- Fix: Reading a data storage with permanent or temporary physical damage, or a partial read(2) system call could result ignoring the low level hardware error and returning invalid data. Upgrade is recommended.
- Mac specific: Read-only mounts now have a better chance of succeeding, as the driver now properly parses the probe arguments.
- Mac specific: All global settings have been moved out of the mount script and into the preference plist file /Library/Preferences/org.catacombae.macntfs-3g.DriverSettings.plist
Download NTFS-3G 1.5130 [stable]
Packaging, patching, some OS X-related development and testing is done in the context of my development efforts with the Catacombae projects.
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4/10.5, a PowerPC or Intel computer, MacFUSE 1.7 or later installed.
This package has been tested with OS X 10.4.11/Intel and OS X 10.5.5/Intel.
Information on how to install and use NTFS-3G for Mac OS X can be found in the User Guide.
- Files with filenames created in Windows containing international characters with accents, umlauts and similar dots and lines, or filenames with korean characters might seem unreadable in the Finder. This is because Finder apparently expects all filenames to appear in unicode decomposed form, while NTFS allows both composed and decomposed form filenames. This issue is hard to solve in a pretty way, but you should still be able to access these files when using the Terminal. For me, copying the affected files to a HFS+ drive using the command "cp" worked fine.
- After installing ntfs-3g, all NTFS drives will disappear from the "Startup Disk" preference pane. Disabling or uninstalling ntfs-3g brings them back. I don't have a solution for this, but you can still choose your startup drive by:
- Holding down the Option key during boot (or Alt for non-Apple keyboards).
- Intel users only: Install the rEFIt boot manager for better control of the boot process.
- Using the command line utility bless (see man bless for more information)
ntfs-3g 1.5130 (patched)