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

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

Windows uses the NTFS file system for its storage devices. macOS or Mac OS X can read files on NTFS drive, but it can't write NTFS drive, which is a glaring omission.

When you are reading your NTFS drive on macOS or Mac OS X, you may want to share files between hard drive of macOS or Mac OS X and your NTFS drive. However, attempting to drag a file into a NTFS drive on macOS or 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 the free NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X software because it's free. Actually, there are three solutions for you: resetting macOS or Mac OS X, using free NTFS for Mac OS X software, using professional NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X software. And here are brief introductions to the three solutions.

Resetting macOS or Mac OS X: it's not recommended

Resetting the macOS or Mac OS X to enable NTFS write support is not recommended for the technical requirements are too hard to complete. Before you completely reset the system, you may have caused problems to the macOS or Mac OS X and your Mac. Furthermore, it's not 100% guaranteed to work.

Free NTFS for macOS/Mac OS X: it's free, but takes some extra work

Generally speaking, there are four free NTFS for Mac software:

1: Mounty for Mac

2: NTFS-3G

3: FUSE for macOS

4: SL-NTFS

Free NTFS for Mac OS X software may work for you to write NTFS drive in macOS or Mac OS X. But free NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X 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. And other operations are needed, e.g. disable System Integrity Protection, re-enable System Integrity Protection, restart the Mac. By the way, it may cause some problems to your macOS or Mac OS X.

Professional NTFS for Mac macOS/Mac OS X: iBoysoft Drive Manager

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

Download iBoysoft Drive Manager

It is fully compatible with macOS 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 the function that allows you to mount, manage, read/write NTFS drive in Mac OS X, 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.

To free get iBoysoft Drive Manager, please refer to how to free get iBoysoft products.

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