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NTFS-3G for Mac

Read-write NTFS filesystem driver.

Free
In English
Version 2017.3.23
3.5
Based on 40 user rates

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

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

NTFS-3G for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2017.3.23
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3.5

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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.
Freenergy
Freenergy
Feb 17 2018
3.5
Feb 17 2018
3.5
Version: null
golf-duangprathum
golf-duangprathum
Dec 1 2017
1.0
Dec 1 2017
1.0
Version: null
sandw
sandw
Jun 5 2017
2.5
Jun 5 2017
2.5
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michel-lexcellent
michel-lexcellent
May 27 2017
4.5
May 27 2017
4.5
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Hial
Jan 19 2017
5.0
Jan 19 2017
5.0
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netthida
netthida
Aug 13 2016
3.5
Aug 13 2016
3.5
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SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
Nov 14 2015
3.0
Nov 14 2015
3.0
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super-titing
super-titing
Oct 28 2015
5.0
Oct 28 2015
5.0
Version: null
minecraftpower0123gmail-com4797
Jul 27 2014
4.0
Version: null
CraigC5591
CraigC5591
Apr 17 2014
4.0
Apr 17 2014
4.0
Version: null
Carmine-d
Carmine-d
Aug 9 2013
0.5
Aug 9 2013
0.5
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kohly
kohly
Jan 30 2013
0.5
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0.5
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KBorhani
KBorhani
Sep 11 2012
3.0
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3.0
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Phaseangle
Phaseangle
Jul 30 2012
1.5
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1.5
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TheCellar
TheCellar
Jun 28 2012
5.0
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5.0
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Ahmad-Hesham
Ahmad-Hesham
May 6 2012
5.0
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5.0
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schizophrenia
schizophrenia
Apr 26 2012
3.0
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3.0
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Skov-Kipp
Skov-Kipp
Mar 18 2012
3.5
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3.5
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hosseintaj
hosseintaj
Dec 28 2011
5.0
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5.0
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Rc5
Rc5
Dec 18 2011
0.5
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0.5
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Paulocgm
Nov 14 2011
2.0
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2.0
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T0r1x4uM
Aug 25 2011
5.0
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Ptigui
May 28 2011
1.0
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1.0
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sambear1965
Apr 9 2011
0.5
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0.5
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dingle777
Jan 24 2011
5.0
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Neal
Neal
Jan 24 2011
1.5
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1.5
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Frieddylan
Jan 24 2011
4.0
Jan 24 2011
4.0
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JordL22
JordL22
Jan 24 2011
4.0
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4.0
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Lele
Jan 24 2011
5.0
Jan 24 2011
5.0
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Atlanx
Dec 28 2010
5.0
Dec 28 2010
5.0
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Jon-Breen
Jon-Breen
Dec 9 2010
5.0
Dec 9 2010
5.0
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arocha-mo
arocha-mo
Dec 3 2010
4.5
Dec 3 2010
4.5
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Mlbkxbx
Jan 20 2010
5.0
Jan 20 2010
5.0
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Enteptain
Dec 7 2009
3.0
Dec 7 2009
3.0
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Pirx
Pirx
Dec 4 2009
5.0
Dec 4 2009
5.0
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Gynny
Gynny
Feb 16 2009
5.0
Feb 16 2009
5.0
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Gmax
Jan 29 2009
1.0
Jan 29 2009
1.0
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Neonblue2
Neonblue2
Jan 4 2008
4.0
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4.0
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Tirasus
May 30 2007
4.0
May 30 2007
4.0
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Imre-Fazekas
Imre-Fazekas
May 15 2007
5.0
May 15 2007
5.0
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