I can find it in my Disk utilities but I am not able to do anything with it there. Your directions are nearly flawless. I ran into one hiccup: my drive name, "Library A," had a space in it and it didn't work. Replaced the space with and underscore and everything is aces. Dear all, Thanks for your suggestions. Then the disk disappeared from the screen and I have not been able to make it show up again! Any help with this? Anyone having the same problem? How do I delete that line? I attempted to use the terminal method to no avail so I then attempted to use the 3rd part tools again to no avail.
I followed all the instructions to the best of my abilities and nothing worked. To say that I am furious is an understatement. If I had known I would no longer be able to use my external hard drives anymore I never would have upgraded. I have three separate hard drives totaling 2. But now some of my files disapeared?!?! When I swip a file into a some folder, they just disappear And when I connect my drive to a computer using windows, a msg of warning saying my folder is corrupted erupt..
What to think about this? Can I get my files back?
Precision: first connection of my drive with the fstab hack done. No pb, Works flawless Then, I eject the drive. And restart my compruter to check if it is persistent. I connect the drive, it dosn't appear on my desktop which is normal ; I open it on Volumes; everything looks fine inside.
I begin to tidy up things on my drive, and at a certain point notice that the folder "Music" in which I putted in about 3gb of files is half empty! When I drag my music the the folder "Music" the one where my files where absent , they just disappear! The transaction is done, the files are not where they were at the beginning, but neither in the new folder.
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This is a mystery. And this happened for some photo as well. I would drag a file, and then, it would appear on the new folder, and instantly disappear So no loss of data, just a little bit scared As I said I tried the second method, but it doesn't work; so I tried the first method enable writing via terminal and it seems working. I also had the impression that the writing speed is faster than I was using ntfs-3g on Mavericks.
I have two ntfs HDD and to have both enabled I wrote two lines in "nano". They seem working good. Thank you Dan. I thought there would be no harm in removing this file because I though it was a newly created file but just realized while reading the info above that it was replacing a previously hidden file which I have now wiped out! I can no longer even read my data to copy it elsewhere, what can I do?
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Excellent article. Finally you helped me out with ntfs without using either Tuxera or Paragon. I couldn't make the first method but loved the ntfs-3g setup. Hope I won't have any issues with this :. I wish people would stop recommending disabling system integrity protection just like this. It is there for a reason, and disabling it opens big security risk. Any solution that include this shouldn't be recommended at all and left as a temporary solution for short amount of time.
Hi Michael. I agree, but in my defence, I only advocate disabling while you're installing the necessary programs. My instructions end with the reactivation of it. Cheers, Dan. And voila, your problem is solved. A lot of HD films are more than that. ExFAT is better, but won't work "out of the box" with Linux. That does not solve any problem at all. It's highly probable that a disk drive that was previously used on a Windows computer was formatted with NTFS. If the data that is already on the disk presently has value, then formatting the volume and erasing that data is not a solution.
I work in an environment mixed between OSX and Windows machines.
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Next story. Since , Paragon Software provides effective industry solutions that work reliably across heterogeneous devices and platforms, operating and file systems, application environments and use cases. Paragon Software products receive wide recognition and have earned multiple professional awards. You just install it and it works. When you plug an NTFS disk into your Mac, it just mounts on the desktop like any other disk, and when you copy a file to it, it just works, no muss, no fuss.
This utility is also invaluable if you find yourself in a situation where you need to format a disk as NTFS, and it performs this task with an equal lack of drama.