Using macOS Catalina 10.15 or Mojave 10.14 is such a wonderful experience until we connect an NTFS drive to Mac, try to edit, create or delete files on the drive and find these commands all fail to work. Moreover, if you have a Windows BOOTCAMP partition on your Mac, and you need to mount the BOOTCAMP NTFS partition in read-write mode but you can't. Why? That's because macOS Mojave 10.14 only natively enable NTFS read access but denies NTFS write support. By default, we can't write to NTFS on macOS, including macOS Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13 and earlier.
As transferring files between NTFS drive and Mac, writing to NTFS drive on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13 are frequently needed, we'd better find a way to mount NTFS drive as a regular drive with read-write mode. In terms of how to enable NTFS write support natively for macOS, here are 3 methods.
Method 1: Enable NTFS write support on macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra by Mac Terminal - not recommended
By inputting some command lines at Mac Terminal, we can change the default setting to enable NTFS write support. But actually, this method is not as easy as it seems and is not recommended.
For common users, changing setting by Mac Terminal is too complex. To use Mac terminal, we must have a good knowledge of command lines, otherwise we are very possible to input wrong command since we don't know what those commands mean at all. If we input wrong command lines, it may cause unexpected harms to our Mac and data inside. There are also many feedbacks that even after inputting the right command line, it can't work at all or only mount NTFS drives with a very slow speed.
Method 2: Enable NTFS write support on macOS Mojave/High Sierra with NTFS Assistant
The easiest way to help write to NTFS drive on macOS Catalina 10.15 is to find a reliable NTFS for Mac software. NTFS Assistant is a professional NTFS driver for macOS that can effectively help write to NTFS drive on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11/Yosemite 10.10/Mavericks 10.9/Mountain Lion 10.8/Lion 10.7. It not only has a very low price that anyone can afford, but also very easy-to-use.
Tutorial to download and use NTFS Assistant
Step 1: Download and install NTFS Assistant from App Store >>.
Step 2: To enable NTFS read-write access, download and install NTFS Assistant Helper >>.
Step 3: Launch NTFS Assistant and then connect NTFS drive to Mac.
Method 3: Enable NTFS write support on macOS Catalinan 10.15 with iBoysoft Drive Manager
iBoysoft Drive Manager is a professional tool for Mac that can mount, read, write and unmount NTFS drive, FAT32 drive and exFAT drive on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11/Yosemite 10.10/Mavericks 10.9/Mountain Lion 10.8.
Aside from that, iBoysoft Drive Manager is also a wonderful manager for network drives and external drives. With it, we can mount and unmount network drives and external drives simply from the menu bar. It can automatically unmount drives when Mac sleeps and remount drives when Mac wakes from sleep. We can easily unmount and mount external drives without bothering to unplug or replug the drive.
Tutorial to mount NTFS drive on Mac with read-write mode with iBoysoft Drive Manager
Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager on our Mac.
Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and connect the NTFS drive to Mac.
Step 3: After getting notified that the NTFS drive is mounted successfully, we can write to NTFS drive.