Mounty for NTFS High Sierra: enable NTFS write support on macOS High Sierra 10.13
Free download Mounty for NTFS 1.9 on macOS Catalina 10.15/Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/Sierra 10.12 to mount NTFS drive in read and write mode.
Compared with all previous macOS, macOS High Sierra 10.13 has added many brand new features and is more convenient to use. But it is a pity that macOS High Sierra 10.13 still doesn't enable NTFS write support by default. It is an unpleasant experience if we need to copy, edit or delete files on NTFS drive for all those operations can't be performed successfully on macOS High Sierra 10.13.
When we want to enable NTFS write support on macOS High Sierra 10.13, Mounty for NTFS may come into our mind. Mounty for NTFS is free NTFS for Mac software that can help write to NTFS drive on Mac, but it still has many shortcomings.
Shortcomings of Mounty for NTFS
Here are several cons of Mounty for NTFS:
1. Slow write speed: From the feedback of many users, Mounty for NTFS can only write to NTFS drive with slow speed. Sometimes, it even can't mount NTFS drives.
2. Causing data loss problem: Some users complained that when they are using Mounty for NTFS, suddenly they lost all their files, and some files may be grayed out and can't be modified anymore.
3. No tech support: Since Mounty for NTFS is a freeware, it has no tech support. So when the software performs unstably and even make us lose files, we can't get any technical support from the developer of Mounty for NTFS.
The shortcomings of Mounty for NTFS are far beyond what have been mentioned above. For the sake of our drive, Mac and personal files, we'd better avoid using Mounty for NTFS. Here are two Mounty for NTFS High Sierra alternatives that can enable NTFS write support on macOS High Sierra 10.13.
Mounty for NTFS High Sierra alternative 1: NTFS Assistant
NTFS Assistant is a professional NTFS mounter for macOS that can mount 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. NTFS Assistant only sells at a very low price in Mac App Store and deserves to be regarded as 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 >> to enable NTFS read-write access.
Step 3: Launch NTFS Assistant and connect our NTFS drive to Mac.
Mounty for NTFS High Sierra alternative 2: iBoysoft Drive Manager
iBoysoft Drive Manager can automatically and effectively mount NTFS drive as a regular drive with read-write mode. With this handy tool, we can easily write to NTFS 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 writing to NTFS drive on Mac, iBoysoft Drive Manager is also a wonderful tool to manage external drives and network drives, mount boot camp partitions. It offers a menu bar from which we can easily mount, unmount network drives and external drives with only one click. With it, network drives only need to be set up at the first time they are connected to Mac and will be automatically mounted when they are needed in the future.
Tutorial to enable NTFS write support on macOS High Sierra with iBoysoft Drive Manager
Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager on Mac.
Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and connect NTFS drive to Mac.
Step 3: Write to NTFS drive after getting notified that the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.
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