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littleasian
Feb 26, 2011, 01:10 PM
i was wondering if anybody has been able to get ntfs support working for lion. i have an external drive that's formatted in either FAT or NTFS and when i plugged it in an error popped up saying it couldn't be mounted.

anyone else having this problem?



KiDo
Feb 26, 2011, 01:42 PM
Don't know if this helps but, when i insert my FAT32 usb key it mounts and works, read/write.

I can also access my bootcamp NTFS partition, but it won't write, so i don't think NTFS support is working ;)

newfoundglory
Feb 26, 2011, 01:51 PM
NTFS volumes do mount under Lion without any problems for me, but they are read-only (for the moment at least)

I thought Apple might include native read/write support, but I had trouble getting it to mount in read/write mode when doing it manually.

eg.

/sbin/mount_ntfs -o rw /dev/disk2s1 /volumes/ntfstest

sharpblad3
Jul 5, 2011, 02:39 PM
i have now 2 mac os partitions... one for snow leopard and one for lion...

i wonder,if i erase the one with leopard....will i be able to install the retail lion to another partition from inside lion GM ????

Sneakz
Jul 5, 2011, 02:52 PM
I use Tuxera NTFS. It has 64 bit kernel support and is working well so far.

GGJstudios
Jul 5, 2011, 03:04 PM
NTFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs) (Windows NT File System)

Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html) (free)
Some have reported problems using Tuxera (http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/) (approx 33USD).
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability. Time will tell if this instability is corrected in Lion.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
Maximum file size: 16 TB
Maximum volume size: 256TB

simsaladimbamba
Jul 5, 2011, 03:06 PM
i have now 2 mac os partitions... one for snow leopard and one for lion...

i wonder,if i erase the one with leopard....will i be able to install the retail lion to another partition from inside lion GM ????

Why not use a USB flash memory thumb drive to clone the image onto and use that to do a clean install of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?

godyourestupid
Jul 6, 2011, 04:30 PM
I have an interesting scenereo for you.. I have bootcamp installed so I can dual boot win7 and Lion. When I installed w7 I formatted in NTFS, now that I have upgraded to LION it does not recognize the partition, it complains, and VMWare no longer will connect / recognize that bootcamp.

I am stumped, does anyone have any suggestions?

CylonGlitch
Jul 6, 2011, 06:33 PM
I was hoping that they would have support for NTFS in Lion. But it is the same as what it was in SnowLeopard; read only. I had previously used NTFS-3G but was holding out buying the Tuxera software until Lion but now it looks like I'll have to bite the bullet and buy Tuxera.

lordloki
Jul 15, 2011, 09:53 AM
silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090913140023382

imacken
Jul 15, 2011, 09:57 AM
silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090913140023382
I had serious problem with that method, so I dumped it fairly quickly some time ago.
I also had problems with NTFS-3G. It was flaky, and I can't afford that with valuable data.
I then bought Paragon NTFS, and it has been 100% reliable since the day it was installed.

GGJstudios
Jul 15, 2011, 11:17 AM
silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:
If you read the thread, you would have seen in my earlier post:
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.

PenguinApple
Jul 20, 2011, 02:20 PM
And what about Lion ?
Does it support NTFS read/write natively ?

imacken
Jul 20, 2011, 02:23 PM
No.

dxjuanchy
Jul 23, 2011, 06:14 AM
So bottom line, which plug in is the best to read NTFS external hard drives with Lion? I used to have one that worked perfectly for snow leopard but now that i have Lion is just not working!

xlii
Jul 23, 2011, 06:19 AM
NTFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs) (Windows NT File System)

Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html) (free)
Some have reported problems using Tuxera (http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/) (approx 33USD).
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability. Time will tell if this instability is corrected in Lion.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
Maximum file size: 16 TB
Maximum volume size: 256TB


I use this... and it works... on both Lion and Snow Leopard.

imacken
Jul 23, 2011, 07:14 AM
As I said above, I (and others) have had some issues with NTFS-3G (free) and I wouldn't trust my valuable data to it.
For me, Paragon NTFS has been flawless and trouble free and I would highly recommend it to everyone. I know it's not free, but it's a pretty small price.

Torrijos
Jul 23, 2011, 01:13 PM
The method where you modify fstab file doesn't seem to work anymore on Lion :(

jefftb
Jul 23, 2011, 01:35 PM
I cannot get my drives to mount since going to Lion!!

jefftb
Jul 23, 2011, 01:45 PM
Windows NT Filesystem. format.

gentlefury
Jul 23, 2011, 02:03 PM
Mac has had NTFS read support for years....not sure if they added write support.

cocacolakid
Jul 23, 2011, 02:26 PM
I then bought Paragon NTFS, and it has been 100% reliable since the day it was installed.

I just tried the Paragon NTFS trial version and it works fine in Lion, I was able to format to NTFS and then read and write from NTFS without a problem. Thanks.

Here is the link if anyone wants to try it.

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

jefftb
Jul 24, 2011, 07:12 AM
Wonder why they won't mount then. I have Paragon installed too. I don't want to reformat these drives, obviously, since there is data on them.

ingerj
Jul 26, 2011, 08:32 AM
To read/write NTFS on Lion I had to delete the folder 'ufsd.fs' from /system/Library/filesystem

I installed a third party NTFS driver (Paragon 9.0.1 worked for me)

Now my NTFS drive mounts and I can read/write.

Hope that helps.

tongteh
Jul 26, 2011, 09:33 AM
I am quite interested in Paragon to be honest. Anyone have any idea if it is a native 64bit application/preference or 32bit? What about Tuxera? I thought Tuxera is native 64bit, isn't it?

Thanks all.

ksz
Jul 27, 2011, 10:51 PM
To read/write NTFS on Lion I had to delete the folder 'ufsd.fs' from /system/Library/filesystem

I installed a third party NTFS driver (Paragon 9.0.1 worked for me)

Now my NTFS drive mounts and I can read/write.

Hope that helps.
Thank you -- I had the same problem, and removing ufsd.fs solved it. This is a Paragon universal file system driver, but it should be removed from Lion. After removing it I installed Paragon 9.0 and it all works!

Kevenly
Jul 28, 2011, 02:41 AM
If you're not in a hurry, giveawayoftheday.com is a site that gives away a commercial Windows application every day. The turnover happens at midnight. There is a sub-domain of game.giveawayoftheday.com that features a game as well, but rarely does that change over daily as they can't get a steady flow of free Windows games.

Sometimes they feature a Mac app as well, and near the beginning of the year Paragon NTFS was featured along with Paragon HFS+ For Windows. The installers have a wrapper that makes it so you have to install them before the day is out, but they are the fully licensed versions of the programs.

So if NTFS-3G Free never gets updated, and you are patient, I would be surprised to see Paragon NTFS for Mac appear again one of these days on Giveaway of the Day. Paragon regularly contributes to the site and all the software they feature tends to come back around sooner or later.

crashmaster1
Jul 28, 2011, 08:59 AM
Paragon NTFS is free on that site right now! Woo..

crash

Pentad
Jul 28, 2011, 11:54 AM
silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090913140023382

This has major problems. Trust me, this is not the way to use NTFS under OS X. There are much better options that won't corrupt your NTSF FS.

Kevenly
Jul 28, 2011, 04:26 PM
Sure enough!! Merely hours after my post, GiveAway of the Day started giving it away for free! Wow! I thought it would be many months away. Go grab it now folks!! giveawayoftheday.com

Kevenly
Jul 28, 2011, 04:33 PM
And Folks - Please remember to download and request your serial key for this BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT PACIFIC TIME!! If you don't download and request a serial before midnight you will NOT be able to get this software for free, and the regular price is $19.95

ksz
Jul 28, 2011, 09:00 PM
Awesome!!

I had less than 5 days remaining in my trial period. Just got it installed and activated for free.

Tomzjack
Aug 1, 2011, 08:47 PM
To read/write NTFS on Lion I had to delete the folder 'ufsd.fs' from /system/Library/filesystem

I installed a third party NTFS driver (Paragon 9.0.1 worked for me)

Now my NTFS drive mounts and I can read/write.

Hope that helps.

Yes..It's work on my mac mini

Thank you :):)

Dynamix
Aug 30, 2011, 05:06 AM
To read/write NTFS on Lion I had to delete the folder 'ufsd.fs' from /system/Library/filesystem

I installed a third party NTFS driver (Paragon 9.0.1 worked for me)

Now my NTFS drive mounts and I can read/write.

Hope that helps.

Tnx, that helped! Now I can see Bootcamp partition in Startup Disk.

Dynamix
Aug 31, 2011, 07:00 AM
Tnx, that helped! Now I can see Bootcamp partition in Startup Disk.

Now Paragon driver won't work. I had to reinstall driver and everything is back to normal. Any way, if you want to restart to Windows you can do it in System Preferences/NTFS for Mac OS X...

applevx
Aug 31, 2011, 07:29 PM
After I intall Paragon-NTFS V9.0.1, my NTFS disk can be Read-and-Write, it's cool!;)

But, when I try to format NTFS partition in Lion with Disk Utility, I can't input name for the volume, and either can format it to NTFS format.:confused::confused::confused:

Anyone please help!

GGJstudios
Aug 31, 2011, 07:56 PM
After I intall Paragon-NTFS V9.0.1, my NTFS disk can be Read-and-Write, it's cool!;)

But, when I try to format NTFS partition in Lion with Disk Utility, I can't input name for the volume, and either can format it to NTFS format.:confused::confused::confused:

Anyone please help!
Did you restart your Mac after installing Paragon?

applevx
Aug 31, 2011, 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by applevx
After I intall Paragon-NTFS V9.0.1, my NTFS disk can be Read-and-Write, it's cool!

But, when I try to format NTFS partition in Lion with Disk Utility, I can't input name for the volume, and either can format it to NTFS format.

Anyone please help!

Did you restart your Mac after installing Paragon?

As matter of fact, Yes, I did restart my Mac after installing Paragon-NTFS V9.0.1. Still there's no difference.

applevx
Sep 2, 2011, 09:26 AM
anyone please help!

Pierrel
Sep 30, 2011, 09:59 PM
Waking up an old thread from the dead...

Running 2011 Mac mini OSX Lion 10.7
Im having problems with accessing my NTFS drive with both write/read permission.
Ive tried installing NTFS 3-G, but I get an error screen when restarting and my drive completely disappear.
Ive attached the picture of the error below. Don't know why, please help.


http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4410/screenshot20110930at195.th.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/screenshot20110930at195.png/)

GGJstudios
Sep 30, 2011, 10:21 PM
Running 2011 Mac mini OSX Lion 10.7
Ive tried installing NTFS 3-G

NTFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs) (Windows NT File System)

Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/) (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html) (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard (http://www.offthehill.org/articles/2010/12/31/macfuse-for-64-bit-snow-leopard/)
Some have reported problems using Tuxera (http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/) (approx $36).
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
Maximum file size: 16 TB
Maximum volume size: 256TB

imacken
Oct 1, 2011, 01:27 AM
Waking up an old thread from the dead...

Running 2011 Mac mini OSX Lion 10.7
Im having problems with accessing my NTFS drive with both write/read permission.
Ive tried installing NTFS 3-G, but I get an error screen when restarting and my drive completely disappear.
Ive attached the picture of the error below. Don't know why, please help.

See my post #11 and others here.

Pierrel
Oct 2, 2011, 06:09 PM
NTFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs) (Windows NT File System)

Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:



See my post #11 and others here.

Thanks guys, will have a go at Paragon.

alent1234
Oct 3, 2011, 09:24 AM
NTFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ntfs) (Windows NT File System)

Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/) (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html) (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard (http://www.offthehill.org/articles/2010/12/31/macfuse-for-64-bit-snow-leopard/)
Some have reported problems using Tuxera (http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/) (approx $36).
Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
Maximum file size: 16 TB
Maximum volume size: 256TB


thx

thinking about buying MBA for my wife and i have an external drive that's formatted in ntfs i'll have to write to. will probably just buy another one to go with OS X

Clint007
Oct 3, 2011, 03:50 PM
On Copy Carbon Cloner...
New in Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1:

New Features:

Support for backing up to/from network volumes
This version adds support for backing up to and from non-HFS+ volumes. Specifically, you can back up the contents of FAT32 and NTFS volumes, as well as the contents of a network-attached volume (e.g. AFP, SMB). CCC will preserve as much filesystem metadata as possible, and will warn when incompatibilities exist between the source and destination filesystems. Please note that clones of NTFS volumes will not be bootable.

More on http://www.pbcentral.com/blog/2011/0...r-3-4-upgrade/

amitabhbansal
Dec 10, 2011, 07:58 AM
friends
after reading all of your replies i am planning to go for paragon, but i have a question, after installing paragon on lion, will i be restricted for huge files more then 4 gb or not?
If its be restricted to 4gb then i am not going to go for it, i will go for changing the NTFS partition to fat32
thanks

GGJstudios
Dec 10, 2011, 11:17 AM
friends
after reading all of your replies i am planning to go for paragon, but i have a question, after installing paragon on lion, will i be restricted for huge files more then 4 gb or not?
No. Only FAT32 has a maximum file size limitation. None of the formats have a minimum file size limitation. The size limitation is dependent on the format, not on what software you install.

biallystock
Dec 20, 2011, 06:01 AM
I am currently using SL-NTFS (http://www.cocoabyss.com/) which seems to be doing a good job and is free.