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Looking for a good (preferably free) driver or way to enable read and write access to an NTFS hard drive from OS X 10.9.

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marked as duplicate by AthomSfere, Journeyman Geek May 17 at 9:43

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This problem has only been asked a million times, and any google search with relevant terms should return results. –  AthomSfere May 14 at 23:47
    
I obviously did a search before posting the question. I was surprise to see that there was no good answers for a free and reliable way to write on NTFS from OS X. (Still looking by the way.) –  user1162647 May 20 at 19:28

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Write support can be enabled, but it's not recommended. Instead, consider putting the drive in a Windows PC and accessing across the network using SMB.

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Putting the drive on the network is a creative solution which I did not thought about. Unfortunately, I do not have a windows machine on my network. –  user1162647 May 20 at 19:20

I have very good experiences with Paragon from my Hackintosh times. Too bad it isn't freeware. http://www.paragon-software.com/nl/home/ntfs-mac/

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Also, you can format your hard disk to ExFat as this will be read/write on both Mac & Windows. You can do it from Disk utility - select your HD from the left side - Then select Erase from the right side. Make sure that you don't have any necessary files on the HD before formatting it.

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I would like to avoid having to reformat the disk. –  user1162647 May 20 at 19:12

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