Windows formatted hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Bobby.e, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2012
    Does anyone know of a way in lion or ml to get read and write access to a hdd formatted for windows. In sl I used a piece of software that does not work in the two new os's.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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 ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain 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.
  3. Bobby.e thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2012
    I used to NTFS 3G and macfuse. They used to work. I would prefer a free option.

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