how do i install a .kext file?

1.extract the zip to your desktop (not into a folder, literally to your desktop) this means there should be a file on your desktop called AppleNForceATA.kext
2. open Terminal, (/applications/utilities/
3. type sudo -s in terminal then your admin password following this, now you should be root.
4. type sudo mv /users/(YOUR USERNAME)/desktop/AppleNForceATA.kext /system/library/extensions
at this point the file AppleNForceATA.kext should have dissapeared from the desktop,
5. type sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleNForceATA.kext
6. type sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleNForceATA.kext
then go to /system/library and look for
Extensions.mkext, and also look for extensions.kextcache,

TRASH BOTH OF THESE (dont worry theyll come back on nxt boot.)

8. reboot and hope it works

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15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anthony on February 27, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Why not use Kext Helper?

    Has worked for me everytime.


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  3. Posted by Mitur Binesderti on April 6, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Yeah, better to use Kext Helper as your instructions are a bit confusing to a novice.


  4. Posted by lazybone on May 22, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    A good reason not to use KextHelper is when you need to install a Driver for your GPU and you have no GUI while doing it because your GPU is not supported. ;)


  5. Предложите свой список, будет интересно почитать)

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  6. Posted by Anonymous on July 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm



  7. Posted by Taurus M Carter on January 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I cannot get Kext helper to copy to a driveto run on a MAC system. My network driver is the issue so i cannot download to the machine i am trying to install.


  8. Posted by Nick on May 6, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Your instructions just helped me recover a G5 with a failing drive that had decided to corrupt IOATAFamily.kext! Thanks!


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  12. Posted by Kemal on May 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Sağol kardeşim. Ben de acaba ne oldu diye düşünüyordum. Meğersem tekrar kopyalayınca root tan çıkmış kullanma hakkı


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  14. Posted by Anonymous on May 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the same comment. Is there an easy method you can remove me from that service? Thank you!


  15. Your blog is so details. Thanks for the detailed instruction regarding .kext file. But can you help me out? I cannot download to the machine i am trying to install.


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