As known to many Mac users that Mac OS X enables NTFS read support, but disable NTFS write support. Because Mac OS X has disabled write function for NTFS drive for some reasons like information security, cost saving. But if you have a NTFS drive and want to enable NTFS write support in Mac OS X, what can you do for that?
You may enable NTFS write support in Mac OS X by editing the system's hidden fstab file on a per-drive basis to adjust the way the drive is automatically handled when it attached and mounted. In order to do this successfully, you have to know technologies about why and how Mac OS X cannot write NTFS drive, and how to edit the system. And finally, you can reset the system successfuly and write NTFS drive on Mac. Though this will enable NTFS read/write support in Mac OS X, it's not stable and there are some limitations, unknown behaviors, and problems with the drive and Mac. You should do that with caution.
Reformatting the file system of NTFS drive may be a solution to enable NTFS write support in Mac OS X. But you have to back up data before you reformatting the drive, or you will lose your data. By the way, you should have another storage device to backup the NTFS drive in a Windows PC. It causes inconvenience to you.
Under the circumstances, using the third party NTFS for Mac tool: iBoysoft Drive Manager Free will be the best and the most convenient choice for you to enable NTFS write support in Mac OS X.
Enable NTFS write support in Mac OS X with iBoysoft Drive Manager Free
iBoysoft Drive Manager Free is a professional and easy-to-use Mac tool allows you to mount, unmount, or eject external and network drives with only one click.
A highlight of the tool is that it will mount NTFS drive as read-write mode to enables NTFS write support in Mac OS X.
It's fully compatible with macOS 10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 OSs. External hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, CF card, MicroSD, SDHC, memory card, memory stick, micro card are supported.
Download and launch iBoysoft Drive Manager Free on your Mac before mounting NTFS drive on Mac, it will enable NTFS write support in Mac OS X automatically and safely by mounting NTFS drive as read-write mode in Mac OS X. After being informed that your drive is mounted successfully, you can manage, read, and write NTFS drive in Mac OS X.
And iBoysoft Drive Manager Free enables exFAT drive, FAT drive, and FAT32 drive read/write support in Mac OS X. It works well to mount/unmount external drives, make network drives connected and available in Mac OS X. And you can manage your network drives and external drives fast and intuitively from the menu bar.
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