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Old Feb 26, 2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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ntfs support lion

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?
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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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
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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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
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 02:39 PM   #4
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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 ????
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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I use Tuxera NTFS. It has 64 bit kernel support and is working well so far.
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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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 (free)
  • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (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
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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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?
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 04:30 PM   #8
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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?
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 06:33 PM   #9
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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.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 09:53 AM   #10
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silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:

http://hints.macworld.com/article.ph...90913140023382
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 09:57 AM   #11
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silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:
http://hints.macworld.com/article.ph...90913140023382
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.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 11:17 AM   #12
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silly mac users, enabling NTFS write is simple:
If you read the thread, you would have seen in my earlier post:
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Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 02:20 PM   #13
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And what about Lion ?
Does it support NTFS read/write natively ?
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 02:23 PM   #14
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 06:14 AM   #15
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help!

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!
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 06:19 AM   #16
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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 (free)
  • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (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.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 07:14 AM   #17
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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.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 01:13 PM   #18
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The method where you modify fstab file doesn't seem to work anymore on Lion
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 01:35 PM   #19
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I cannot get my drives to mount since going to Lion!!
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 01:45 PM   #20
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Windows NT Filesystem. format.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 02:03 PM   #21
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Mac has had NTFS read support for years....not sure if they added write support.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 02:26 PM   #22
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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/
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:12 AM   #23
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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.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 08:32 AM   #24
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NTFS Lion

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.
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Old Jul 26, 2011, 09:33 AM   #25
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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.
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