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MacFUSE is a FUSE-Compliant File System Implementation Mechanism for Mac OS X. MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE is in a dynamically loadable kernel extension.

How FUSE-compliant is MacFUSE? Well, enough so that many popular FUSE file systems can be easily
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • Note from the Developer: "This project is no longer being maintained. We cannot currently help with any OS X 10.7 (or any large feline) related bugs or issues. The MacFuse Google group is a decent resource for finding forks/replacement projects."
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6.8





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David-Morrison commented on 22 Dec 2012
"OSXFUSE allows you to extend Mac OS X's native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems. It is a successor to MacFUSE, which is no longer being maintained. "
[Version 2.0]


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Mistere commented on 16 Aug 2011
Thanks for the good times MacFUSE.

RIP!
[Version 2.2.1]


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Davidpabian commented on 09 Aug 2011
Once it's installed it still needs to quit and restart prefs when selected, then (at least on my system) says it can't connect with server to check for updates and it looks like I don't have MacFuse installed. Huh? As Pmcarrion writes below, this is the one to get: http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse/MacFUSE-Tuxera-2.2.dmg - it's flawless and no CPU hog.
[Version 2.2.1]

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Cowicide replied on 17 Dec 2011
Does that work with Parallels 7 as a replacement for the MacFUSE installed by Parallels? I would ask Parallels, but they don't seem to want to answer anyone about this being the unprofessionals that they are.
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Negritude replied on 24 Jan 2012
@Cowicide

You should switch to using OSXFUSE. It works as an upgrade and replacement of MacFUSE. The MacFUSE project is dead and should not be used anymore.
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Cowicide replied on 24 Jan 2012
Thank you, Negritude. I'm switching to OSXFUSE now. :)
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Cowicide replied on 24 Jan 2012
I should also note for others that MacFUSE, etc. is no longer needed for Parallels. It has it's own internal thing now. I'm now just going to use OSXFUSE to make sure I can open various formats, etc. though.
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W_g reviewed on 09 Aug 2011
I just installed v2.2.1 on my MBP i7 on 10.6.8. The fan went absolutely nuts. Haven't had fan noise like that since my G4 Titanium. Removed MacFuse, fan returned to normal. Now to get an older version. On the other hand, I think VMware ran a bit better.
[Version 2.2.1]


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Pmcarrion commented on 22 Jul 2011
Get Lion compatible MacFUSE here: http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse/MacFUSE-Tuxera-2.2.dmg
[Version 2.0.3.2]

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Negritude replied on 28 Jul 2011
More info here:

http://groups.google.com/group/macfuse/browse_thread/thread/7d44fb2335c0dd99

"Now that Lion is out, I felt it was time to wrap up the old 2.1.9 release, which has proved to be rather dependable, with a more 'stable' version number and installer infrastructure that supports Mac OS X Lion. This is probably the last unofficial MacFUSE-derived binary release from myself/Tuxera... in the future OSXFUSE / FUSE4X will take over."
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Negritude commented on 19 Jun 2011
FYI, the MacFUSE project is dead. It's been forked as Fuse4X:

http://fuse4x.org

http://groups.google.com/group/macfuse/browse_thread/thread/46e855280352e576
[Version 2.0.3.2]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 19 Jun 2011
Thanks for sharing. Hope this will bring new life to the project. Although I'm not sure how smooth the transition will be. Lot's of open questions remain, like: will Truecrypt work with fuse4x or not?
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Negritude replied on 19 Jun 2011
While Fuse4X is fully compatible with MacFUSE, it is not a drop-in replacement. The developer's of any software have to recompile their programs to use Fuse4X.
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Misha replied on 20 Jun 2011
It's also listed here at: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39025/fuse4x
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fleiben replied on 10 Sep 2011
Check out OSXFUSE. It is compatible with MacFUSE file systems (drop-in replacement). Nothing has to be recompiled and has recently been adopted by TrueCrypt as an alternative for MacFUSE.
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Ryanpetris commented on 15 Mar 2011
The following works for 64-bit kernels:

http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg

from this discussion:

http://groups.google.com/group/macfuse/msg/b719be671de8f84e
[Version 2.0.3.2]

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Ryanpetris replied on 15 Mar 2011
Just noticed that this was posted below by Pmcarrion.
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Pmcarrion commented on 13 Aug 2010
MacFuse 64 bit prefpane: http://content.wuala.com/contents/grahamperrin/public/2010/07/31/a/MacFUSE.prefPane-2.0-64-bit-2009-09-10.zip?dl=1
[Version 2.0.3.2]

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Cowicide replied on 19 Jan 2011
Does this work with MacFUSE 2.1.7 listed below? And, if so.. why didn't 2.1.7 below install a prefpane. Ugh.. This is all very confusing.
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Pmcarrion replied on 23 Feb 2011
You should follow these steps in order to have the latest version of MacFuse:
1) Install http://macfuse.googlecode.com/files/MacFUSE-2.0.3%2C2.dmg - RESTART
2) Install http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg - RESTART
3) Install http://content.wuala.com/contents/grahamperrin/public/2010/07/31/a/MacFUSE.prefPane-2.0-64-bit-2009-09-10.zip?dl=1

Now you have the latest version of MacFuse and the 64bit prefpane.
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PorkPieHat commented on 12 Jul 2010
Why is this thing still 32-bits? No interest in releasing a modern version for Snow Leopard?
[Version 2.0.3.2]

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Cgc replied on 04 Dec 2010
64-bit != "modern"
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Negritude tipped on 17 Jun 2010
A direct download of the 2.1.5 Beta can be found here:

http://macfuse.googlecode.com/svn/releases/developer/MacFUSE-2.1.dmg

An experimental build that fixes certain issues with Snow Leopard and 64-bit can be found here:

http://static.caurea.org/MacFUSE/MacFUSE-2.1.7.dmg

Remember, 2.1.7 is experimental. Use it at your own risk!
[Version 2.0.3.2]

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Cowicide replied on 19 Jan 2011
I tried this with 10.6.6 and there's no prefpane? I don't understand and I really wish the website would mention this thing and how to do this. Sigh...
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Dorkypants had trouble on 18 Dec 2009
Snow Leopard needs ver. 2.1.5 beta (or later). The only access to downloading it is to use the prefpane for ver. 2.0.3.2 and check the "Show Beta Versions" checkbox, then check for updates.
[Version 2.0.3.2]


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barqsX had trouble on 02 Apr 2008
After installing MacFUSE, my Macbook Pro fails to sleep when idle (eventhough my Energy Saver settings is set to sleep after a few minutes of idleness). After uninstalling MacFUSE, my Macbook Pro goes to sleep as normal! I'm running Leopard 10.5.2.

Interestingly, I tried Paragon NTFS (another program that allows you to read/write to NTFS formatted drives) and experienced the same problem.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
[Version 1.3.1]


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glotowle had trouble on 28 Feb 2008
Hi everyone, I am new to the Mac. I just installed the Leopard and every time I open Windows XP with Parallels, I get this message:

"Operating System Too Old
The installed MacFUSE version is too new for the operating system. Please downgrade your MacFUSE installation to one that is compatible with the currently operating System"

It has a button that says: "OK" I press it and it disappears. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance,

Glo
[Version 1.3.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 28 Feb 2008
Hello, please see this page: MacFUSE issues.
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Alex Dobbertin commented on 12 Aug 2008
Hi everyone, I am new to the Mac. I just installed the Leopard and every time I open Windows XP with Parallels, I get this message:

"Operating System Too Old
The installed MacFUSE version is too new for the operating system. Please downgrade your MacFUSE installation to one that is compatible with the currently operating System"

It has a button that says: "OK" I press it and it disappears. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance,
AD
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Alex Dobbertin commented on 15 Aug 2008
Hi
Did you get this issue resolved? I have the same problem but I could not open the link provided here by the first responder (macfuse admin)
Thx AD
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com-dumb replied on 22 Nov 2008
i am getting the same statement and also could not open the referenced link. ?What to do?

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[Version 2.2.1]


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MacFUSE is a FUSE-Compliant File System Implementation Mechanism for Mac OS X. MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE is in a dynamically loadable kernel extension.

How FUSE-compliant is MacFUSE? Well, enough so that many popular FUSE file systems can be easily compiled and work on Mac OS X--often out of the box. Examples of file systems that work have been tested (to varying degrees) include sshfs, ntfs-3g (read/write NTFS), ftpfs (read/write FTP), wdfs (WebDAV), cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs, beaglefs (yes, including the entire Beagle paraphernalia), and so on.

Now the first version of NTFS wrtiteable filesystem is available; it is called NTFS-3G (http://idisk.mac.com/shadowofged/Public/Software/NTFS-3G/NTFS-3G%201.0%20(Full).dmg).


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