Reading NTFS Partions from OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by oligore, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. oligore macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2006
    I recently installed windows on a FAT32 file system but have found that windows seems to take up twice as much (as its name suggests :D ) as it did on my NTFS PC. I want to reinstall it on NTFS but I'm wondering if there are any apps that can read/write on to it from OS X.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    os x will read NTFS without help, it just isn't able to write to NTFS.
  3. oligore thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2006
    Thanks. So that means I can copy stuff off that partion while in OS X, right?
  4. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    If you really want to write to it, use MacFUSE. I've tried it before, and it works, but it's rather roundabout.

    Basically, what you have to do is unmount the NTFS volume then remount it using ntfs-3g. Too much work for me, but maybe it'll be ok for you.

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