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# 1  
Old 01-19-2012
How to access a NTFS partition on hard drive through Terminal in OSX ?

Hi ,

I have a Mac OS X Lion mac book pro. I have a hard drive which I have partitioned in two

(a) OSX Partition - Mac OS Extended Journaled format. Mount point: /
(b) Data Partition - Windows NT Filesystem format. Mount point: /Volumes/Data

I need to access the NTFS partition (I have a lot of music files, with names like 01.No_One_Like_You.mp3 I need to access through terminal to be able to batch convert the names of these files. )


Oh, I do have NTFS-Paragon installed for NTFS read/write.

Any help/pointers shall be appreciated.

Thanks All!
# 2  
Old 01-20-2012
# 3  
Old 05-14-2012
mount_smbfs
# 4  
Old 05-14-2012
smbfs != ntfs

ntfs is the physical partition.

smbfs mounts windows shares over the network.
# 5  
Old 05-15-2012
Sorry, that is correct. I wasn't paying enough attention. I believe he could just find the mounted NTFS partition under /Volumes and if it isn't mounted yet he could use
Code:
 mount -t ntfs3g /dev/<disk_name> /tmp/mnt

-or whatever.
# 6  
Old 05-15-2012
I believe ntfs3g is a Linux thing, is it not?
# 7  
Old 05-16-2012
I think Paragon and MacFUSE etc. all use some implementation of the NTFS3G driver, but I might be wrong. I am pretty sure I have mounted NTFS volumes this way on MAc, but I might be confused.

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