Free NTFS for Mac software to read/write NTFS drive on Mac

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on October 17th, 2017

It goes all well when we read NTFS drive on Mac OS X until we try to create, edit or delete some files on NTFS drive and find these commands just fail to work. That's because NTFS is mainly used on Windows platform and Mac OS X only supports read NTFS drive but disables write to NTFS drive. So it causes much inconvenience when sometimes we need to transfer files between NTFS drive and Mac.

The easiest way to solve this problem is using NTFS for Mac software. Some users are trying to find free software to enable read-write NTFS on Mac. But actually, free NTFS for Mac software is not recommended. This passage will tell the disadvantages of using free NTFS for Mac software and in return, introduce 2 professional NTFS for Mac software.

Free NTFS for Mac software: Free but takes some extra work

Free NTFS for Mac software may work and can help us read and write to NTFS drive on macOS and Mac OS X, but they need us to do some extra work. Taking NTFS-3G for example: to make it work we not only need to install oxfuse, Homebrew, and Install xcode, but also have to do some other operations, such as disabling and re-enabling System Integrity Protection, restarting Mac. This free software has no guarantees or tech support, so it may fail to work frequently and even cause us troubles.

Best solution: using commercial NTFS for Mac software

To avoid the inconvenience and trouble free NTFS for Mac software may bring to us, the best solution is using commercial NTFS for Mac software.

1. NTFS Assistant

NTFS Assistant is a reliable Mac tool specially designed to enable NTFS read-write support on Mac. What attracts us most about NTFS Assistant are its low price and good performance. It deserves to be called the most cost-efficient NTFS for Mac software.

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

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a professional software that can automatically mount NTFS drive with read-write mode on Mac. It supports macOS 10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

Aside from that, iBoysoft Drive Manager is also a handy tool to mount and unmount a large variety of network drives and external drives, including external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, CF card and pen drive.

NTFS software for Mac - iBoysoft Drive Manager

Tutorial to mount NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager on our Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and connect NTFS drive to Mac.

Step 3: After getting notification that the NTFS drive has been successfully mounted, we can write to NTFS drive.

To enable write to NTFS software on macOS High Sierra 10.13, please refer to how to write NTFS drive in macOS High Sierra 10.13.

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