Write files to usb ntfs disk

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cool11, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I want to be able to write data to my ntfs usb flash disk(stick).
    I have installed ntfs-3g, and also macfuse software.
    Despite these application, I am still unable to write files.
    I cannot 'paste' files.

    What I am doing wrong?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you checked Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
    [​IMG]
    Do you have permissions to write to it?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of error message, if any, are you getting? Have you looked at permissions?


    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
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    As you can see here, you can only read:
    [​IMG]

    I haven't used NTFS-3G in a while, but have you tried refreshing the device list?
    [​IMG]

    Have you tried restarting yet?


     
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I did many restarts.
    Refresh list do not seem to update anything. My flash disk do not appear there at all.
     
  6. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    Ntfs formatting was made from windows machine.
    So I tried to made one again from osx disk utility this time, hoping to make a disk that works.

    I choose ntfs-3g in disk utility and press 'erase'.
    Here is the error I get:

    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/6031/ntfs.jpg
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you use Windows XP SP3 or higher?
    If so, why not use exFAT?
     
  8. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I tried formatting with win xp sp3, and win7 also.
    And osx disk utility of course.

    ExtFat, does it help using it?
    I think I 've never heard about the existence of such format.
    All I wanna do is being able to transfer with my usb flash disk, files of several gigabytes. I 've problem with fat32.
    I decided to go to ntfs, but how can I properly write files from inside osx finder?
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    exFAT is supported by Mac OS X 10.6.7 and Windows XP SP3 and higher and allows big files.
     
  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    This looks like you may either have a bad install of MacFuse or you may need the 64 bit version.
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your problem is obvious. You need to uninstall your separate installation of MacFUSE. NTFS-3G has MacFUSE built-in. If you also have a standalone installation of the driver, then you have two drivers fighting over a single peripheral.
     

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