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Cavan2211
Feb 23, 2012, 10:12 AM
Lion already has a hidden support for the Ntfs disk format, but it is deactivated for stable reasons (as far as I know). So are there any improvments; is it save to activate it, or is it even activated by default.
My TV only supports ntfs so its a big deal for me...



maflynn
Feb 23, 2012, 10:14 AM
Do you mean write ability because OSX has had the ability to access NTFS for a while now.

Cavan2211
Feb 23, 2012, 10:29 AM
Sorry, I meant of course the write ability

heisenberg123
Feb 23, 2012, 10:57 AM
Sorry, I meant of course the write ability

my MBP running Lion 10.7.2 cannot write to NTFS formatted drives

EDIT: misread the post, this comment is irrealivant

Mal
Feb 23, 2012, 11:00 AM
my MBP running Lion 10.7.2 cannot write to NTFS formatted drives

That's not Mountain Lion, however, so it doesn't really answer the OP's question at all. I haven't heard anything about changes in that in Mountain Lion.

jW

squeakr
Feb 23, 2012, 12:08 PM
I think it is just a developed yet not supported thing and probably never will be (due to Microsoft not licensing the option), as it was at one point available in SL as well and could be turned on through commands, but as you have said it was very unstable at best and worked so intermittently I am not sure how anyone could even try and work with it or consider it working/ available.

heisenberg123
Feb 23, 2012, 12:44 PM
That's not Mountain Lion, however, so it doesn't really answer the OP's question at all. I haven't heard anything about changes in that in Mountain Lion.

jW


my bad i misread his post when he said it was a hidden in Lion

maflynn
Feb 23, 2012, 01:40 PM
The long dormant ability to write to NTFS is in prior versions of OSX, I believe Snow Leopard has this as well. Since it has yet to be enabled, I'd not totally trusting a hack to enable it but find other solutions