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MF Blog Bot
02-04-2016, 04:30 PM
Adding NTFS support to Mac OS X (http://www.mac-forums.com/blog/adding-ntfs-support-to-mac-os-x/)

I’m perfectly capable of changing the oil in my truck, but I’d rather pay someone to do it. Sometimes the same holds for making a DIY system change to OS X or simply purchasing a utility to do it for you. That came up recently when I tried to connect… Read More (http://www.mac-forums.com/blog/adding-ntfs-support-to-mac-os-x/)
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02-04-2016, 06:40 PM
Thanks Tracey, nice article. I especially liked your comments about the License Key as I have experienced the same thing before especially with long keys. ;)

Randy B. Singer
02-04-2016, 11:54 PM
Common formats for hard drives:

- Windows reads & writes to NTFS, and FAT32

- OS X reads and writes to FAT32 and Mac OS X extended (aka HFS+)

- OS X can read from, but not write to, NTFS (i.e. it is read only for the Mac)
enable write with:

MacDrive ($50) will allow Windows computers to read and write to drives that are formatted as HFS+:

as will MacDisk ($39):

and TransMac ($48)

A Mac can write to (as well as read from) a NTFS disk using:

NTFS for Mac OS X (free)

NTFS-3G (free)

NTFS - Mac ($20)

Tuxera NTFS($31)