Best way to write to NTFS in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dozerrox, May 18, 2010.

  1. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Hiya, I've tried searching, but there wasn't really a clear answer.

    The best options for writing to NTFS that I found:

    If I've missed any big then let me know but this has been what I've found. Ideally I'd use the native write support hack, but is there any benefit to using the other options? I wouldn't like to end up with corrupt files because I didn't choose the best option.

    Any advice would be grand. Thank you!
  2. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    I actually forgot that I started this thread as I found a workaround at the time. But I'm back at square one and need full NTFS. Anyone got an answer to my original question please?

    Thanks guys!
  3. LongPhi macrumors newbie


    Jun 26, 2010
    I personally use Tuxera :)

    As far as I know, Tuxera is kind of applications or a system config that lets you write on NTFS (and read, too)

    and MacFuse is a special code system developed by Google to let you use extra 3-rd applications, and based on that you can use Tuxera.
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Assuming you're using Snow Leopard - use DiskUtil/mount. It's supported by default, it should even get mounted by default. If the drive is mounted read-only, mount it once properly on Windows or use fsck.ntfs from any Linux-Based Live-CD.


Share This Page