jueves, 22 de agosto de 2013

Enable NTFS Write on Mac Os X

Macs can mount NTFS drives but they can not be written on without enabling it by default. This is problematic if you have a external hard drive with all your media and you can't store downloads, music or pictures on it. We can format it to Mac OS X Journaled but that breaks compatibility with Windows. From 10.8.3 onwards Mac OS X can enable write permissions but you have to enable it.
The first thing you should do is delete any 3rd Party NTFS software such as OSXFuse, Paragon NTFS for Mac, Tuxera or NTFS-3G.

Open up terminal and type

     sudo vifs
  • Click i and add to the first line
  • LABEL=”VOLUME_NAME_WITHOUT_QUOTES” none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse
  • If you are not sure of the drive name use Disk Utility and if there is a space between a drive name like MEDIA DRIVE be sure to put the underscore like MEDIA_DRIVE
  • After you are done click Esc and type :wq (Thanks TCB13)
  • Now unmount and remount your drive using Disk Utility so changes can take effect
  • You will not be able to see your NTFS drives in Finder, the Finder sidebar or on your desktop you will have to type the following:
   open /Volumes/THE_NAME_OF_YOUR_VOLUME
Based on post: xiaopan.co

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