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Paragon NTFS Reviews

10 December 2020

Provides full read and write access to Windows NTFS drives in macOS.

5
Filou53
23 January 2020
Version: 15.5.71

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Excellent produit que j'utilise sans problème depuis plus de 3 ans sur mon iMac et dans mon cas, excellent support, rapide et efficace ! --- Excellent product that I have been using without problems for more than 3 years on my iMac and in my case, excellent support, fast and efficient!
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mayank-raj-iitd
06 January 2021
Version: 15.8.105
This used to be a great software untill it f'ked up on M1 mac! I took a backup of my old system and copied the things back to the new system. However, at random PDF and Image files are corrupted!! I ran more tests by copying a big folder of images to and fro. 2-5% files are getting corrupted consistently. I have formatted all my disks with exFAT or HFS+.
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Derekcurrie
11 December 2020
Version: 15.8.105
It's as if this company's brains got scrambled. I try to log in to update Paragon NTFS inside the app and it spews at me: "LSL_ERR_BAD_CREDENTIALS". So I go to their website and log in anyway. W T F is going on over there? I had a recent debacle with them over the incredible NON-functionality of their Paragon Hard Disk Manager, and there they are promoting it on their home page, trying to rake in the suckers. I go to get the Paragon NTFS update direct from my account and it instead it downloads old v15.5.106. - - Are they trying to destroy themselves?! Do they have a death wish? I find this upsetting as I like their software a lot, when it actually works! (O_o)
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Derekcurrie
11 December 2020
Version: 15.8.105
It's as if this company's brains got scrambled. I try to log in to update Paragon NTFS inside the app and it spews at me: "LSL_ERR_BAD_CREDENTIALS". So I go to their website and log in anyway. W T F is going on over there? I had a recent debacle with them over the incredible NON-functionality of their Paragon Hard Disk Manager, and there they are promoting it on their home page, trying to rake in the suckers. I go to get the Paragon NTFS update direct from my account and it instead it downloads old v15.5.106, which is known to be remarkably buggy. - - Are they trying to destroy themselves?! Do they have a death wish? I find this upsetting as I like their software a lot, when it actually works! (O_o)
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Derekcurrie
11 December 2020
Version: 15.8.105
It's as if this company's brains got scrambled. I try to log in to update Paragon NTFS inside the app and it spews at me: "LSL_ERR_BAD_CREDENTIALS". So I go to their website and log in anyway. W T F is going on over there? I had a recent debacle with them over the incredible NON-functionality of their Paragon Hard Disk Manager, and there they are promoting at on their home page to rake in the suckers. I go to get the Paragon NTFS update direct from my account and it downloads old v15.5.106, which is known to be remarkably buggy. - - Are they trying to destroy themselves?! Is this a death wish? I find this upsetting as I like their software a lot, when it actually works! (O_o)
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robertmanderson
10 November 2020
Version: 15.6.17
Excellent app. But several hours later my credit card was used fraudulently for several purchases. New card used first time for this purchase and no others. Luckily a Visa credit card so can claim the money back. So not so impressed with their security.
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x9329724
26 October 2020
Version: 15.6.17
I haven't had any problems with the software itself (using Mojave), but don't use it a whole lot either. What does bug me is that there have been several updates since version 15.5.106 was successfully installed on my machine, but the few I tried by downloading from MacUpdate did not install (or dorked things, I forget). Their support staff just said that "soon" there would be a version that I would be able to install automatically via their product, but that never happened. Maybe they just blew off Mojave as when I check for updates using their software there never are any beyond 15.5.106. And yet here is 15.6.17... (I did have one bad software experience with one of their other products several years back, but I just stopped using that one.)
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jayphilmont
24 October 2020
Version: 15.6.13
I tried it the other day, Yes, it worked. But I only needed it once, so I tried to uninstall because every day I got a notification was available, and there was no way to stop it. I tried to use their uninstaller, but Bit-Defender, the best anti-virus on the market instantly flagged and stopped it. That was bad enough. But manually deleting the program using App Zap didn't stop the notifications. I had to track it down to a folder in the preferences/application support folder. I notified them, thinking their website had been hacked, but got no response. Avoid this one.
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aliceverviers1756
08 September 2020
Version: 15.5.143
This software is malware. Once you install it, you can't get rid of it. It sends terribly annoying notifications. I hate it. This is hostile behavior. Those responsible for this should be ashamed.
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5
Filou53
23 January 2020
Version: 15.5.71
Excellent produit que j'utilise sans problème depuis plus de 3 ans sur mon iMac et dans mon cas, excellent support, rapide et efficace ! --- Excellent product that I have been using without problems for more than 3 years on my iMac and in my case, excellent support, fast and efficient!
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Mlbkxbx
19 January 2020
Version: 15.5.71
I see lots of people complaining about support and licencing. I must be in luck because it seems every time i come back to mac, i've gotten new upgrades for free (for all 3 licences i own, none the less) - First from 13 to 14, and now from 14 to 15 for some strange reason. Well i'm not complaning. Anyway, never had any problems with paragon NTFS. Works a treat if you ask me!
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Swingscars
05 October 2019
Version: 15.5.62
Is a pay - up Update ??
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0.5
birou
02 August 2019
Version: 15.5.53
Worst support I ever experienced with any software or any type of product or service!! Arrogant and useless.
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5
lcerny
06 April 2019
Version: 15.4.59
Fast, stable, active development.
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sibooba
22 January 2019
Version: 15.4.44
Well, it works, but my god is this ever the flakiest piece of software when it comes to whatever licensing scheme they're using! Once a week it forgets my paragon login and my registration details / license key. On a reboot, or an update, or using a VPN, and seemingly randomly. No other software i've paid for does this. Yet again the notification pops up that it's unregistered, and I have to go through logging in again. This isn't being good to customers. It should just stay in the background and do its job.
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techne9
07 January 2019
Version: 15.4.44
This installed with my new portable hard drive without giving me sufficient information to trust it.
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Derekcurrie
23 December 2018
Version: 15.2.319
v15.4.44 is now available. It features bug fixes and further Mojave compatibility.
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Derekcurrie
23 November 2018
Version: 15.2.319
The current version is v15.4.11. It is updated to work with macOS 10;.14 Mojave. It supports Dark Mode. The one thing I found confusing about using NTFS for Mac with Boot Camp is when the Windows system is in 'Hibernation Mode'. Apparently, in order to mount a Boot Camp volume as read/write, it has to be Shut Down, rather than restarted when returning to a macOS boot volume. Why does Window 'Hibernate' when restarted? Very annoying. But that's apparently a Microsoft thing.
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5
Djefis
25 April 2018
Version: 15.1.70
It works perfectly ....
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5
allen-3
14 April 2018
Version: 15.1.70
This is the best way to access windows USB hard drives. I would rather keep my USB drives in native format than to convert them to mac format. This way if something happens to my mac they are universally accessible.
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5
Swingscars
24 February 2018
Version: 15.1.70
les mises a jour sont trop souvent payantes sinon très bonne application
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5
Cantoneseboy
20 December 2017
Version: 15.0.911
I was desperately in need of accessing a NTFS volume. Luckily I found this to work although the speed is not as fast as I expected it to be. Overall I'm still satisfied.
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Meister-Fritz
18 September 2017
Version: 15.0.828
Again, I'll just comment regarding my personal experience. Does that infer that the event mentioned will happen to everyone? No! However, use of the software depends on your willingness to subject your Mac and, specifically, your BootCamp partition to substantial risk. Why? Because as soon as I upgraded and rebooted, I noticed that my BootCamp partition was NOT on the desktop. Went into System Preferences to access the Paragon Pane. Was able to mount from there, but receive a message that my BootCamp partition was in hibernate mode so it would be dangerous to reboot. I have NEVER, EVER, put my BootCamp partition into hibernate mode. In fact, I had disabled it. Now, if you visit the Paragon site, you'll find frequently asked questions concerning this version and there is a section specific to failure to mount. In fairness, there is a solution, but it involved manipulation in Windows. Some of the manipulation is easy and could be done by any user. But when the use of "regedit" comes into play, that is NOT a good sign. Why? Because some users are not familiar with the Registry and some would rather not touch it. And, finally, for some, the end results would be a disaster.
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4.5
roadkill401
27 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
It seems that there are quite some users who want nothing more than to give bad software ratings rather based in personal bias rather than how the software works. I did initially have issues with registering the software. Remember that you are purchasing it through a 3rd party vendor and not direct from Paragon. it does take more than 30 seconds for the registration information to make its way from MacUpdate to Paragon. The following morning, everything registered perfectly fine and the software is running. As for the real review of the software. it works fantastic. I have full access to my windows NTFS drive. I can finally change the drive icon on my desktop to look something more decent (as I have windows stored on an external SSD). The other really cool feature is you can easily flag external drives not to be automatically mounted. I have a large Thunderbay with multiple drives. Some are used for windows, others are test installs for MacOS. I don't need all of them loaded in my daily Mac desktop. You just simply have to open the NTFS control panel and tick off 'do not mount automatically' and done. The next time you boot the drive doesn't auto pop up. This should be something that MacOS would do, but no. Apple thinks we need to keep it simple for the average user. Thanks Paragon for an excellent app.
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EdwinMorton
26 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
So far so good. It works for me.
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raymondpoulier
26 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
NTFS is almost necessary t read at least these files which my Mac considers to bee viruses. It is a good software
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0.5
taenamkwon4284
23 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
I bought this. But the serial number that I bought is not working. How do I do?
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0.5
taenamkwon4284
23 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
I bought this. But the serial number that I bought is not working. How do I do?
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0.5
taenamkwon4284
23 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
I bought this. But the serial number that I bought is not working. How do I do?
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0.5
taenamkwon4284
23 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
I bought this. But the serial number that I bought is not working. How do I do?
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0.5
taenamkwon4284
23 August 2017
Version: 15.0.828
I bought this. But the serial number that I bought is not working. How do I do?
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Ashley-Hunter
24 December 2016
Version: 14.3.318
You can download this for free from Seagate http://www.seagate.com/support/software/paragon/?cmpid=friendly-_-paragon
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0.5
Michael-Vilain
14 December 2016
Version: 14.3.318
I tried installing their latest version as an upgrade but I couldn't contact their license servers. They didn't respond to email for a refund, so Mastercard yanked it out of their bank account. Because they're in Europe, they don't think they're subject to the US Commercial Code. But the credit card company is. Won't buy anything from them ever again.
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Fixx
20 October 2016
Version: 14.2.359
For half the price a good buy. Performance is good and latest version is stable, no problems. I recommend. Paid upgrades may be a problem as those do nothing but give compatibility to latest OSX.
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john-1234
22 September 2016
Version: 14.2.359
keeps paying and paying, am I a cow?
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Jam9
15 August 2016
Version: 14.2.359
Yes, the initial rollout of version 14 could have gone smoother. It look me a few tries to figure it out given the change in their account platform. But the app has been out for ten months already and works fine. I've also had a good experience with their customer service.
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5
feinstein-mike
10 July 2016
Version: 14.1.187
Not sure why everyone is having issues. I have one copy of this running on El Capitan and one on Yosemite. No registration issues, no portal issues, and everything works great. Been using this for a long time.
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0.5
04f780b2
13 May 2016
Version: 14.1.187
Another unhappy customer. When I purchased my NTFS for MAC from Macupdate, it was a version 12 in the bundle from Macupdate. Simon Koehl from Paragon clearly states on 6 April 2016 below that the Macupdate bundle did not go "as planned" and it was Paragon's fault and "If you’ve got NTFS for Mac 12, then you get 14th for free" YET, Paragon is STILL trying to charge me for the update to v.14. Please provide me with a legitimate v.14 Product Key and Serial Number immediately. Paragon should not, and given the clear statement below cannot, charge for the upgrade if I am a registered owner of v.12 from the Macupdate bundle (which I am)!
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simon-koehl
06 April 2016
Version: 14.1.187
Hi all, I'd like to clear up some confusion. Upgrade to the next major version is always free of charge! Owners of older versions can profit from a 50% discount which is available through the MyParagon account. Examples: 1. If you’ve got NTFS for Mac 12, then you get 14th for free. 2. If you’ve got NTFS for Mac 10 or older, you will be able to get 14th with a 50% discount. Concerning the MU Promo bundle: This went not as planned, indeed! The Problem was that Mac Update started to distribute the SNs for v12 but the release of OSX El Capitan occurred earlier than expected. We therefore had to switch to v14 SNs but since we (Paragon) had no control who of the MU customers already received the v14 serial and who did not, we agreed with MU that they provided v14 SNs to all relevant customers. Also we had to upgrade several 100k customers with v14 SNs and got a bit swamped during the first weeks (also we switched to a new account platform which had some teething troubles). This is clearly our fault and there is no apology for it. However, we’ve learned from this and will surely do better in the future. Last but not least, I see some claims about seldom updates throughout the product lifecycle. Honestly I don’t understand the problem here. The rarity of updates is a more a quality attribute than a lack. A high update frequency is not always but often an indication of an immature development state and therefore not a quality attribute at all. All in all we agree that the upgrade process was not as smooth as it should be and we can't apologize enough for the inconveniences. Paragon Software Group
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0.5
digidow
24 February 2016
Version: 14.1.187
Don't walk, run away from this horrible company. They have this incredible convoluted registration system for this $20 plug-in. Told me to call another company for help (clever bridge). What? I will never purchase anything from this company again.
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0.5
cocainus
01 January 2016
Version: 14.1.187
Версия 14.х просто ужасная, практически неработоспособный продукт. В выпустили сырой и недоделанный продукт. А теперь конкретней: 1. При подключении внешних NTFS жестких дисков, диск не появляется в Finder, при это он почему-то определяется программой, приходится заходить в системные настройки, открывать его через меню настроек программы, иногда до диска невозможно достучаться вообще, приходится неоднократно перетыкать диск, что драйвер подхватил его. 2. После использвания диска на Mac с установленным драйвером 14 версии, пи поселяющем подключении его к Windows, Windows сообщает, что фиалковая система содержит ошибки, и диск нуждается в исправлении. 3. Проверте работоспособность вашего драйвера на совместное использование Parallels Desktop, при установленном Parallels Desktop на компьютере Mac, драйвер Paragon NTFS не дает переключить диск в работающую виртуальную машину и при этом одновременно не подключает его к Mac. Я всегда пользовался драйвером Paragon NTFS, Вы же кроме ежегодных платных обновлений и изменения дизайна меню настроек программы ничего нового не делаете. Мне пришлось отказаться от использования вашего продукта и перейти на использование другого драйвера. Вы должны знать и понимать, Paragon NTFS работает с ключевым функционалом, основой операционной системы, надежный драйвер обеспечивает безопасность и сохранность информации, Вы же ставите данные ключевые моменты использования Вашего программного продукта под сомнение. При этом ежегодно требуете не маленьких денег за обновленную версию программы.
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Filchescat
31 December 2015
Version: 14.1.187
What exactly does NTFS or Fuse or Tuxera do that the Mac's native OS doesn't as far as make Windoze volumes and folders accessible on the Mac's desktop? I've used Windows material on Macs with this stuff installed and without it installed - can't see any difference; always accessible and always speedy enough not to notice any I/O difference at all. So, where's the advantage to install NTFS?
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Michael Martin
16 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
Previous versions (prior to 14) work flawlessly. No support needed. Just works (as expected).

With 14 (as part of the MU Promo bundle), and installing it on a fresh 10.11 (El Capitan), I get to the point where it asks me to register the product. Not sure what happened, but Paragon is moving to a new "registration portal" system. This is awesome -- except that it does not work.

I will completely overlook the bad grammar in the User interface (error messages especially). But once I create the account, and try to register using the serial number I have from Mac Update's Bundle, I get a "Serial number has not found" message. Even trying to register the software with out creating an account gets the same message. Also -- my previous versions of NTFS Mac and bundles of other Paragon Software do not show up in the portal at all.

So, I'm stumped. Software not reading NTFS Volumes, only a few days left in the "unregistered" state, and the portal has no idea that my serial number is valid. Not good.

BTW -- Don't bother calling for support -- you get "redirected" to the website to create a ticket. Normally, this is expected in this day and age, but the same support ticket process on the NEW portal is broken (can't SUBMIT). Go to the legacy web site, and at least I can submit a ticket.

Is anyone testing this portal process? Not sure that's the case from my experiences.

Will revise the rating once the portal and registration (and operation of the software) improves.

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2015 10 16 -- Edit -- Error found on my part. Register using the same email that MacUpdate has. Suggestion to Paragon, please change / update your error messaging to be more specific as to what the problem is. Maybe like "Sorry, no serial number found using this email / registration account?" .. Just a thought.

Revising rating from 1 to 4
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3.5
Livy__
15 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
I don't know what problems people seem to have about Paragon's NTFS driver. For me, nearly everything just works perfectly! The only thing that bugs me about version 14 (which I got as a free upgrade from 12) won't show my BootCamp partition in finder without first opening disk utility tool and "opening" the drive manually. BUT, since version 12 just works flawlessly on El Capitan as well (not like the devs say) I use the old version instead! (So I really don't understand people's hesitations about the free upgrade, which is not seriously necessary for running the driver on El Capitan!) Version 12 would get 5 stars from me; but due to the inconvenience in 14 (BootCamp partition) i only give version 14 a rating of 3.5; maybe it's just a bug and to be fixed, I don't know and don't really care, since 12 just runs fine on my system!
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0.5
ltubnor
14 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
Pseudo major version updates will have you paying for this over and over again despite "major version" upgrades never actually bringing any new features or a major rewrite.
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markd1
10 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
Just got my version 14 upgrade license email (since getting version 12 in the Fall bundle) and have just installed it on El Capitan. Have been a Paragon NTFS user since version 10 and have never had any issues with it. Before purchasing Paragon NTFS, I'd used NTFS-3G and Tuxera, but for me they'd both been a bit flaky, so I paid for Paragon NTFS and was glad I did - I've never really had any issues with Paragon NTFS. It is pretty fast with NTFS transfers (slightly slower than OSX extended partitions obviously) and I've never had any problems mid-transfer or anything. For me, it's always done what it said on the box, and now with V14 it's got El Capitan compatibility, so no complaints here. If you're looking for a way to have plug-and-play NTFS drives on your mac, there really isn't a better alternative to Paragon NTFS. Highly recommended for all Mac users!
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Macintosh-Sauce
10 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
The problem with NTFS is that if you have Windows installed under Boot Camp, you cannot use the System Prefernces > Startup Disk way of switching to Windows. There is no Windows folder to click on and restart. :/
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Gio-Willis
08 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
I took some time to speak to a non speaking customer care in Germany, the guy hardly understood my spelling. After all that , they are trying to make all customers pay for the upgrade at Paragon, as far as I am concerned I am totally dissatisfied by this lack of proficiency . Paragon sent me an email stating that Macupdate is responsible for providing the serials for the upgraded version 14 to customers. ...still waiting for an answer.
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0.5
Macintosh-Sauce
08 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
I give this product 0 stars just for being so crappy. Got this as part of the latest MacUpdate bundle. Stupid idiots give a serial number for version 12, and then they release version 14 telling many people they have to pay to upgrade. WTF! Before I found out about this I had done a fresh install of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Windows 10 Pro on my MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2012). Installed NTFS on the Mac side and it completely hosed my Windows installation. :/ Thanks Paragon ever so much for releasing this shite software and then refusing to answer my two emails. I'm not the only one that feels a little cheated with the latest MacUpdate bundle sale. :/
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0.5
vseravnokomu
07 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
who the heck is responsible for the promised upgrade to v14??? sent requests to both supports – paragon points to macupdate, macupdate to paragon. feel like my $50 stolen
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0.5
alsnyder3
05 October 2015
Version: 14.0.382
Junk. Don't buy it.
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