Version: 2.2.1 || Release Date: 2011-07-22 || License: BSD License Developer: Amit Singh | App Owner: smaverick

FUSE-compliant file system implementation mechanism.

MacFUSE is a FUSE-Compliant File System Implementation Mechanism for Mac OS X. MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X (10.4 and above). It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux. Therefore, many existing FUSE file systems become readily usable on Mac OS X. The core of MacFUSE is in a dynamically loadable kernel extension.

How FUSE-compliant is MacFUSE? Well, enough so that many popular FUSE file systems can be easily compiled and work on Mac OS X--often out of the box. Examples of file systems that work have been tested (to varying degrees) include sshfs, ntfs-3g (read/write NTFS), ftpfs (read/write FTP), wdfs (WebDAV), cryptofs, encfs, bindfs, unionfs, beaglefs (yes, including the entire Beagle paraphernalia), and so on.

Now the first version of NTFS wrtiteable filesystem is available:

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jeby, 7 years ago (score: 1)

is there a possibility to r/w EXT3 partition?

Wow!! This is SUPERB! I've been waiting for this for a long time. To get it working, I used some instructions from a comment on a MacOSX Hints article. Quoted from jo7ker:

(1) Downloaded the latest MacFUSE package (dmg from Google);
(2) Installed MacFUSE package and restarted the Mac;
(3) Downloaded the NTFS-3g package (dmg from Chucker's - lifehack link is dead);
(4) Fixed the "macfuse_required" error (tip from InsanelyMac);
(5) Installed the NTFS-3g package (no restart);
(6) Plugged in my NTFS-formatted USB2 external drive (which wouldn't even mount before) and it just appeared on my Macbook's desktop - read-write!!!


Where can I download the MAC version of NTFS-3G? The link on the page you link to links back to you, so I'm going around in circles!

Tried to download. Ahh, this link is broken...!
How do I download latest NTFS

It's works.
But now my mac don't automount any external drive in NTFS, just only for reading, i have to do the command line of ntfs3g every time...
Any suggestions?

It is amazing... Mounting ssh is wonderful when working with remote textmate projects.

This video from macworld shows what potential macfuse has. It's already pretty rad :)

@ dukevim: thanks! :)
What about the new SplotlightFS?

(Excellent) Instructions and complied binaries here :

NTFS-3g driver is missing. Please can somebody point me to a different location.

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