NTFS-3G
NTFS-3G 2010.10.2
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NTFS-3G for Mac OS X is a software project designed to bring NTFS read/write support to Mac OS X along with additional advanced features.

It is based on NTFS-3G, the leading open source NTFS driver that is ported into numerous platforms, but also includes other software projects to build a complete toolset for managing NTFS volumes.

NTFS-3G itself is included in hundreds of Linux distributions; for example Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE and Ubuntu use NTFS-3G as the default NTFS driver. Development has been ongoing since 2006.
What's New
Version 2010.10.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later (the purely 64-bit kernel used by Xserves running Mac OS X 10.6 is not supported)





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NTFS-3G User Discussion (Write a Review)
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CraigC5591 reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
If you are using this, Boot Camp boot volume does not show up in the Startup Disk control panel. You can still use Boot Champ or QuickBoot to get around this, but it is a big problem. You can still use the Boot Camp control panel under Windows to return to booting OSX though. I am still getting spurious timeout errors under OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, same as NTFS-3G driver.

If everything worked seemlessly, this would get a 5-star rating from me. As it stands, I can give it a solid 4 stars.
[Version 2010.10.2]

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CraigC5591 replied on 16 Apr 2014
Sorry, this is a review for TuxeraNTFS. Please remove this review.
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kohly reviewed on 30 Jan 2013
It corrupted my external drive and changed permissions so I couldn't even access the drive
[Version 2010.10.2]

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Carmine.d replied on 09 Aug 2013
The same happened with my external HDD 2 months ago, that's NOT reliable app at all! After the crash I bought Paragon NTFS for Mac, 2 months works well and even writes files faster. I won't use any free solutions anymore, there are no guaranties of my files sefety!
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TheCellar reviewed on 28 Jun 2012
I was excited to use this app as I have an NTFS drive that won't mount on a PC but mounts just fine to a MAC. I need read/write permissions, though. It is 1TB, USB 3.0. As soon as I installed this driver and restarted the Mac, I was informed that the drive was not unmounted properly and had to have ChkDsk run on it with a PC. Did I do something wrong?
[Version 2010.10.2]

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JordiMontana4740 replied on 12 May 2013
I had the same issue. In my case was caused by removing the drive without clicking on "safely remove hardware" on Windows.

If you amount correctly from Windows you shouldn't have that problem.
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Negritude commented on 28 Jul 2011
FYI, a recent note (July 24, 2011) from the developer's blog:

"Ladies and gentlemen, NTFS-3G will be updated for Lion eventually, but I cannot give you an ETA right now as I have much more urgent work."

Basically, work on commercial software is taking all the developer's time right now, so NTFS-3G has been placed on the back burner.

If you're desperate and can live without the preference pane, MacPorts has the very latest 2011.4.12 version for easy installation.
[Version 2010.10.2]

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Myschizobuddy replied on 12 Oct 2011
how do you run it once it's installed with macports
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sirshanksalot replied on 18 May 2012
You can install the latest 2012 version (and keep it up to date) through HomeBrew apt-get style package manager for Mac. Check it out here: http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ Not necessarily for the faint of heart.
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JordiMontana4740 replied on 12 May 2013
You can use the latest 2012 version. It worked perfect on my Lion.

Please, check this if you need more details:

http://jordi-montana.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/how-to-write-to-ntfs-volume-windows.html
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 11 Feb 2011
Please add Sparkle support! ;-)
[Version 2011.1.15]


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Negritude commented on 26 Jan 2011
NTFS-3G 2011.1.15 is now available via MacPorts, so if you don't want to wait until they release a new binary install package, you can compile it the easy way from there.
[Version 2011.1.15]

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Myschizobuddy replied on 02 Feb 2011
when you install from macports it doesn't install the reference pane.
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JordiMontana4740 replied on 12 May 2013
Myschizobuddy: here you will find the preference pane also:

http://jordi-montana.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/how-to-write-to-ntfs-volume-windows.html
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dingle777 reviewed on 24 Jan 2011
1. Proper link = http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/
2. Scroll down to NTFS-3G for Mac OS X 2010.10.2 blog entry (NOT the pay Tuxera NTFS)
3. Download
[Version 2011.1.15]

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Negritude replied on 24 Jan 2011
2010.10.2 is the OLD version. The new version, 2011.1.15, hasn't been made available in a pre-compiled binary, and isn't yet available via MacPorts. THAT is what people are upset about. MacUpdate should have waited until the binary was available, before updating the listing.
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Frieddylan reviewed on 24 Jan 2011
Works well enough is this is all you have to write to NTFS with however as noted by Devs, the USB transfer can suffer when slower devices are connected. My addition to this claim is, "or not" This is a much slower write speed to any NTFS volume be it a high speed USB thumb drive or a USB 2.0+ external. Buut, what are you going to do about it.. Good product, but the 'free' version is trivially limited.
[Version 2011.1.15]

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Abugirges replied on 24 Jan 2011
I think it is quite misleading that this sw is for free. At least I have no idea where to get it from. When I go to the devs site it connects me to another and here I can only find a time limited demo.

Can someone post proper links?

Many thanks!
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Libertyforall1776 commented on 23 Jan 2011
This download link is source code, NOT a compiled binary.
[Version 2011.1.15]

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cottinghamk replied on 24 Jan 2011
It's also 862 _KB_, not MB. Kiiiiind of a big difference.
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JordL22 reviewed on 23 Jan 2011
Works really well. Just wish I could use a 64-bit kernel.
[Version 2011.1.15]


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Schala had trouble on 17 Nov 2010
NTFS-3G's latest version seems to have a bad side effect for FAT32 drives. Ever since installing NTFS-3G, and even after uninstalling after reading that others had the same problem with this, moving certain files on to my FAT32 drives complains that the file(s) already exist on it, even when I repartition the drive from scratch!

I'm trying to go through every cache and settings file to see if NTFS-3G tainted something but I see nothing abnormal.

I feel rather frustrated about the likely possibility I might need to reinstall OS X to get rid of whatever anomaly 2010-10-02 left behind.
[Version 2010.10.2]


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Doug S. had trouble on 29 Aug 2009
You can no longer format a Boot Camp partition to NTFS with version 4.4 in Snow Leopard (10.6) with Disk Utility. Not sure why, looking into it more.
[Version 2009.4.4]


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matoo had trouble on 20 Apr 2009
I installed the latest NTFS-3G 2009.4.4 and immediately one partition of my external HD connected to my Aiport Extreme (formatted with Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) disappeared. Upon connecting the HD directly to my MBP and running Disk Utility, I found these errors:

Invalid node structure
Invalid B-tree node size
Volume check failed.
Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

What is going on here and how can I fix it??? I should note that I've already uninstalled NTFS-3G but the problem persists. I should also note that it's not a physical problem with external HD, since 2 other partitions on the disk (one in FAT32 and the other also Mac OS Extended Journaled) are fine.
[Version 2009.4.4]

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unsound replied on 10 May 2009
I don't really understand what this has to do with NTFS-3G. You can't install NTFS-3G on an Airport Extreme, and the problematic hard disk is formatted as HFS+, isn't it?

Just because two things happen in sequence doesn't mean that they are related. NTFS-3G can not in any way affect what happens on your Airport Extreme, and it doesn't touch non-NTFS file systems.

It seems that you should contact Apple about file system corruption when using Airport Extreme.
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MarsOfEarth commented on 24 May 2009
It is difficult to say that NTFS-3G caused the file structure problem but rather after installation called a "Search" for drives connected to your Mac and in doing so your drive was found faulty.

The good news is that it is likely a "fairly" simple fix.

There is the free way or the "Paid" way. TechTool Pro and DiskWarrior are two very capable tools and in my opinion well worth the price to have on hand.

The other way is to use FSCK which is freely available in your Mac OS X UNIX underpinnings. However if you have never used a Terminal command this can be a bit overwhelming for some.

http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/fsck/index.ws is a good resource if you wish to learn how to use these free tools in Mac OS X.

http://www.macosxhints.com is another fine community resource filled with knowledgeable people.

NOTE: IF after fixing the file structure on your Drive, you find the problem happening again, you will want to find out if it is something within your connection or use that is causing the problem or perhaps there is a "Bad Sector" on your drive, OR in a worse case scenario a sign that your disk is beginning to fail.
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MarsOfEarth commented on 24 May 2009
It is difficult to say that NTFS-3G caused the file structure problem but rather after installation called a "Search" for drives connected to your Mac and in doing so your drive was found faulty.

The good news is that it is likely a "fairly" simple fix.

There is the free way or the "Paid" way. TechTool Pro and DiskWarrior are two very capable tools and in my opinion well worth the price to have on hand.

The other way is to use FSCK which is freely available in your Mac OS X UNIX underpinnings. However if you have never used a Terminal command this can be a bit overwhelming for some.

http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/fsck/index.ws is a good resource if you wish to learn how to use these free tools in Mac OS X.

http://www.macosxhints.com is another fine community resource filled with knowledgeable people.

NOTE: IF after fixing the file structure on your Drive, you find the problem happening again, you will want to find out if it is something within your connection or use that is causing the problem or perhaps there is a "Bad Sector" on your drive, OR in a worse case scenario a sign that your disk is beginning to fail.
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Lorre had trouble on 15 Feb 2009
After updating to the latest version, my external NTFS-drive no longer mount using the NTFS-3G driver, but with the standard NTFS driver!
I used the ublio build... any help would be appreciated! NTFS-3G is still available from the formatting options for drives in Disk Utility...
[Version 2009.2.1u1]

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Lorre commented on 15 Feb 2009
Reverting to the previous version didn't help :s
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unsound replied on 10 May 2009
For problem reports, please use the official forum:

http://forum.ntfs-3g.org/viewforum.php?f=4
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macmat had trouble on 15 Oct 2008
Installed MacFuse 1.7 & NTFS-3G 1.5012 today 08/10/15 but external ntfs volume doesn´t mount. Shows up in Disc Utility with most options shadowed. How do I get this to work without reformatting etc.
Mac Mini running 10.5.5
[Version 1.5012]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 15 Oct 2008
http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/ntfs-3g/macntfs-3g_userguide.pdf

that is the user guide available via the developer site

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NTFS-3G for Mac OS X is a software project designed to bring NTFS read/write support to Mac OS X along with additional advanced features.

It is based on NTFS-3G, the leading open source NTFS driver that is ported into numerous platforms, but also includes other software projects to build a complete toolset for managing NTFS volumes.

NTFS-3G itself is included in hundreds of Linux distributions; for example Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE and Ubuntu use NTFS-3G as the default NTFS driver. Development has been ongoing since 2006.


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