Mac OS X and Windows both use different file systems. Microsoft prefers their own proprietary NTFS system in Windows, while Apple deploys its HFS+ in Mac OS X. The problem is that, out of the box, the two systems cannot share information to each other. Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan still uses HFS+ file system and takes the foundation set in place by Yosemite and builds upon it ever so slightly. Major refinements include added user-friendly features and under-hood performance boosts. And it also disables NTFS write support on Mac.
You may try to write NTFS drive in Mac OS X El Capitan by formatting NTFS drive into HFS+. I don't suggest you to do this because it's inconvenient and it might cause data loss. You have to back up the data firstly and then format the NTFS drive to your chosen format, or you will lose all your data in that drive. So if you want to write NTFS drive in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan without formatting the drive to HFS+ or a cross-platform file system, like exFAT, I recommend third party solution for you. iBoysoft Drive Manager Free is a good choice.
NTFS for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: iBoysoft Drive Manager Free
iBoysoft Drive Manager Free is a professional tool for Mac that can help you to mount, read, write NTFS drive in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Besides Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, it is fully compatible with macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion).
With three simple steps, you can write to your NTFS drive in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan with iBoysoft Drive Manager Free.
Step-by-step instruction for using iBoysoft Drive Manager Free to write NTFS drive in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager Free on your Mac.
Step 2: Connect NTFS drive to your Mac.
Step 3: Write NTFS drive after getting notified that your NTFS drive is mounted successfully.
Besides the function that allows you to mount, read/write NTFS drive on Mac, iBoysoft Drive Manager Free helps you to mount external drives and connect network drives with ease. From the menu bar, you can mount, unmount, or eject all drives with only one click. And it will automatically and safely eject all external drives when the system sleeps and mount all network drives when system wakes from sleep. You will be informed when a network drive is connected, available, disconnected or an external drive is mounted, unmounted, remounted or unplugged safely.
For NTFS for macOS 10.13, please refer to free download NTFS for macOS High Sierra 10.13 to write to NTFS drives on Mac.
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