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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mount NTFS on Mac Leopard

Okay so if you have an external drive with NTFS and you mount it on your Mac; you will have only READ access. To get a READ/WRITE access you need to install MacFUSE. Using MacFUSE you can extent the native file handling support and using 3rd party software you can have support for a number of different filesystems. It also comes with SDKs which will allow you to write custom sw on top of MacFUSE to extent the filesystem possibilities on Mac.

You can download MacFUSE from google code: http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/

Now to get RW access for NTFS you need a 3rd party software based on macfuse. You can use Tuxera NTFS for Mac. http://www.tuxera.com
You can also check this blog: http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/

Just install the ntfs-3g, restart and there you go. Plug in ur external NTFS hdd. And check its permissions, those should be custom permissions; shouldn't be Read Only.

But here I had a problem, I was having this error:

NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk1s1
at /Volumes/CORSAIR because the following problem occurred:


/Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)

To solve this, just DOWNLOAD THIS VERSION OF NTFS-3G: http://www.tuxera.com/mac/macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg

This should sort this out.

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