How to uninstall ntfs-3g ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tex-Twil, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hello,
    I would like to try the native NTFS RW as described here but when I try to uninstall ntfs-3g via the PrefPane I get:

    Code:
    ERROR(Non-zero exit value: 101)
    
    When I run the uninstallation script:
    Code:
    ~ root# /System/Library/Filesystems/ntfs-3g.fs/Support/uninstall-ntfs-3g.sh 
    This script will remove all NTFS-3G files installed with NTFS-3G.pkg.
    You may be asked for your Administrator password.
    
    NTFS-3G not installed... aborting.
    
    but it is installed.

    How can I remove it ?

    Thanks,
    Tex
     
  2. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Tex-Twil.

    The native r/w NTFS is buggy as hell. Don't do it....

    S-
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Actually I've came across this thread but I find it strange to delete manually all the files of a program which has a uninstal function.

    is it ?
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #5
    there have been other posts on the forum about people having trouble after enabling the native ntfs r/w. an mroogle search would find them. The changes to enable native ntfs are hacks, and apple won't help you if something goes wrong.
     
  5. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Well the hack just consist of adding the "write" option to the mount command.

    Anyway, back to the topic, is it ok to uninstall the ntfs-3g just by deleting manually all the files ?

    Tex
     
  6. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    So I just disabled the ntfs-3g in the Preferences instead of uninstalling it. It seems to be enough. The native NTFS works great so far.

    Tex
     
  7. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502

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  8. Krazygurlz macrumors newbie

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    Uninstall

    Try System Preference -> click on the NTFS 3G -> Uninstall
     
  9. skywinder macrumors newbie

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    #12
    In 10.10 you should run:
    Code:
    sudo /System/Library/Filesystems/ntfs-3g.fs/Support/uninstall-package.sh
     
  10. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    #13
    How to uninstall ntfs-3g ?


    Yosemite didn't even exist when this thread was created so I don't think that helps the OP much or any of the other posts in this 2+ year old thread.
     
  11. skywinder macrumors newbie

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    #14
    Yes, it's not very actual now.
    But this topic is first in google, so I just want to share up-to-date solution with others searchers.
     

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