Free and open source read and write file system driver for NTFS designed to help Mac OS X users to effortlessly write files to a NTFS formatted drive
NTFS-3G is a free and open source read and write file system driver for NTFS that enables your Mac to effortlessly write files to a NTFS formatted drive. In other words, NTFS-3G is designed to give your Mac the ability to write to NTFS partitions and mount them as native parts of the operating system environment.
In order to install NTFS-3G you have to mount the DMG image, double click on the NTFS-3G package and follow the instructions. To complete the installation process you also heave to provide administrator credentials.
Most file system drivers must be installed in the kernel of the operating system, fact that can make the operating system unstable and crash. Fortunately, NTFS-3G lives in the "user space", where all other applications are installed and is linked to the kernel trough the file system bridge MacFUSE.
As soon as you finish installing NTFS-3G you will be able to automatically mount NTFS volumes and write various files and folders.
You will be able to access NTFS-3G's pref pane from your Mac's System Preferences. From here you can enable, disable and even uninstall NTFS-3G.
NTFS-3G is very well integrated with the operating system's utilities and as a result enables you to create as well as format NTFS partitions by using Apple's Disk Utility.
In conclusion, NTFS-3G proves to be a practical an easy-to-use file-system driver that will help you write, format and create NTFS partitions quickly and effortlessly.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on July 31st, 2013
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What's New in This Release:
- Fixed filename encoding when standard functions are not available.
- Fixed checking mounted device status on some non-Linux platforms.
- Fixed mounting with SELinux context.
- Fixed -n and –no-mtab mount option handling, needed by automount.
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