How to write NTFS drive in macOS Mojave 10.14?

Posted by Molly to NTFS for Mac on June 19th, 2018

In macOS 10.14 Mojave, the long-expected support for NTFS drives writing in macOS is still lacking. That is to say, if you want to write NTFS drive in macOS Mojave 10.14 or transfer files and folder between Windows PC and Mac computer, you're going to face the problem of NTFS drives read-only on Mac. In this article, we're going to talk about how to write NTFS drive in macOS Mojave 10.14 in following ways.

A quick tip: ultilizing an NTFS for Mac app will be the safest and fastest way to write to NTFS drives on Mac.

How to write NTFS drive in macOS Mojave 10.14?

Solution 1: Free download iBoysoft Drive Manager - NTFS for macOS Mojave software

The most convenient and reliable method to write NTFS drive in macOS and Mac OS X is to install an NTFS for Mac driver like iBoysoft Drive Manager.

iBoysoft Drive Manager is an effective menu bar tool that enables you to read write to NTFS drive in macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra/Sierra and Mac OS X as well as transfer files between Windows and Mac. It allows you to take full control over NTFS drives from your Mac, be it a USB drive, SD card, memory card or any other external drive. Besides, you can also mount and unmount all NTFS drives plugged into your Mac computer with one-click.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

What's more, iBoysoft Drive Manager is also able to map network drives as local drives and allows you connect or disconnect them via the menu bar. Thus, you needn't bother to add or remove them manually every time. This NTFS for Mac tool is intelligent enough to automatically mount drives when the computer awakes and eject when the system goes to sleep, and you'll be notified.

It will appear on the menu bar after installing. Then you can easily manage all the drives there.

NTFS for macOS

Solution 2: Use Apple's experimental NTFS-write support in macOS Mojave.

It's a hidden feature in Mac OS X and macOS Mojave 10.14 to support writing to NTFS drives. It's turned off by default and requires several command lines in the Terminal to turn on. As it is complex and not guaranteed to work every time, this method isn't a good choice for average users.

Solution 3: Reformat the drive to FAT32/exFAT.

exFAT/FAT32 is compatible with both Windows and macOS/Mac OS X. It allows you to read, write and transfer files on both operating systems. But make sure you have no vital data on that drive before performing reformatting. If unfortunately you lost data, you can refer to this tutorial to recover lost data from formatted hard drives under Windows or Mac.

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