NTFS-3G Harddrive for Lion. Is formatting the only option?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by leiza88, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have a WD external hard drive that worked perfectly well reading and writing with Snow Leopard using a NTFS-3G program. However, after I changed to Lion, it presents me with this when I plug it in:

    'NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk1s1
    at /Volumes/Elements because the following problem occurred:

    /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
    the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)'.


    It does not even read the drive on Finder.

    Is there any way I can retrieve the contents of the drive, or is there something I can do which enables me to use the drive and access the content like before - or must I format the drive and erase everything?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 604

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    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #2
    It sounds like the ntfs-3g stuff hasn't been upgraded for Lion. Did you check for updates on the ntfs-3g stuff?
     
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    stridemat

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    #3
    Lion and NTFS-3G are having problems (no idea why). Anyway it seems you have a few options:-

    ]http://www.neilturner.me.uk/2011/08/02/the-state-of-macfuse-and-ntfs-3g-on-os-x-lion.html#whataretheoptions
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahh, alright. Thanks for the help guys, looks like I'll have to format the drive :(
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    You are probably going to do as you wish or as someone in whom you trust will advise. My advice, however, would be for you to try Paragon NTFS for OS X, which works perfectly well under Lion. Now, do as you wish.
     

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