Folders with strange characters not recognised on NTFS drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Matek, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    I had Leopard installed and got Snow Leopard. I wanted to do a clean install and I did a manual backup to an external NTFS drive (I had NTFS-3G with MacFuse installed). Among other stuff, I backed up some music in folders that included some specific characters from my language.

    I installed Snow Leopard and now all of a sudden these folders don't work. They're displayed as unknown files (although their names are normal with all the unusual characters intact), cannot be opened or renamed. The drive is perfectly fine, I tried using it on a Linux and Windows machine and both recognised it and played the problematic files without a glitch, so it must be OS X.

    Any ideas?
  2. Matek thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    After some googling, I came up with this on NTFS-3G site:
    While this isn't exactly my case (I didn't create my files in Windows), it seems to be very similar. Problem is, the suggested solution (copying in terminal) doesn't help.

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