Mac OSX Read and Write to NTFS Drive

Just in case you guys are try­ing to use one exter­nal drive for both Win­dows and Mac envi­ron­ments (as in my sit­u­a­tion), here’s some­thing that will save you all the grief and hours of sit­ting in front of your Macs

  1. Down­load the lat­est Mac­FUSE Core DMG file and restart
  2. Down­load the lat­est NTFS-3g + Mac­FUSE Tools (and Unin­staller if you want) from Fill­ing the Gap NTFS-3g page via NTFS-3G for OS X Revived Blog
  3. Plug-and-play with your exter­nal. It should show up mounted auto­mat­i­cally. If not, do a quick restart.

Hope that helps.

PS. The steps above is more updated that what was posted over at this MacOSX­Hints arti­cle.

Update 2007-04-28
Grab Win­Clone if you’d like to backup/restore your Boot­Camp par­ti­tion. Great if you’d like to try out Par­al­lels using that WinXP NTFS partition.

Update 2008-08-13
Step #2 above has been updated, which links to the lat­est NTFS-3G for OS X development.

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