3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2011 4:10 PM by Gabo-Arg
jm.oleo Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to enable the NTFS Read/Write support of Mac OS X 10.6.8?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Gabo-Arg Level 1 (15 points)

    Well, I've used Paragon NTFS, but if you don't want to use 3rd party software, you should do this AT YOUR OWN RISK:


    Open Terminal.app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal)

    Type "diskutil info /Volumes/volume_name" and copy the Volume UUID (bunch of numbers).

    Backup /etc/fstab if you have it, shouldn't be there in a default install.

    Type "sudo nano /etc/fstab".

    Type in "UUID=paste_the_uuid_here none ntfs rw" or "LABEL=volume_name none ntfs rw" (if you don't have UUID for the disk).

    Repeat for other NTFS partitions.

    Save the file (ctrl-x then y) and restart your system.


    After reboot, NTFS partitions should natively have read and write support. This works in both 32 and 64-bit kernels. Support is quite good and fast, it even recognizes file attributes such as hidden files.


    Good luck!

  • jm.oleo Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! Does this also apply on external drives formatted on NTFS?

  • Gabo-Arg Level 1 (15 points)

    Yes, it does.