NTFS Write.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by baddj, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. baddj macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I have a extrernal HDD thats NTFS and i want to keep it that way as i want to use it on both my windows computer and my MAC.

    So is there away to get NTFS Write support FREE?
     
  2. nightmars macrumors member

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    Get NTFS-3G (plugin) via google search. It is free, legal and works like a charm!

    greetings
     
  3. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All the ones i downloaded said they where all trials -.-
     
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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, 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
     
  6. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What sort of issues do people have?

    also i found this is it any good?

    http://ntfsmounter.com/
     
  7. GGJstudios, Mar 12, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    People have reported instability with that method, including data loss, drives not showing proper sizes, files not appearing, etc. Even a guide on how to enable it includes the warning "This is experimental, and known to be unstable, use at your own risk." If you search the forums with Google, you'll find discussions about this. I don't recommend anything but NTFS-3G that I posted a link to.
     
  8. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When i plugin the drive i get this message

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  9. GGJstudios, Mar 12, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The reason for the warning and the steps to follow are spelled out in the box you posted.
     
  10. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did not work. still comes up with that message -.-
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What didn't work? Can you give more details on what you tried?
     
  12. dimme macrumors 65816

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    I use NTFS for OS X and have not had a problem.
     
  13. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Clicking the icon in the notification tray and safe remove hardware in windows.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    1. Mount the drive in Windows
    2. Safely remove the drive in Windows and wait for the "safe to remove hardware" message
    3. Unplug the drive from Windows
    4. Plug the drive into your Mac
    5. If you get the message again, click the Force button to mount it
     
  15. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    If there is not any background process like a backup running on the external NTFS as in most stuff you do is only copy files to it in explorer/finder or reading files from it you really don't need to worry about this proper unmount stuff. As long as you wait till a coping process is either completed or aborted.

    Even in OSX you can generally just ignore this message (if you know what operations you did on the drive). Just force mount it and the message should not appear again unless you don't eject it the next time.

    If it doesn't dissapear maybe you damaged the file system a little. Do a file system scan (scan disk in properties above the defrag button) in Windows that usually solves problems very quickly.

    I hardly ever unmount or eject the drive properly because it is not worth the hassle imo. It is mostly a file dump like a flash drive you are usually fine and small problems that show up can usually be repaired if you stumble on them.
     

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