Snow Leopard's native NTFS support and security settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TechieJustin, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. TechieJustin macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2009
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I am using the native NTFS read/write support via the /etc/fstab "hack" for lack of a better term.
    Since I routinely transfer files bigger than 4GB on a jumpdrive between Windows 7 and OSX I don't really have a choice but to use NTFS.
    I would rather use this than MacFuse/ntfs-3g since I think it is faster.

    When I write something to the drive and take it to the Windows 7 machine, the security on the newly written file is set to admin - I have to log in as the admin on the Win7 machine, right click and change the security settings. When I formatted the drive initially (on the Win7 machine), I set it for full control for everyone.
    Is there a way to force OSX to write the file with the same permissions as the drive?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    My $.02 is that I'd rather use a supported application to provide write abilities in ntfs instead of a "hack" messing with file systems could leave the file system corrupted if this hack goes wrong.

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