found errors and the errors were fiixed and all the files are back... (I think). but don't take your chances.

be best off using bootcamp partition on parallels to read files off your mac drive, then write to the NTFS external drive. a bit of a workaround, but it will do. better than losing important data.



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Mephist13 on Apr 22, '11 06:23:54AM

Well, if you need read-write access to NTFS volumes just try Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X or NTFS-3G (NTFS-3G is free, but not very reliable).



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: vijay60 on May 11, '11 09:54:33PM

Thanks a lot!! Paragon is working for me now..!!



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: peterkmoch on Apr 24, '11 12:57:07AM
If your device doesn't have a UUID, you can use the label instead, which is just the name of the folder that represents it in volumes.
So if your NTFS drive appears as /Volumes/MyDisk, open terminal, type:
sudo pico /etc/fstab
And add a line:
LABEL=MyDisk none ntfs rw

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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: emailboy on Apr 25, '11 04:54:03PM

On 10.5, I just use the 'mount' command in Terminal.

E.g.,: mkdir /foo/bar
mount some_nfs_vol:some_dir /foo/bar

I've been using this for years to enable read/write access to NFS volumes.

Am I missing something about why this doesn't work on 10.5 or 10.6?



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: alpinadvl on Dec 18, '11 03:31:54PM

Does anyone know if the stability "issues" have been worked out with OS X Lion ?

if not, curious what others are using with Lion.... to enable NTFS "write" ability ?



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: chironx on Feb 07, '12 05:44:20AM

In OSX Lion, install NTFS-3G then install OXFUSE from http://osxfuse.github.com/
While installing OXFUSE tick the box to install the compatibility layer. It will replace the FUSE installed by NTFS-3G. Now I can read and write to my Bootcamp drive :-)



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: Fravadona on May 15, '12 03:48:50PM

It works on Lion !!!

BUT you have to copy /System/Library/Extensions/ntfs.kext from a 10.6.8 box and edit the fstab as revelation316 described




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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: ohaugen on Sep 13, '12 02:19:08AM

Hi simply updated to the last version of MACFUSE (2.0) and it solved my prob.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23729/macfuse



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: sirkingchase on Apr 07, '13 10:00:26AM

You dont have to screw around with /etc/fstab That is not mac native and it is unnessary, unless you want to have that drive always mounted so it can get messed up.

Dont you Especially if you are working with a USB harddrive, you cant even get the UUID from that.

Only mount when you need it -

sudo mount -t ntfs -o rw /dev/disk3s1 /Volumes/NTFS

in there



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10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support
Authored by: mvmaastricht on Aug 01, '13 02:16:33AM
Seems like a nice tip, but doesn't work with my external USB NTFS 2,5 inch drive.

I get: mount_ntfs: /dev/disk1s1 on /Volumes/MyDrive: Resource busy

(while it's not busy)

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