Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 12:07 PM (in response to LuciAfrica)
am now seriously rethinking my purchase
You don't need to rethink your purchase. You need to rethink your decision to install obsolete, buggy, incompatible crapware such as "MacFUSE." If you do things like that, your computer won't work. If you do it on a Windows computer, that won't work either.
Back up all data, then uninstall MacFUSE according to the developer's instructions. Reboot.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 8:20 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
HI Linc Davis,
Thanks very much for you reply. I have uninstalled NTSF-3G successfully, however, I am not able to unistalled MACFUSE. I have gone into preferences, clicked on MACFUSE, it opened another window and I clicked on " unistall MACFUSE" , inserted my password and then the wheel keeps going but then it just goes back the the removal page.....please help
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2013 10:21 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I am still completely stuck. I have tried to download an updated version as some of the other posts have suggested that this may allow me to unistall the program bu to no avail. I this the MacFUSE and NTSF-3G came across from the other computer with everything else.
This is so frustrating, I dont know what to do and am really sad that I cant use my computer. Please can someone give me some clear instructions on what to do next....I am not really confident about using scripts etc. but willing to copy someones instructions as long as they are clear.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 1:26 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Hi Lic Davis,
Thanks for coming back to me again....I seem to be making some progress......slowly.....
YAY!!!!! I managed to delete it from my airbook! So that is step one out of the way! I did this using app zapper (found through another link that I found during my desperate attempts).......
Next, I realised that due to the nature of my work (using numerous high resolution images that are often MASSIVE) I discovered that I had to download the NTSF 3G so that I can transfer huge files from my computer to drives in order to share the images to clients that are using windows etc. At first, the drives were not even recognised at all - a short flash of light to show there was at least power and some sort of a connection and then dead - with a small whirring sound coming from the external hard drive concerned. I then decided to try and pug my drives in using a usb hub....and guess what, now one of the drives works and mounts, one doesnt (these are both 1tb drives, powered through the usb) and one (a 500GB drive) works by plugging dirrectly into the airbook.
So...I am further than I was yesterday! This is good! however, when copying anything from the drives or too the drives, the copying process is very slow - it took nearly an hour to copy 1,3 GBs last night! And the mounting process seems to take ffffffoooooorrrrrreeeeevvvvveeeeerrrrrr!
Also, when the drives do mount (eventually - I have just timed the last mount - 18 minutes), an error message pops up that says the drive was unable to be mounted. The error message says:
NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk3s1
at /Volumes/LF C_FREE because the following problem occurred:
Did not receive a signal within 15.000000 seconds. Exiting...
BUT THE DRIVE IS MOUNTED and I can see, copy and use everything on it.......what does this mean?
Please help - this speed is seriously not ideal and how come only some of my drives are recognised?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 7:01 AM (in response to LuciAfrica)
Clearly you haven't removed "NTFS-3G," and you never will remove it if you don't use one of the methods I suggested a couple of days ago. So-called "utilities" such as the one you mentioned are both useless and dangerous.
The web search I referred to in my last comment turned up instructions for removing MacFUSE in the first hit. I don't know whether those instructions actually work, but have you tried them?
Otherwise please see the last paragraph of my second comment in this thread.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Please can you refrain from being rude! I am really stressed and not in the mood to be spoken down to. I have explained that I often have to move LARGE files for availability to windows computers - these are very often larger than 4GBs at a time. Hence the need for the fix on my old macbook pro............I did delete the NTSFS and the MAC FUSE and then couldnt move the large files....so had to reinstall to be able to do this. Do you have another app that might allow me to move such BIG files?...or will this come at another huge expense for africans buysing apple again?
I appreciate your help but would prefer it if you could try to be less condencending in your response, I am not a developer of software but only a user and require fast and efficient interface for my work.
thanks in advance for your consideration.
I am now worried that if I take the NTSF-3G off again, I will not be able to move anything - even if it is slow.....
Just by the way, before I even moved files across from my macbook, I tried to download it all from the external drive and it wount mount, this lead to the transfer of all from the macbook pro via the ethernet cable (which required yet more expense - 65 USD for the converter plug in Africa!!!!!!!!!).....so I have tried what you are suggesting and it wasnt working to start with!!!!!!!!