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Hello,

It's come to my attention that my Snow Leopard install is not able to write to NTFS.

In past installs, I have used either NTFS-3G or MacFUSE, not sure which one.

 

So now I ask you guys... which of these two programs is the best (read: safest and most usable) for gaining the ability to write to NTFS formatted partitions/drives?

 

Or is it safest to just not do it at all? I've been told to stay away from both of these because they're unstable or something.

 

Please discuss, as this is a subject that will probably be brought up many more times. I've searched but haven't found any clear precise topics of this specification.

 

Cheers,

Proxin

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I have had problems with MacFuse and Paragon NTFS on the Mac, and Ubuntu Linux

when dealing with NTFS, its just not worth taking the chance

 

 

With MacFuse and Ubuntu I lost files, and Paragon NTFS made a corrupted directory

that could not be read or deleted buy ether Mac or Windows, had to re-format

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I have had problems with MacFuse and Paragon NTFS on the Mac, and Ubuntu Linux

when dealing with NTFS, its just not worth taking the chance

 

 

With MacFuse and Ubuntu I lost files, and Paragon NTFS made a corrupted directory

that could not be read or deleted buy ether Mac or Windows, had to re-format

What version of Paragon NTFS were you using at the time? Version 8 is supposed to be pretty impressive.

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What version of Paragon NTFS were you using at the time? Version 8 is supposed to be pretty impressive.

 

Paragon NTFS for Mac v6.5, the price was rite, it was free that day LOL :(

 

Seams like every few months they give it away for free.

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Paragon NTFS for Mac v6.5, the price was rite, it was free that day LOL :D

 

Seams like every few months they give it away for free.

From what I've read there have been a lot of improvements since v6.5.

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So has anyone tried NTFS-3G then?

And is this the same Paragon that is on Windows for editing partitions? If so, I have to say I hate that program >_>

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I have both MacFuse and NTFS-3G loaded on this hack at 10.6.2 and am able to read and write files from my XP VM which is NTFS. No corruption.

 

neil

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I have both MacFuse and NTFS-3G loaded on this hack at 10.6.2 and am able to read and write files from my XP VM which is NTFS. No corruption.

 

neil

 

Can you differentiate MacFuse and NTFS-3G? I don't exactly know what each one specifically does.

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I've been using Paragon NTFS-3G v8.0. No corruptions issues, nearly identical transfers speeds as NTFS drives in Windows 7, works great.

 

Definitely would recommend it.

 

MacFUSE is free, but it still seems a little vague to me on what it actually does.

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I've been using Paragon NTFS-3G v8.0. No corruptions issues, nearly identical transfers speeds as NTFS drives in Windows 7, works great.

 

Definitely would recommend it.

 

MacFUSE is free, but it still seems a little vague to me on what it actually does.

MacFUSE, like the original FUSE in Linux, allows developers to extend the number of filesystems available to the operating system without needing to write full kernel-mode drivers. NTFS-3G uses the FUSE interfaces to do it's thing, making the job quite a bit easier to manage.

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http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10153942

 

-create (or if exists: edit) the file /etc/fstab

-in it put the following statement: LABEL={ntsf-volume-label} none ntfs rw

-reboot the Mac

 

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http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...090913140023382

 

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.

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===================================================================

http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10153942

 

-create (or if exists: edit) the file /etc/fstab

-in it put the following statement: LABEL={ntsf-volume-label} none ntfs rw

-reboot the Mac

 

===================================================================

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?sto...090913140023382

 

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.

No, no, no!

Use that method at your own peril. It is very dangerous. I and many others have had all sorts of difficulties with that, i.e. file and disk corruption. I had to reinstall Windows after using that method many months ago.

Apple would have used that officially if it was reliable.

Paragon NTFS is the way to go.

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