NTFS stopped working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nampramos, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. nampramos macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys!

    Any reason why I can't access NTFS HDDs anymore?

    I haven't used it for a long time but now I needed it and couldn't make it work.


    I have NTFS-3G installed...


    Thanks!
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    read? write? or both?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It would help if you can be more specific. What Mac OS X version are you running? When you say you can't access, does that mean you can't see the drive at all? Or you can see it but can't read the contents? Or you can see it and read the contents, but can't write? A bit more info would help.

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  4. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right now it would be great if I could at least read.

    No, I do not see the drive at all.

    I'm running 10.7.3

    Thanks.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did you check in Finder Preferences to make sure Show External Hard drives is still checked?

    did you recently update to Lion, is NTFS-3G compatible for 10.7.3?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So the drive doesn't appear at all in Disk Utility? Check your connectors to make sure they're clean, undamaged, and securely plugged in.
     
  7. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like your MacFUSE installation is damaged or corrupt. Try uninstalling and reinstalling, or get Paragon, which works well with Lion.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
     
  9. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried reinstalling MacFUSE but nothing changed.

    On System Preferences, when I open up MacFUSE it says "MacFUSE does not appear to be installed".

    But I just ran the installation as well as reboot after.
     

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