Read and Write NTFS in OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mbanewuser, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. mbanewuser macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2012

    I will receive a new MBA 8GB/128GB/i5 for Christmas. I've always been a windows user. However, both OS X and the portability of the MBA made me decide to switch.
    I've always used USB external hard drives to store my data. However, as I've always been a windows user, both my HD are NTFS formatted. My question is: do you any software (free or cheap) that would allow me to read and write NTFS in OS X since I've no other place to store my data and format my HDs in HFS+ or exFAT.

  2. justperry, Dec 20, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    There is a way to to this in OS X but it seems to have issues, another way is Paragon which is not free.

    I gave a link to another thread here, I will try to find it and report as soon as I find it.

    Edit 1: If you do a search on this link with this text it will give you lots of hits.

    NTFS read write

    Edit 2: This link is better, look for the advise from GGJstudios
  3. nightmars macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2010
    Before Paragon google actually started a project software for NTFS for Macs. Never made it to V1.0, but has always been working for me without a hassle.

    It,s not been offered anymore by google directly, maybe needs a bit of google search to find a server to dl it from: ntfs for mac (by google)

  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Directly-attached storage is one thing.

    I have a Windows server on the LAN and am able to read directly from it (as-it wo any add-on), and write is OK too, the only thing I cannot do is to delete something created before, some kind of permission it complaints but I sign on the server with its admin password... weird havent had time to deal with it.
  5. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
  6. mbanewuser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2012
    Thanks a lot! I'll give a try and/or buy one of them as soon as I get my MBA (Dec 25.)

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