Ntfs-3g

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patrickng89, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. patrickng89 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am a total noob at Mac as i just bought a new mbp 15 after years with windows. i was reading the forums and was trying to figure out how to configure this ntfs-3g issue so that i can read those ntfs files. can someone provide me with step by step instructions as to how to do this?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Formatting in HFS (Mac OS Extended) or FAT32 or NTFS-3G can be done with Mac's Disk Utility.

    FAT32
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer

    The NTFS-3G step-by-step installation instructions are included in the User Guide that comes with the app.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    NTFS is short for New Technology File System and is like the name suggests, a file system, used by Windows. Mac OS X is capable to read NTFS formatted volumes without a problem or any third-party software.

    NTFS-3G drivers are simple. You download them from here, open the DMG, install it by running the Install NTFS-3G.mpkg file, restart the Mac and are now able to WRITE to NTFS formatted volumes.

    Also take a real good look at GGJstudios post. And MRoogle. And http://guides.macrumors.com/Drives_and_Filesystems



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