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How to mount a NTFS USB harddrive to Mac OS X that was unsave removed from Windows?

How to mount a NTFS USB harddrive to Mac OS X that was unsave removed from Windows?

I have a hard drive that gets plugged into several machines. One MacBook Pro running Mac OS X, some Ubuntu and Fedora Installations and sometimes Windows XP or Vista. Therefore, I formatted it NTFS to be able to read and write on it no matter which machine is used. On Mac OS I installed MacFUSE to do this.

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bert [Entry]

The latest version of NTFS-3G for Mac allows you to force mount the disk, even when it wasn't disconnected properly.
bert [Entry]

"On Linux you can mount a locked drive by using the force option (mount -f). This should work on OS X as well, but I've never tried it.

EDIT: ntfsfix (comes with ntfsprogs) will unlock the drive. ntfsprogs should be available on all Linux computers, and I believe it is available in macports."