NTFS ext HDD doesn't work after ML update

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by snowmaan, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Sooooooo annoying
    Have a tonne of data on two drives and after the upgrade and now it no longer works

    Not happy, it's getting a bit funny now with my OSX, everythig used to just work, but now things are playing funny

    Attached is the error message
    I can't reformat this drive, I need to get it to work now, and I had to make it NTFS so I could move large files onto the drive in the first place

    Also, my wife's Galaxy Note phone isn't recognized anymore with the new OSX, no matter what I seem to try

    Thanks
     

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    heisenberg123

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    did you confirm the drive actually is not the problem by testing it on another PC or Mac?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep sure did, looking at it on my toshiba now

    Also remember, it's two drives, one ext seagate drive - 3tb, and one 64gb usb stick
     
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    brand

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    Since the error is obviously pertaining to the NTFS-3G drivers that you had installed prior to upgrading to Mountain Lion have you tried reinstalling the NTFS-3G drivers?
     
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    maflynn

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    Did you contact support for NTFS-3G, since it appears that its a problem with their driver?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm that paragon NTFS drivers work on Mountain Lion, so that is an alternative if your current drivers don't work
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys
    No I havent contacted them, nor have I tried to reinstall them

    To be honest, I am fairly techie but with this, I was afraid to do this in case I blow away the contents (ie wedding photos on there!)

    Where might I start with this one?
    Can you direct me to the right file or URL?
    I seem to recall there being few options, as I dont recall exactly how I installed it

    I did a quick search and I have a note saying to upgrade to tuxera, which seems to be a new "paid option" for a free product I used to have, maybe?
     
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    SlCKB0Y

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    Tuxera isn't new, it's been around for a while.

    I don't believe you will be able to get ntfs-3g working on ML without some messing around. Since you can get Paragon NTFS for $20, it's probably not worth your time.

    Also, both Tuxera and Paragon significantly outperform ntfs-3g in terms of transfer speeds.

    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
     
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    Thanks guys
    Paragon it is then, cheers again
     

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