How to install NTFS-3G

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install NTFS-3G

Look at the following instruction to see how easy to install NTFS-3G, a best free NTFS driver for Mac, in MacOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Maverick,…

Step 1: Launch Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/)

Terminal

Step 2: Install Homebrew

Enter the following command line to install Homebrew in seconds.

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

The right command line can be changed, keep updating here: http://brew.sh/

Step 3: Install Install Homebrew Cask

brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

Step 4: Install osxfuse

brew cask install osxfuse

Step 5: Install NTFS-3G

brew install homebrew/fuse/ntfs-3g

Latest NTFS-3G can be download from here.

Step 6: Well, finally here is how to Create a symlink for mount_ntfs

Link NTFS-3G to the system location. In a Terminal prompt:

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

NOTE! If using Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitain:

If the above does not work on your new MacOS Sierra, this topic would help.

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  1. Step 6: Well, finally here is how to Create a symlink for mount_ntfs

    Link NTFS-3G to the system location. In a Terminal prompt:

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

    *i have successfully done upto step 5 but in the last step when i wrote that command it says
    in terminal it says :-
    -> mv: rename /sbin/mount_ntfs to /sbin/mount_ntfs.original: Operation not permitted
    -> ln: /sbin/mount_ntfs: Operation not permitted

    note:- i have os x el capitan version 10.11.2 installed in my macbook pro 2015

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