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NTFS-3G
NTFS-3G
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NTFS-3G free download for Mac

NTFS-3G

Version 2017.3.23

Read-write NTFS filesystem driver.

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NTFS-3G overview

NTFS-3G for OS X is a software project designed to bring NTFS read/write support to the Mac platform, along with additional advanced features. It is based on NTFS-3G, the leading open source NTFS driver that is ported to 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 in version 2017.3.23

Updated on Jun 29 2017

Version 2017.3.23:
  • Delegated processing of special reparse points to external plugins
  • Allowed kernel cacheing by lowntfs-3g when not using Posix ACLs
  • Enabled fallback to read-only mount when the volume is hibernated
  • Made a full check for whether an extended attribute is allowed
  • Moved secaudit and usermap to ntfsprogs (now ntfssecaudit and ntfsusermap)
  • Enabled encoding broken UTF-16 into broken UTF-8
  • Autoconfigured selecting vs
  • Allowed using the full library API on systems without extended attributes support
  • Fixed DISABLE_PLUGINS as the condition for not using plugins
  • Corrected validation of multi sector transfer protected records
  • Denied creating/removing files from $Extend
  • Returned the size of locale encoded target as the size of symlinks

Information

License

Free

Size

1.3 MB

Downloads

832921

App requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 26 2018
2017.3.23
0.0
Nov 26 2018
0.0
Version: 2017.3.23
NTFS-3G is an open source project. As such, it is free to use. HOWEVER: What you download is the source code. Therefore, you're going to have to know how to compile the code yourself and have the tools to do it, specifically Apple's Xcode. If you'd rather have a ready to use installer version, then what you want is Tuxera NTFS, $17.52 plus tax. It's the same thing and supports the open source project with your payment. It has a 15 day trial.
SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
Nov 14 2015
2015.3.14
3.0
Nov 14 2015
3.0
Version: 2015.3.14
Previously awesome, but this (ver. 2015.3.14) source tarball was not makeable in Mavericks for me, even after using MacPorts to install the missing library it complained about (the libintl module). It's better to just install NTFS-3G itself with either MacPorts or Homebrew (maybe even Fink, I haven't checked.) If you do it the MacPorts way, it will even point you, at the end of the install, to a minute-long process for replacing the stock /sbin/mount_ntfs so it works seamlessly in the Finder. If you want a prefpane, you need Tuxera NTFS which isn't free, but won't break the bank, either. I prefer that one, since you get some options that are easy to configure.
Jpschuck
Jpschuck
Oct 31 2015
2015.3.14
0.0
Oct 31 2015
0.0
Version: 2015.3.14
Main download button is linking to a tar.gz source archive, a precompiled binary. Completely useless for your average Mac user. Anyway, It should also be mentioned in "requirements" that NTFS-3g requires OSXFUSE to be installed.
super-titing
super-titing
Oct 28 2015
2015.3.14
5.0
Oct 28 2015
5.0
Version: 2015.3.14
Works! It just works! So thankful for the devs.
CraigC5591
CraigC5591
Apr 17 2014
2010.10.2
4.0
Apr 17 2014
4.0
Version: 2010.10.2
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.
TheCellar
TheCellar
Jun 28 2012
2010.10.2
5.0
Jun 28 2012
5.0
Version: 2010.10.2
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?
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jul 28 2011
2010.10.2
0.0
Jul 28 2011
0.0
Version: 2010.10.2
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.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Feb 11 2011
2011.1.15
0.0
Feb 11 2011
0.0
Version: 2011.1.15
Please add Sparkle support! ;-)
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jan 26 2011
2011.1.15
0.0
Jan 26 2011
0.0
Version: 2011.1.15
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.
dingle777
dingle777
Jan 24 2011
2011.1.15
5.0
Jan 24 2011
5.0
Version: 2011.1.15
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
Frieddylan
Frieddylan
Jan 24 2011
2011.1.15
4.0
Jan 24 2011
4.0
Version: 2011.1.15
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.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Jan 24 2011
2011.1.15
0.0
Jan 24 2011
0.0
Version: 2011.1.15
This download link is source code, NOT a compiled binary.
JordL22
JordL22
Jan 24 2011
2011.1.15
4.0
Jan 24 2011
4.0
Version: 2011.1.15
Works really well. Just wish I could use a 64-bit kernel.
Fabro
Fabro
Dec 29 2010
2010.10.2
0.0
Dec 29 2010
0.0
Version: 2010.10.2
Don't know why, but the download link points just to the source files (which I failed to compile on my iMac running 10.6.5 because configure complains that "pkg-config wasn't found"). A link to the dmg file containing the installer would be much more useful, here it is for the actual version: http://sourceforge.net/projects/catacombae/files/NTFS-3G%20for%20Mac%20OS%20X/2010.10.2/ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg/download
Jon-Breen
Jon-Breen
Dec 9 2010
2010.10.2
5.0
Dec 9 2010
5.0
Version: 2010.10.2
It just works !
arocha-mo
arocha-mo
Dec 3 2010
2010.10.2
4.5
Dec 3 2010
4.5
Version: 2010.10.2
Great tools to work with NTFS drive. Works flawlessly with great performance.
Schala
Schala
Nov 17 2010
2010.10.2
0.0
Nov 17 2010
0.0
Version: 2010.10.2
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.
Djefis
Djefis
Aug 22 2010
2010.5.22
0.0
Aug 22 2010
0.0
Version: 2010.5.22
This software works fine now. Good, especially when you eject the external drive in NTFS format!
Fhall1
Fhall1
Jan 21 2010
2010.1.16
0.0
Jan 21 2010
0.0
Version: 2010.1.16
Installed this latest version (was running (I think) 0.9.6 previously)...hosed various items. iTunes (library stored on NAS) wouldn't open. Icon would bounce, nothing showed on screen - force quit and it would say iTunes not responding. Bootcamp volume appeared on OS X desktop - never did before. Firefox wouldn't close properly. Rebooted twice with no change. Finally restored from time machine backup to previous version and everything's back to normal.
Mlbkxbx
Mlbkxbx
Jan 20 2010
2010.1.16
5.0
Jan 20 2010
5.0
Version: 2010.1.16
Flawless operation for me too. I'm thinking of buying the tuxera NTFS driver for that little bit extra performance. However, for now i'm completely satisfied. Well, to be honest, a command line chkdsk utility would be pretty awsome. Anyways, thanks Tuxera :)
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