Page 1 of 1

OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:01 am
by yetanother**ixuser
trying to access an ntfs usb harddrive on my macbook to install some software. until now i thought there is native ntfs read support 10.2 onwards, but this particular install does not recognize the ntfs partition. only a pop if which suggests to initialize the unknown disk.
i also tried some helper softwares like ntfsmounter, ntfs-3g,paragon and so on. they are all are of no help, still no go. the disks mounts fine under windows and linux.
any magic ticks to make this work?

Re: OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:31 am
by HurricaneJames
Did you try MacFUSE?

I think I used to use Paragon back in the Panther/Tiger days, but it seems they only support newer versions of OSX now. They might still have the old software around if you email them.

Re: OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:37 am
by yetanother**ixuser
macfuse with ntfs-3g was my first try, than i tried paragon ntfs for snow leopard than ntfsmounter. none of this tools doing anything good or to be precise, it changes nothing ift they are installed or not.

Re: OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:03 am
by josehill
Is it possible that the drive is encrypted with Microsoft's Bitlocker? macOS doesn't recognize Bitlocker-encrypted volumes and rather unhelpfully offers to initialize them.

Re: OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:02 am
by yetanother**ixuser
hmm...a while back it was encrypted with truecrypt and then decrypted, maybe the disk header is still garbled wiht truecrypt's crap. i will look this up with an hexeditor.