I just found myself in a situation that I never would have thought I’d find myself in. I’m the kind of Mac user that thinks I don’t need anything from Microsoft (wrong). I always choose to format my external hard-drives using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) even when I know that it would be “safe” to format on FAT32. Recently, I was traveling a few weeks ago and I met a good friend of mine that wanted me to share some of my files with him and vice versa. When I plugged in my hard drive, I could not transfer any of my files because it was locked. When I realized that his hard drive was formated to NTFS…well I just became sad. So back I went to http://google.com (like always) and here I found few options that helped me out, that I’d like to share with you.
NTFS 3G – 2010.10.2 (Free) http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.ca/ . Download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/catacombae/files/NTFS-3G%20for%20Mac%20OS%20X/2010.10.2/ntfs-3g-2010.10.2-macosx.dmg/download
Tuxera NTFS 2012.3.4 – (Demo $31.00) – http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/ 10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC.
* MacFuse – 2.0 (Free) – http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ . 10.4 / 10.5 – Tiger / Leopard PowerPC
* OSXFUSE – 2.5.4 – (Free) – http://osxfuse.github.com/ . 10.5 – Leopard.