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How To Completely Uninstall Paragon/Tuxera NTFS For Mac?

Updated on Friday, April 12, 2024

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[Comprehensive] How to Completely Remove NTFS For Mac Program?

Summary: Looking for ways to uninstall NTFS for Mac program on your device completely? You've come to the right place. This article offers multiple ways to remove the NTFS for Mac utility completely. -- iBoysoft

how to uninstall NTFS for Mac

Installing NTFS for Mac utility on your macOS computer is as easy as ABC, while completely removing it from your machine is not that simple. Commonly, any third party would keep hidden packages or install helpers secretly for your next install, interfering with your Mac from normal working or generating some unknown bugs or glitches. You're most suggested to remove it from your Mac totally for the sake of Mac's security and smooth performance.

This post collects all possible solutions to fully uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac, Tuxera NTFS for Mac, NTFS-3G, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, and more NTFS for Mac utilities from your Mac computer. 

We present kinds of methods for you to carry out the NTFS for Mac uninstall job, including a professional app uninstaller, a built-in uninstall program of the app, and a Mac uninstaller. You can read on and choose one that fits you the most.

Table of Contents:

Can I delete NTFS for Mac application by dragging it to Trash?

Yes, you can. But simply dragging NTFS for Mac to trash cannot remove it from your Mac completely. Although moving Paragon, Tuxera, NTFS-3G, and iBoysoft NTFS for Mac program to Mac Trash works, it leaves the associated files, root files, package, caches, preferences, settings, and some useless extensions including the NTFS driver file on your Mac still.

These accumulated residue files not only take up the Macintosh HD space, but make your Mac slow and sluggish. Moreover, its caches or extensions can swallow the CPU randomly and create strange bugs or quirks, making the computer behave abnormally. 

What's worse, with leftover install helpers or packages on Mac, the NTFS formatted drive is still used by the NTFS for Mac program, rendering you unable to read the drive without it.

Anyway, you're recommended to uninstall NTFS for Mac from your device completely once you find it useless.

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Option 1: Uninstall NTFS for Mac and its associated files with iBoysoft MagicMenu (easy & quick)

The common uninstall ways, as we all know, always remove the app only yet leave sorts of associated files including user files, caches, preferences, install packages, extensions, root files, junks, etc on your device. And that's what makes iBoysoft MagicMenu stand out in the app uninstall methods.

iBoysoft MagicMenu is a remarkable right-click enhancer that allows you to uninstall an app within a few clicks. It collects all relevant files, caches, packages, and extensions of the unwanted app and lists them in a visual table for you to determine what to delete along with the app uninstall.

 

Uninstall NTFS for Mac utility with ease

Now let's see how to uninstall NTFS for Mac completely with iBoysoft MagicMenu here:

Step 1: Click the Free Download button below to install iBoysoft MagicMenu on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch this handy app uninstaller and search Uninstall in its main window to have a download. Note that iBoysoft MagicMenu only takes a little space and so does the Uninstall function, nearly having no influence on your Mac.

how to uninstall NTFS for Mac

Step 3: Go to Finder > Applications, locate the Paragon NTFS for Mac, Tuxera NTFS for Mac, NTFS-3G for Mac, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, or any other NTFS for Mac alternatives you want to remove, then right-click it to select Uninstall from the dropdown menu. (This post takes ZeroTier as an example and the steps to remove NTFS for Mac are the same.)

how to uninstall NTFS for Mac

Step 4: Wait for this professional app remover to gather all associated files of the will-be-uninstalled app. Once it finishes, check the useless files to let them be removed along with the app.

Step 5: Click Uninstall to confirm your actions and initiate the uninstall progress. This progress may take up to several seconds.

See? It's quite easy and time/effort-saving to uninstall NTFS for Mac utility with iBoysoft MagicMenu the top recommended app uninstaller. You can also utilize it to remove other unwanted apps on your Mac to free up Macintosh storage space

Yet you should know that some pre-installed apps cannot be removed from your Mac as your Mac regards them as a part of the operating system.

On top of the uninstall feature, iBoysoft MagicMenu, as a brilliant right-click enhancer on Mac, also allows you to cut & paste files, create a new file, move/copy to, quick access an item, compress files, find duplicates, convert images, analyze space, capture screen, record screen. etc within a few clicks. I bet you will be satisfied with it once you experience this handy toolkit on your Mac!

iBoysoft MagicMenu the top recommended right-clicker on Mac

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Option 2: Uninstall NTFS for Mac with its built-in uninstaller (inefficient)

Following the convention, each NTFS for Mac install package would include an uninstall package, whether it is Paragon NTFS for Mac, Tuxera NTFS for Mac, NTFS-3G for Mac, or iBoysoft NTFS for Mac. This uninstall package makes it possible to remove NTFS for Mac by yourself.

Let me shed light on how to use the built-in uninstaller to remove NTFS for Mac from your computer:

Uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac from your computer

  1. Launch Paragon NTFS for Mac on your computer.
  2. Click Paragon NTFS for Mac on the upper left corner of the Mac desktop and select Preferences from the context menu. 
    how to uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac
  3. When the Preferences window shows up, find the Uninstall button and click it to proceed.
    how to uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac
  4. Click Uninstall to confirm your actions. 
    how to uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac
  5. When the uninstall ends, it will pop up a window notifying you. 
    how to uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac

Uninstall Tuxera NTFS for Mac from your computer

  1. Click Apple Menu and select System Settings from the dropdown menu.
  2. Scroll down to find Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera, and tap on the padlock icon to enter the user account password to unlock it.
  4. Once the padlock is unlocked, click Uninstall Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera in the main window to begin the manual Tuxera NTFS for Mac uninstall task. 
    how to uninstall Tuxera NTFS for Mac

Uninstall NTFS-3G for Mac from your computer

  1. Launch NTFS-3G on your computer.
  2. Click NTFS-3G on the upper left corner of the Mac desktop.
  3. Select Preferences from the dropdown menu.
  4. The NTFS-3G Preferences window will show up, click the padlock icon and enter the user account password to unlock it for further actions.
  5. Click Uninstall NTFS-3G to confirm your uninstall intention.
    how to uninstall NTFS-3G for Mac

Uninstall iBoysoft NTFS for Mac from your computer

Step 1: Click iBoysoft NTFS for Mac from the menu bar beside the Apple logo.

Step 2: Select the Uninstall option to remove iBoysoft NTFS for Mac from your Mac completely.

how to uninstall iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

As for other NTFS for Mac alternatives, the steps to use the pre-designed uninstaller are almost the same. You can follow the instructions we give to proceed with the NTFS for Mac uninstall job with ease.

Although the NTFS for Mac has a self-uninstall feature, it always leaves some key files or extensions on your hard drive sneakily. If you hope to remove it from your Mac totally, scroll up to try Option 1.

Option 3: Uninstall NTFS for Mac with Mac remover (command-related)

One last method that works fine in removing NTFS for Mac is to utilize Mac Trash. You just drag the NTFS for Mac utility to Mac Trash or right-click it in Finder > Applications to select Move To Trash, then Mac Trash will finish the succeeding job.

Mac Trash, however, only takes the app and its icon away from your Mac, the key drivers or files of the deleted app still remain on your device, driving you to remove its related files manually. These manual actions need the execution of some command lines, so make sure the commands you type are 100 percent correct otherwise your computer may go wrong.

Let's see how to remove the whole NTFS for Mac from your computer with Mac Trash:

Step 1: Open the Applications folder, and find Paragon, Tuxera, NTFS-3G, iBoysoft, or other NTFS for Mac utilities.

Step 2: Drag NTFS for Mac program to Mac trash. Or select the NTFS for Mac program and select Move To Trash from the context menu.

Step 3: Manually remove the associated files.

Remove the drivers and support files of Paragon NTFS for Mac

To completely remove these driver components of Paragon NTFS for Mac, please execute this command in Terminal by coping and pasting with the native clipboard manager on Mac:

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/Paragon\ Software/com.paragon-software.ntfs.uninstall

To remove the support files, you can use the command(s) below:

sudo rm -r '/Library/Application Support/Tuxera NTFS/'

sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.tuxera.NTFS.plist

Remove the related files of Tuxera NTFS for Mac

To completely delete the associated files of Tuxera NTFS for Mac from your Mac, copy and paste these paths in Finder > Go > Go To Folder to remove the support files and folders directly:

  • /Library/Application Support/Tuxera NTFS
  • /Library/PreferencePanes/Tuxera NTFS.prefPane
  • /Library/Preferences/com.tuxera.NTFS.plist
  • /Library/StartupItems/TuxeraNTFSUnmountHelper

Remove the support files of NTFS-3G for Mac

To delete the support files of NTFS-3G for Mac, open Mac Terminal and type in this command line:

/System/Library/Filesystems/ntfs-3g.fs/Support/

Then click the Return/Enter key to run this command for the support file deletion purpose.

Remove the key drivers of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

To completely remove these two driver components of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, the following commands need to be used:

sudo rm -rf /Library/Filesystems/iboysoft_NTFS.fs

sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/ms_ntfs.kext

For the rest of the associated files, including caches, preferences, launch helpers, application support files, etc. please enter the following paths in Finder > Go > Go To Folder, locate the folder/file whose name consists of Paragon, Tuxera, NTFS-3G, iBoysoft, or other NTFS for Mac alternatives, and then drop them into Mac Trash.

  • ~/Library/Caches/
  • ~/Library/Preferences/
  • ~/Library/PreferencePanes/
  • ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
  • ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/
  • ~/Library/StartupItems/

Wrap up

It is recommended to remove the NTFS for Mac as long as it is of no use, otherwise, it takes up Macintosh HD space and interrupts your work with its drivers in some instances. 

We offer you three universal approaches to remove NTFS for Mac available for all kinds of NTFS for Mac utilities, just click on and try one that you prefer!

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FAQ about uninstalling NTFS for Mac

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1. Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences from the dropdown menu.
2. Select Tuxera NTFS at the bottom, then a related settings window of the app will pop up.
3. Click the padlock icon to unlock it with your password and click the Uninstall Tuxera NTFS button.
4. Click OK when the uninstallation completes.

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Step 1: Launch Paragon NTFS for Mac on your computer.
Step 2: Select Preferences on the Paragon app's menu bar.
Step 3: Switch to the General tab in the Preferences menu and click the Uninstall button.

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1. Open the Applications folder on your Mac.
2. Locate the NTFS-3G in the Applications menu bar.
3. Drag NTFS-3G and drop it into the Mac Trash.