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One of the main Mac user complaints has to be the inability to access and modify NTFS permissions. Installing Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 changes that in the simplest of ways. Install the driver on your computer, and you can instantly modify and add files to any NTFS partition. This is particularly useful for Bootcamp users who might want to modify their Windows files without rebooting their machines.

This week, we will be giving away 50 licenses of this much-needed application worth close to $1000!


Paragon NTFS is as easy-to-use as they come as it works straight out of the box, without the need for any configuration from you. Make sure it was installed correctly by looking up your drive’s file information, and check that your “˜Sharing & Permissions’ shows that you have read and write permissions.

If you want to further configure how you can manipulate your NTFS partitions, go into System Preferences and open up the Paragon NTFS settings were you will find all of your partitions listed.

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In addition to enabling read/write access to the NTFS file system, Paragon allows you to also check and repair your partitions. This can be done by launching the Mac Disk Utility, and under the First Aid tab, click on Verify Disk, followed by the Repair Disk to fix any errors that are found.

For users comfortable with using the Terminal, you can get a lot more out of the application, including formatting your NTFS partitions, although 10.5 Leopard users have the benefit of doing this using the app’s GUI through the Mac’s Disk Utility.

The driver is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.


STEP 1
Join our Facebook page by clicking the Like button or you can follow us on Twitter, if you prefer. If you’re already following us, you may skip this step.

If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

STEP 2
Here’s our giveaway form. Please fill it in accurately. Be sure to enter your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.


STEP 3
You’re almost done. Now, all that’s left to do is to share the post. There are 2 options to choose from or you can do both!

Like it on Facebook

Or share it on Twitter

And that’s it! You’re done!
Giveaway eligibility
You must be a fan of our Facebook page to enter;
Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, October 9th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Paragon Software for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

[UPDATE] Here are 50 lucky winners who have each received a free license for this ridiculously useful application.

  1. Bryan Carbonnell
  2. Doug Allen,III
  3. Dennis Lai
  4. Frankowski
  5. Bing Hau
  6. Greg leleu
  7. Jeff Kinart
  8. Marcus Marcuson
  9. Gaston Serralta
  10. Ang Qianling
  11. Jun Yan
  12. andrew marmion
  13. tiago sousa
  14. Joseph Lebo
  15. Miguel Angel Frias Bonfil
  16. Robert Ragland
  17. Jeff Noxon
  18. Chintan Patel
  19. Steve Leatherby
  20. D. Stann
  21. Aleks Bunin
  22. AmjadQ
  23. Carmelo Di Giorgio
  24. Forrest Houghton
  25. pradeep
  26. Brian Hogaboom
  27. Dean
  28. Raghuveer Ausoori
  29. Carlos Rodriguez
  30. Jerry Ireland
  31. Su En
  32. Keith Morgan
  33. Elizabeth Deerinwater
  34. Jonathan Cui
  35. leesui
  36. James Rodgers
  37. Gordon
  38. Joe LaGreca
  39. Brian Getz
  40. Gabriel Drach
  41. Lesley Oswin
  42. Joe Bergen
  43. Seth Weeks
  44. Michael Potts
  45. Gabriel Tam
  46. Peter Fibæk
  47. Leszek Kniaziewicz
  48. Gene Crucean
  49. Shirelle Thomas
  50. Alexander Vargo

Congratulations! An email has been sent to your inbox. Your license will be issued by Paragon, please allow several working days for processing.

  1. Kangang
    December 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Hey, are you bothered with the slow internet connection, here is an easy to solve your problem, to install a PC protector or cleaning, according to my personal experience, Tuneup360 is good choice, and your computer takes only 30 sec to start up if you have it!!!

  2. Blhera
    December 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    haha didn't see u

  3. Blhera
    December 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    you could also use NTFS-3g which is free

  4. cheap bastard #1
    October 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    cheap bastards like me use macfuse and ntfs-3G: it's FREE and does exactly the same thing

  5. Debora
    October 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Awesome!

  6. Miguel Avila
    October 8, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I'd love to be a winner =D

  7. Kay Petrie
    October 8, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Thank you very much for the givaway! I also got the beta of Nirvana when you offered that. You are muchly appreciated.

  8. Jack
    October 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Don't use repair for a NTFS volume! Paragon ruined my bootcamp partition.

  9. Janine
    October 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    This is a great site. So glad I came across it.

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