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OS 10.6 - Loosing Data on NTFS Formatted Drives - Snow Lep


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Seems since I have installed Snow Lep, I have been loosing large amounts of files. When I open the folder that has the files on a Mac, the folder just appears empty. If I open the same folder on a PC I get The file or directory is corrupt and unreadable.

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Did you enable r/w operations on your NTFS volume? By default, OS X can't do anything but read an NTFS partition.

It might just be that the partition is damaged and a CHKDSK needs to be run from within Windows.

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Sorry I got interrupted as i was typing my post and didn't include all my info.

I have NTFS for Mac OS X installed. Before I moved to Snow Lep I never had a problem. This is on more than one drive.
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Sorry I got interrupted as i was typing my post and didn't include all my info.

I have NTFS for Mac OS X installed. Before I moved to Snow Lep I never had a problem. This is on more than one drive.
I did too and I removed it. I found it to be unstable with Snow Leopard, despite the fact that Paragon released an update. It ended up causing random spinning wheels of death.

I would recommend disabling or removing it altogether. Mac OS X now has native support for NTFS r/w operations. It is unsupported, but seems to work fine for me thus far.

10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support - Mac OS X Hints

If that's more trouble than you're willing to expend at the moment, I found that NTFS-3G, an open source alternative, works just fine with SL as well.

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If you don't feel like fiddling around with terminal to get native support in Snow Leopard to R/W NTFS, download the free "ntfsMounter" application here which does the same thing.

To cwa:

I haven't heard back from the folks at Paragon yet about the instability of its update to Snow Leopard RE: "Paragon NTFS". I'm hoping they're working on the problem and will have a fix soon. I still don't trust NTFS 3G enough to use it.

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If you don't feel like fiddling around with terminal to get native support in Snow Leopard to R/W NTFS, download the free "ntfsMounter" application here which does the same thing.

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I haven't heard back from the folks at Paragon yet about the instability of its update to Snow Leopard RE: "Paragon NTFS". I'm hoping they're working on the problem and will have a fix soon. I still don't trust NTFS 3G enough to use it.

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Any reason in particular? I had it running for a few days and found it to be stable and fast, unlike earlier versions. It was also a point and click operation to install.

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Is deleting the app from my applications folder enough to get rid of it?
I have installed the new one you suggested chscag and now have the kitty in my bar...
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There's an uninstaller that came with the original DMG. If you don't have the DMG, I'd recommend redownloading it.

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Any reason in particular? I had it running for a few days and found it to be stable and fast, unlike earlier versions. It was also a point and click operation to install.
It's been a while since I used it (about a year ago). At the time it would intermittently cause file corruption on the NTFS partition. I also had some bad experiences with an older version I used several years ago when I was running Ubuntu in a dual configuration with Win XP.

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I was having problems with Paragon but I realised I had Fuse installed too. Since removing Fuse and re-installed Paragon all my NTFS dealings have been fine.
What sort of problems are you all getting with Paragon?

Apologies for hi-jacking your thread pwf - Is native support working for you OK?

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