Easy Way to Enable NTFS Write On Mac OS X Yosemite

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Easy Way To Enable NTFS Write On OS X Yosemite
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This is another Video brought to you by Micktwo and for this video, I will show you easy way to enable NTFS write in Yosemite.

Windows uses the NTFS file system for its hard drives. Mac OS X can read files on NTFS hard drives but it can’t write files to them, Attempting to drag a file into an NTFS drive in Mac will fail.

So to get started, there are three application you will need;
The first one is OSXFuse http://osxfuse.github.io/
Second is NTFS-3G http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010102.html
Third is Fuse-wait https://github.com/bfleischer/fuse_wait/downloads
After installing the three applications, a reboot is required for this to work

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45 comments

  1. Hi! Maybe you can help! When I try to install NTFS-3G, it says "This package is incompatible with this version of macOS and may fail to install." I have a Mac OS Sierra. Do you know what can I do?

  2. Thank you bro (Mlcktwo) !!! it worked for me too. just to explain the second package NTFS 3G did not worked with version you mentioned as it was showing error as not successfully installed. I downloaded latest version ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2016.2.22 and then it worked for me. so guys try out with latest version who are facing issues with 2010 version. enjoy….

  3. On Yosemite 10.10.5 there's always an error after the Caching step. I validate my password than an error appears. Even with this error, it works following this instructions. Smells like windows for me 😉

  4. For El Capitan 10.11.5 the NTFS 3G installation is being prompted by Mac OS as "This package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install" I really would like this to work for me however, I think this package needs probably needs updating. For now I did install it I hate to move all my files and have it FAT32 formatted just to work on my MacPRO laptop.

  5. The performance is really poor 🙁 I can download to ntfs partition with half of my bandwith. To HFS+ partition I can use my full bandwith.

  6. hi! I already did it and worked very well. But after update to El Capitan becomes impossible to write on my external NTFS HD partition again. How should I do? Uninstall this three programs and install again? any suggestions? Thank you 😀

  7. Updated to new mac os x el capitan and now hard drive does not write, copy or paste again because your ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx. does not work on el capitan.

    Do you perhaps have a solution for this?

  8. Hi friend! I updated to OS X El Capitan and now I can't transfer data to my Hard Disk, when I had Yosemite I followed your instructions and it went perfectly but now I can't do anything.

    My problem happens with the ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg, when I access to the installation it says "This package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install." and like it says, it fails.

    Can you help me? Thank you !

  9. Great guide but why not convert your NTFS drive to Ex Fat which generally works across platforms and has no 4GB limit like drives formatted in the Fat32 file system, also it's so much easier to format to Ex Fat rather than go through the whole process described above, cheers.

  10. Lots of thanks.  I could now I solve my biggest problem using mac, win and my HT system.  All my devices read my HDs and I can copy movies of whatever size. Subscribed

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