Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mac: Write to NTFS partitions

Mac: Write to NTFS partitions
Pre-requisites:
  • XCode
  • Homebrew
To install Xcode,
goto AppStore and install Xcode
To install homebrew:
Open terminal and run following commands
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
brew doctor
brew update
To enable NTFS write support:
Open  terminal and run following commands
brew install ntfs-3g
sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig
sudo ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/ntfs-3g/2014.2.15/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs
brew install osxfuse
brew info osxfuse
Last command will display 2 commands, which will look like following:
sudo /bin/cp -RfX /usr/local/opt/osxfuse/Library/Filesystems/osxfusefs.fs /Library/Filesystems/
sudo chmod +s /Library/Filesystems/osxfusefs.fs/Support/load_osxfusefs
Run them through terminal.

Now plug-in NTFS device and check the info. It will be read and write supported.