Mac Newbie help me get rid of annoying NTFS 3G messages


macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 7, 2011
Hey all,

I am still pretty green to the whole mac thing, I have windows 7 via bootcamp and find myself in that moreso than I do in mac only due to needing to get some work things done and not finding mac alternatives yet.

Well I did something that has goofed up my mac side a bit, I recall using some application that was a trial that allowed me to move data from my mac to my pc ntfs drives and it expired, Tuxera it was called, recall also installing something called macfuse with it, the trial expired and I went to my applications removing both but it seems I have either done something wrong or forgot to remove something else too because everytime I load up the mac side now I get all these weird popups.

First one says
NTFS 3G could not mount /dev/disc1s3 at volumes/bootcamp because the following problem occurred
Did not receive a signal within 15,0000000 seconds.
Exiting (and i have to manually close that)

Then after I sign in with my password it get

NTFS 3G Volume not cleanly unmounted message which asks me to

This happens everytime I go from windows to mac now and well it's annoying, probably my own fault maybe something I am missing since I am new to mac and all, but I don't even see these 2 programs in my applications folder now is there somewhere else i have to look or edit/adjust to get these NTFS 3G pop up things to stop?

Thanks for anyone who can walk me thru this, probably simple stuff that me as a newbie just is too dumb to know how to fix.



macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 7, 2011
I still cant get these dumb errors to go away, I tried to install that macfuse thing but it says a newer version is already installed, beyond these annoying popups for the ntfs error my mac is running great, but i am about ready to reinstall lion if i cant fix this...


macrumors newbie
Apr 16, 2012
I have the same issues with tuxera like you.
Try this first and see if it helps you :

I did help me ...but not 100%.
Now I only get a message when I login once.
For now I can live with this.

Also macfuse is not for lion , we need osxfuse acording to the macfuse link burton gave you
But for now I don't wonna mess with my system.

Please report if you will have any luck.
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