Tiger supports NTFS

According to Mac OS X Hints, Tiger has NTFS support, so it can finally read hard drives formatted for modern versions of Windows. I’ve wished that I had this several times over the past three years; it’s nice to know that it’s now there when I need it.

Posted by Scott Laird Thu, 04 Aug 2005 21:46:28 GMT


  1. Mark Madsen about 23 hours later:

    Yup, works really well…I was using it last night to copy music over to my laptop. It’s naturally read-only support, so sadly it’s not easy to have one set of external drives that you can use on both Windows and OS X, but it’s better than nothing.

  2. James Grinter 6 months later:

    I believe even 10.2 was able to read NTFS (but not write). 10.3 definitely can. I used it in anger once to backup a friend’s XP laptop drive before she sent it back and replaced it with a Mac ;-)