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Write to NTFS on OSX Yosemite and El Capitan

OUTDATED, see comments below

Install Homebrew:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

Update Homebrew formulae:

brew update

Install Homebrew Cask

brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

Install osxfuse

brew cask install osxfuse

Install ntfs-3g

brew install homebrew/fuse/ntfs-3g

If you are on OSX 10.11 (El Capitan)

sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0"

And reboot.

Create a symlink for mount_ntfs

sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.original 
sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs

Based on: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/152661/write-to-ntfs-formated-drives-on-yosemite

@zhelezoglo
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zhelezoglo commented Dec 6, 2015

@func0der, @anaxonda have you resolved that problem?
I have the same: after executing all the steps I can write to external hdd but it doesn't appear in Finder sidebar((

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m-brochu commented Jan 10, 2016

I have the same problem as @gwild . Everytime, my drive becomes MYDRIVE 1, MYDRIVE2, and it takes longer to appears than before. Any way to fix this? (I tried @mforce solution but it didn't work for me). Thanks!

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stobenski commented Jan 13, 2016

@Imakiel what version of osxfuse do you use? I just installed osxfuse 3.0.9 dmg from releases page and everything works fine.

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