View Full Version : Sharing an NTFS drive via Mac OSX?

22nd March 2010, 04:32 PM
Oh Hai.

I have a mac mini, which I regularly access over wireless via my MBP. For convenience of sharing files with friends, one of my external drives plugged into my Mac Mini is NTFS.

I want to be able to share this drive on the Mac Mini so I can access the files from my MBP. I run Paragon on my Mac Mini so I have full read/write capability on the NTFS drive.

But, for some reason, when I go into sharing and share the NTFS drive, it still doesn't show as accessible on my MBP, even though it appears to share fine.

Any ideas? Or is this just not possible?

22nd March 2010, 06:05 PM
Need to test this,
I have a feeling you wont be able to, but I an not sure.

Interested to know what ls -ld nameofyourdrive shows up.
Are you connecting via AFP or smb ? As a test what happens if you connect via

22nd March 2010, 07:37 PM
I do the same, and as vecsty suggests i use SMB to access the NTFS drives.

You may have to click options in the File Sharing pane on system preferences and tick "Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)".

22nd March 2010, 08:55 PM
Ah, SMB worked. Thanks guys, wonderful :)

22nd March 2010, 09:17 PM
Glad to help