NTFS-3G Harddrive for Lion. Is formatting the only option?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by leiza88, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. leiza88 macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    Hey guys,

    I have a WD external hard drive that worked perfectly well reading and writing with Snow Leopard using a NTFS-3G program. However, after I changed to Lion, it presents me with this when I plug it in:

    'NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk1s1
    at /Volumes/Elements because the following problem occurred:

    /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
    the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)'.

    It does not even read the drive on Finder.

    Is there any way I can retrieve the contents of the drive, or is there something I can do which enables me to use the drive and access the content like before - or must I format the drive and erase everything?

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    It sounds like the ntfs-3g stuff hasn't been upgraded for Lion. Did you check for updates on the ntfs-3g stuff?
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Lion and NTFS-3G are having problems (no idea why). Anyway it seems you have a few options:-

  4. leiza88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    Ahh, alright. Thanks for the help guys, looks like I'll have to format the drive :(
  5. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    You are probably going to do as you wish or as someone in whom you trust will advise. My advice, however, would be for you to try Paragon NTFS for OS X, which works perfectly well under Lion. Now, do as you wish.

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