Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Can't write files to an NTFS hard drive on your Mac? Try this...

This is an oldie which has long plagued me, and probably many others as well.
It confounds Mac owners the world over, and it stumps anybody who gets an external drive (NTFS formatted), when they suddenly realise that they cannot copy anything onto the drive from their Mac.

Enter NTFS-3G
an open source cross-platform implementation of the Microsoft Windows NTFS file system with read-write support.
I won't go into the technical details of the software here - all I can say is that this little gem has saved me many grey hairs, many a time.
Visit the NTFS-3G Blog here, where you can download the latest free version for your Mac, and read all about the inner workings of the software.
Install it, reboot, and VOILA! You can now drop files onto your NTFS hard drive.

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