But hackers and geeks like me want to know how to do this. This is why I decided to document it here.
Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Tuxera
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How it Works
Look in Finder to see the name of the drive. Open the Terminal application to get command-line access. Type the following command in Terminal to get necessary information about the drive.
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This is where the raw partition is mapped by the disk subsystem, and where the filesystem driver will read its data. The diskutil command gives us the "Node Name", which we'll need momentarily Eject the drive, using option-click in Finder or with the hdiutil command in Terminal: Type the following: Use the node name you spotted above and the mount point you just created: Make sure your mount point is deleted as well!
Get the drive name as in step 2 above.
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Open Terminal. Type the following in Nano: Free and already an option Tuxera costs money.
It is as simple as: AFwcxx AFwcxx 4.
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I want to warn anyone - while this solution works, the drive mounted this way will often have errors. It won't happen every time, but when it does, you'll need to fix the drive for instance by plugging it in the Windows machine.
I haven't experienced data loss this way, but I prefer other solutions. I think the issue you are facing is that Mac is not picking up the correct driver.
In your NTFS drive, is there a folder. Tuxera-NTFS and the file disable-driver? When you plugin your device, does your Console logging application show any errors? First Zero First Zero 2. Jay Jay The author already tried Tuxera it didn't work for him.
I believe he is suggesting to format the hard drive as exFAT. That is a valid idea The biggest one being no allocation table so if you unplug at the wrong time your data will get messed up.