Free NTFS for Mac to read/write NTFS drive in Mac OS X and macOS

Posted by Autumn X to NTFS for Mac on May 5th, 2017

When you are reading your NTFS drive on Mac OS X, you may want to share files between Mac and Windows PC. However, attempting to drag a file into an NTFS drive on Mac OS X will only result in your mouse cursor turning into an error sign. That can cause a lot of problems to file management.

You may choose free NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X software just because they're free. In this article, we will show you three solutions to help you read and write to NTFS drives on macOS and Mac OS X.

Solution 1: Professional NTFS for Mac OS X and macOS: iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a professional tool for Mac that mounts your NTFS drive in Mac OS X and macOS as a regular drive with read-write mode, and enables you to read and write NTFS drive in Mac OS X and macOS.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

It is fully compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion).

It's wrapped in an intuitive interface and has simple options, making it accessible to all types of users, even those without prior experience in NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X software. After installing and launching iBoysoft Drive Manager and connecting your NTFS drive to Mac, it will automatically and safely mount your NTFS drive in macOS or Mac OS X as a regular drive with read-write mode. And you can manage your NTFS drive fast and intuitively from the menu bar.

NTFS for Mac OS X software: iBoysoft Drive Manager

Besides, iBoysoft Drive Manager allows you to read/write exFAT, FAT, FAT32 drives. And it helps you to mount/unmount external drives and make network drives connected, available in your Mac. It will automatically and safely eject all external drives when the system sleeps and mount all network drives when system wakes from sleep. With only one click, you can mount, unmount, or eject all drives. And considerate notifications are given when network drive is connected, available, disconnected or an external drive is mounted, unmounted, remounted or unplugged safely.

The good news is, you can free get iBoysoft Drive Manager now.

Solution 2: Free NTFS for Mac OS X/macOS

Generally speaking, there are four free NTFS for Mac software: Mounty for Mac, NTFS-3G, FUSE for macOS, SL-NTFS. Such free NTFS for Mac OS X software may help you write NTFS drive in Mac OS X or macOS for free. But free NTFS for Mac OS X or macOS software takes a bit of extra work. Take NTFS-3G as an example. To make this free NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X software work, you have to install oxfuse, Homebrew, and install xcode. Further, you need to disable System Integrity Protection, re-enable System Integrity Protection, restart the Mac. It's not as easy as you can imagine, and may cause some problems to your macOS or Mac OS X.

Solution 3: Resetting macOS or Mac OS X

Resetting the macOS or Mac OS X will enable NTFS write support on Macs. However it is not recommended due to the complexity to complete the settings. Besides, it's very likely to rise problems to the operating system as well as your Mac computer. Furthermore, it's not 100% guaranteed to work.

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