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Fastest way to get your NTFS-drive writeable on OS X


Create the file /etc/fstab (it doesn’t exists by default) and add the line

LABEL=DRIVENAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse

where 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 umount or diskutil unmount instead of eject – 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 open /Volumes/DRIVENAME.

Unfortunately the 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 be read-only.

Tested on OS X 10.7.5.

Reference: https://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/quick-tip-how-to-write-to-ntfs-drives-in-os-x-mavericks–cms-21434