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.

Fortunately, there are many NTFS for Mac utilities in the market and most of them are paid. But in the article, we have found out free NTFS for macOS or Mac OS X software, helping you read and write to NTFS drives on macOS and Mac OS X.

Free NTFS for macOS and Mac OS X (not recommended!)

Here 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. 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. So we suggest you to use commercial NTFS for Mac OS X and macOS.

Commercial NTFS for /macOS and Mac OS X

In this post, we will recommend you two reliable NTFS for Mac tools. Both of them won't cost you too much and have great performance.

1. NTFS Assistant - the cheapest NTFS for Mac in App Store

NTFS Assistant is a tiny and professional NTFS driver for macOS that enable us to read and write to NTFS drive on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. NTFS Assistant has a very low price and can mount NTFS drive, transfer files with fast speed.

Guidance to download and use NTFS Assistant

Step 1: Download and install NTFS Assistant from App Store >>.

Step 2: Download and install NTFS Assistant Helper >>.

Step 3: Launch NTFS Assistant and connect a NTFS drive to Mac.

2. iBoysoft Drive Manager - mount NTFS drives, external drives and network drives

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 10.15 (Catalina),10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain 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.

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