About to Upgrade to High Sierra. Issues with NTFS?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by tedwill, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. tedwill macrumors newbie

    tedwill

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    Hello.

    I have a 2013 Macbook Pro with an internal SSD and four external USB drives. One of which has been formatted in NTFS. That drive has large files (raw videos larger than Apple's file system could handle at the time) and it was formatted with NTFS.

    I am using Paragon to mount the drive.

    My questions -

    Will the High Sierra update automatically convert that external drive to the file system?

    If not

    Will the new version of Paragon to be required to continue using the drive as an NTFS volume? I rarely use that drive, but it's important as a long term working drive.

    Thanks!

    -Ted
     
  2. scgf macrumors regular

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    No, your external drives will remain untouched. I bought the latest version of Paragon - my current version was rather old and I didn't even try it. One thing I did find is that by default the folders on the NTFS driver were locked - all you have to do is right-click on a locked folder, select 'Get Info' and you will see the 'locked' check box. Uncheck it and you're good to go.
     
  3. tedwill thread starter macrumors newbie

    tedwill

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    Good to know. I always double check before I upgrade. Thanks scgf!
     
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