Today, I tried to retrieve ...
Today, I tried to retrieve datas stored in my USB 2.0 external hard drive.
After I plugged it into my MacBook Air 2013 USB port,
I didn't see it show up in the sidebar of the finder.
So I searching the web to find the solution.
I find two existed softwares to help Mac user using the NTFS disk:
After I installed it, it just can't read my NTFS external hard drive.
(The disk select list of Paragon NTFS is empty)
I didn't try it. After I saw it only have 15 days trial version, I just skipped it.
Here are the tips to mount the Windows NTFS filesystem on Mac OSX using command line:
1. Install ntfs-3g
I installed it by using homebrew. If you already installed homebrew as well,
brew install ntfs-3g
or you can get the source code of ntfs-3g here
2. Load the fuse4x kernel extension
After installed ntfs-3g, you neet to load the fuse4x-kext or ntfs-3g will not work.
follow the instructions given by
brew info fuse4x-kext
sudo /bin/cp -rfX /usr/local/Cellar/fuse4x-kext/0.9.2/Library/Extensions/fuse4x.kext /Library/Extensions
sudo chmod +s /Library/Extensions/fuse4x.kext/Support/load_fuse4x
3. Check & Mount NTFS
diskutil list to see the identifier of your NTFS disk. (for me, it's /dev/disk1s1 here.)
diskutil unmount /dev/disk1s1 (to make sure that the volume is unmounted)
sudo mkdir /Volumes/NTFS (/Volumes/NTFS could be change to anywhere you want to mount your NTFS)
sudo ntfs-3g /dev/disk1s1 /Volumes/NTFS
You can go to check the /Volumes/NTFS if the NTFS is mounted succefully or not.
All I could see in my NTFS filesystem are directories.
All the files in the directories can't be seen in the finder with gui mode.
So, I just use iTerm2 to cd into the directory, then
open x.pdfto open the file with default application.
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