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    Jun 02, 2012
    Question How Do I Uninstall NTFS 3-G From Lion?!
    I downloaded and installed NTFS 3-G from the internet so that I could see, read & write to my external NTFS HD, but I keep getting mounting errors with NTFS 3-G. Everyone told to uninstall the program was to drag it to the trash & it would be gone. I did that, but everytime I put a formatted NTFS drive in the Mac NTFS 3-G keeps popping up with the same error message about mounting & not being seen. How do I completely uninstall the program & its drivers from my iMac (Lion)? I've even gone as far to purchase MacKeeper and it doesn't see NTFS 3-G in the applications to uninstall which is a feature on MacKeeper, so why does it keep popping up? Please help & know that your help is highly appreciated. Thank you...


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    Several possible ways to go about this, but one way would be to download and install this
    AppCleaner (Mac) - Download

    Then redownload and install NTFS-3G.

    After that you can use AppCleaner to remove it, which should catch the stray files that are hanging you up.
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    IIRC, you uninstall NTFS-3G from its panel in System Preferences.

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    lifeisabeach is correct - you can uninstall it from the system preference pane. If that doesn't work, there is a script available on your machine that should do the trick (if you don't know how to use it, we can help but try the pref pane first). More info here.
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    Also, MacKeeper, while well-advertised, is pretty much a scam product. I would see about getting a refund (cancel the charge on your credit card).

    If you're going to spend money, do it on a good NTFS driver - Paragon's NTFS for Mac is fast, simple and easy to setup. It makes dealing with NTFS drives just like dealing with any other drive.
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