Fastest way to get your NTFS-drive writeable on OS X2014-12-01
Create the file
/etc/fstab (it doesn’t exists by default) and add the line
LABEL=DRIVENAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse
DRIVENAME is the name of your NTFS drive. Unmount and mount the drive by issuing the following commands:
diskutil eject DRIVENAME diskutil mount DRIVENAME
Note: Do not use the command
diskutil unmount instead of
– it forces the unmount and stops any file transfers currently running to and
from the disk (which means you are likely to lose data).
You can now browse the drive by issuing the command
nobrowse flag in
fstab means that the drive will not appear on the Desktop
nor in the Finder sidebar. Sadly, if you omit it – the drive will appear, but will
Tested on OS X 10.7.5.