How to enable NTFS write support natively for macOS High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra?

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on October 20th, 2017

Using macOS High Sierra 10.13 is such a wonderful experience until we connect a NTFS drive to Mac, try to edit, create or delete files on the drive and find these commands all fail to work. Why this happens? That's because macOS High Sierra 10.13 only natively enable NTFS read access but denies NTFS write support. By default, we can't write to NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13.

As transferring files between NTFS drive and Mac, writing to NTFS drive on macOS 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 High Sierra 10.13 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 High Sierra 10.13 with NTFS Assistant

The easiest way to help write to NTFS drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13 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 10.13/10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. 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 High Sierra 10.13 with iBoysoft Drive Manager Free

iBoysoft Drive Manager Free is a professional tool for Mac that can mount, read, write and unmount NTFS drive, FAT32 drive and exFAT drive on macOS 10.13/10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

iBoysoft Drive Manager Free

Aside from that, iBoysoft Drive Manager Free 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.

Enable NTFS write support on macOS High Sierra 10.13 with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Tutorial to mount NTFS drive on Mac with read-write mode with iBoysoft Drive Manager Free

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

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager Free 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.

For NTFS for macOS 10.12, please refer to NTFS for macOS 10.12 Sierra to read/write NTFS drive on Mac.

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