Mac OS X - Writing to NTFS Drives

This document outlines how to install the NTFS-3G driver on Mac OS X systems. This driver allows for Mac OS X (version 10.4 and later) to write to NTFS formatted drives.

Potential for data loss CAUTION: Please make sure your important data is backed-up to Bucky Backup or an external storage device (such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive) before attempting this procedure. DoIT assumes no liability for data loss that occurs as a result of this procedure.

Downloading the driver

The NTFS-3G driver can be freely downloaded here.

Installing the driver

  1. After you have downloaded the driver, double click on the file to open the installer folder.

  2. A new window should open. Double click on Install NTFS-3G.


  3. The installer window should open. Click on Continue.


  4. Click on Continue again and then click Agree to agree the Software License Agreement.



  5. Click Install. You will need to enter your administrator user name and password.



  6. After the installation completes, click on Restart to reboot your computer and finish the installation.


Keywordsmac os x ntfs osx write ntfs-3g driver 10.4 10.5 10.6 datalossdisclaimer file system filesystem windows read reading writing access accessing   Doc ID11346
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Created2009-06-22 19:00:00Updated2024-06-19 13:24:05
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