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Alexey Pluschev

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Jan 17, 2020
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So there are two disk of mine who are read almost perfectly by my mac (exFAT), but I've been struggling to connect 'foreign' disks - they are simply not visible both in Desktop and Disk Utility. They are seen in System Report though. These are mostly NTFS ones, though I think I have problems with friends' exFAT disks too. The thing is that they ARE visible in Safe Mode. I've already cleared my login items and reseted NVRAM. It didn't help. What else can I do?
 

roadkill401

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Jan 11, 2015
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I purchased Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Paragon Software (15.5.71) and all my disk problems went away. This app lets me read and write to Fat, exFAT, NTFS disks without any trouble. it also gives me the added feature that i love in you can select what drives you want to be mounted and what to be un-mounted on bootup. This way I can leave even other MacOS drives hidden and left un-mounted for mac boot volumes that I do testing on so I know they won't and can't write or corrupt if something goes wrong.
 

Riwam

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Jan 7, 2014
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I found Tuxera NTFS very helpful to see and open NTFS volumes like Windows if it is installed side by side with MacOS, access its files and add to Disk Utility the possibility of formatting anything in NTFS. I believe it can do what Paragon NTFS can.
 

Alexey Pluschev

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 17, 2020
2
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I found Tuxera NTFS very helpful to see and open NTFS volumes like Windows if it is installed side by side with MacOS, access its files and add to Disk Utility the possibility of formatting anything in NTFS. I believe it can do what Paragon NTFS can.

Yeah, Tuxera works perfectly well!
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macOS can natively read NTFS formatted disks. They are not automatically mounted if the are considered "dirty". See Mounty for NTFS https://mounty.app "A tiny tool to re-mount write-protected NTFS volumes under macOS in read-write mode."

Wow, that's a find! It's free and it works! Thank you!
 
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