Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.12-RC

The latest release candidate of Tuxera NTFS for Mac, our high performance commercial NTFS driver is now out!

Download Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.12-RC

System requirements: A Mac (Intel or PowerPC) running Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6.
You can purchase a license for Tuxera NTFS for Mac in the Online Shop.

Changes since Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.10:
  • Feature: Implemented automatic translation of characters that Windows Explorer considers invalid. These characters are now replaced with Services for Mac mappings (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q117258).
  • Change: The kernel portion of the driver has been further optimized for the 64-bit kernel (feedback is much appreciated).
  • Bugfix: The amount of free disk space wasn't updated properly in Finder at all times (affects Mac OS X 10.6).
  • Bugfix: Resource fork handling didn't conform fully to Mac OS X's expectations, leading to buggy behaviour in some programs.
All users are welcome to discuss any NTFS-3G or Tuxera NTFS-related issues on the Tuxera Support Forum.
Customers are encouraged to use our email support address to report problems. See your activation email for the address.

TUFS source code: tufs-tuxera_ntfs-2010.12.28.tar.bz2


Anonymous said...

Where's configure script to do"tufs-tuxera_ntfs-2010.12.28/core/macfuse_buildtool.sh -c Release -p 10.5 -t swconfigure
I'm having error "./macfuse_buildtool.sh: line 1446: ./configure: No such file or directory".

Kirill said...

Can you tell me one thing. Can I use source code of MacFuse patched by Tuxera (big lock patch) in my commercial product?

Erik said...


Please do, but make sure that you follow the license conditions.

Erik said...


The best place for questions about MacFUSE is here:

viv said...

Can you tell me if the ntfs-3g drivers work with the 2011 macbook pro (which boot in 64 bits) ?

I had them working on my 2009 macbook pro, but with the new one, the macfuse kext doesn't seem to load.

I get this error when I plug a ntfs usb disk:

Apr 7 22:54:07 minidwarf com.apple.kextd[10]: Failed to load /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext - (libkern/kext) link error.

Erik said...

viv, April 7, 2011 11:17 PM:

No, NTFS-3G does not support the 64-bit kernel out of the box but to get it working you can install our pre-release version of MacFUSE:

viv said...

It works perfectly, thanks a lot Erik

Kirill said...

I test, Tuxera Branch of MacFuse
and find Kernel Panic on 64-bit kernel. I use fstorture tool for testing.

Problem in fuse_vnops.c in code:
if (fuse_isdeadfs_fs(dvp)){
panic("MacFuse: fuse_vnop_xxx(): called on a dead file system\n");

Replacing this code with following code helps to avoid Kernel Panic:
if (fuse_isdeadfs_fs(dvp)){
return EIO;

It's very bad way because it's not solve internel problem but it helps to save working system. What do you think?

Kirill said...

I build MacFuse from this source code

Erik said...


That is the TUFS source code, which is heavily modified. You're better off with this:

However, please post any followup questions in the MacFUSE google group as this is not the place for such discussions:

Tchebas said...

Is this being updated? nothing new since december? i don't want to pay U$31 dollars for something that doead not has any development on it.

Erik said...

We have a new version out since April. See: http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/
Tuxera NTFS for Mac is constantly in development to fix bugs, keep up with software changes and to introduce new features.

Anonymous said...


There seems to be a few issues with 10.7 even in 32bit Kernel mode with the latest available NTFS-3G version 2010.10.2, is a new version planned which will fix these issues and also include all the post 2010.10.2 ntfs-3g improvements and fixes.


Anonymous said...

Pleae make a version for Lion! As of now, it doesn't work!

Erik said...

Anonymous, July 22, 2011 10:27 PM:

The latest version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac works pretty well with Lion. We have no known Lion-specific issues.
Please download the latest version from here:

Erik said...

Anonymous, July 22, 2011 3:30 AM:

This blog post is about Tuxera NTFS for Mac, and not NTFS-3G.
Please comment on NTFS-3G in one of those posts.
The next version of NTFS-3G will have a fix for this issue, along with a few other updates. I'm quite busy right now, so I don't know when it'll be out... hopefully soon but no promises.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac is Lion-compatible already, so that would be your best bet right now.

Renc said...

Hi, i recently installed tuxera ntfs for mac 2010.12-rc and I want to uninstall it but theres an error that says

[invokeHelperTool] Could not get bundle resource for ListDriverMountsLeopard.
bundle bundlePath: /Library/PreferencePanes/TuxerNTFS.prefpane

please help

RakeshD said...

I just installed NTFS-3G, but I when I try to connect my WDpassport it is giving me an error " NTFS-3G could not mount/dev/disk1s1 at /volumes/Rakesh because the following problem occured:
/library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).
The MacFUSE file system is not available(71)."

Before this installation I used to have atleast access to my WDpassport, but now I don see it anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't NTFS-3G free anymore? This is a real thorn, you're never getting my money

DarkWater said...

Is there any way you can add a reset button because I had to turn off ntfs off just to read my drive from some "in use" error

Erik said...

Anonymous, August 16, 2011 7:15 PM:

That's a ridiculous comment. First of all NTFS-3G is and will always be free and open source. This has not changed and will not change.
Tuxera NTFS for Mac is a different product offering an improved and commercially supported NTFS driver for Mac OS X.

Still, if we disregard that factual error: What position are you in to tell us to put a lot of work into something for free?
You don't have to give us your money, but you could at least show some gratitude for all the 'free work' that we have put into NTFS-3G over the years.

Remember that we have no obligation to release anything for free: It's something that we simply like to do.

Erik said...

DarkWater, August 17, 2011 12:58 AM:

We will consider that. We know that this can be troublesome for inexperienced users, but it's not very simple to restore this option automatically once a volume is mounted in read-only mode by the stock NTFS driver.

(Maybe we'll hide away that option in future releases to emphasize that it's an expert-only option.)

Erik said...

RakeshD, August 11, 2011 4:10 AM:

You're commenting on the wrong post, this is about Tuxera NTFS for Mac, not NTFS-3G.
However, for NTFS-3G please try our unofficial MacFUSE release:

Remember: This is experimental and unsupported. For a supported solution, please consider Tuxera NTFS for Mac.

Erik said...

Renc, August 6, 2011 4:38 AM:

It seems that the installed version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac is broken. You should consider to reinstall Tuxera NTFS for Mac. Also, please install the latest version, available from here:

Kiwi-HeffeQue said...

When will there be a Lion compatible NTFS-3G version?

Been waiting for quite some time now and still nothing.

Mac OS X costs 24 € and Tuxera costs 25 €.

That just doesn't seem right. Maybe a 3 € version for the ones who only want Lion compatability?

Anonymous said...

1. Uninstall NTFS-3G and MacFuse, delete "ntfs.fs" from "/System/Library/filesystems",

2. restart and reinstall latest NTFS-3G (free version)

you will still get an error popping up but the read/write functionality works. Good as a temp fix.

Raymond said...

No new release for Tuxera NTFS for Mac and NTFS-3G for Mac OS X in 2011 in this blog here? Whats happend?

Erik said...

Raymond, December 15, 2011 11:15 AM:

Sorry, this blog is not kept updated much anymore. The Tuxera blog has taken over the announcements of new Tuxera NTFS for Mac releases.

Anonymous said...

Well you tell us to go on the tuxera blog, BUT the tuxera blog tells us that if we want NTFS-3G for MAC OS X, we need to come here! This is insane! So you say to go there, they say to go here...