Help with NTFS Drive

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  1. scrambledwonder macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello,

    I've been reading other posts about trouble with NTFS drives, but I still have some questions. Hope someone can help!

    My fiancee just got a MacBook to replace her PC laptop. She has an external Maxtor 300GB Hard Drive, but None of our macs can read the drive. I know OS X is supposed to read NTFS, so I don't know what the problem is.

    I have tried:

    Installing MacFuse - Didn't work
    Plugging in the drive, then starting up the Mac - Nothing

    I read in another post that there could be Windows security settings on the drive that will make it invisible to any other computer, but I don't know how to set those setting. Not really a Windows user.

    Thanks!
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    Did you try the directions located here on macosxhints.com

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070220150856279&query=ntfs

    There is also some info on this page: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050521110452194&lsrc=osxh

    Which is a command line utility called mount_ntfs.
    To mount an ntfs volume located in /dev/ad1s1:

    # mount_ntfs /dev/ad1s1 /mnt

    To get the volume name (in Unicode):

    # cat /mnt/\$Volume:\$VOLUME_NAME

    To read directory raw data:

    # cat /mnt/foodir:\$INDEX_ROOT:\$I30
     
  3. scrambledwonder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay. Thanks, but this is way too command-level for me. Not gonna work.
     

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