My Seagate Backup Plus Slim disk box states it can be used with both Windows and Mac. It worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine. However, after I used it on a Windows machine, it appears as Read Only on Mac. Other than formatting, what can I do to regain write capability with the Mac? I would like to use the disk to move files back and forth between the Windows and Mac machines. Any suggestions on how to write to Seagate NTFS hard drive in Mac?
At most of the time, Mac computers are very easy to use. But sometimes, troubles happen to our Mac to make it can't be used as usual. From the feedback of many Mac users, one of the problems that we may meet is that Seagate NTFS hard drive is read only on Mac. As one of the most popular hard drive brands, Seagate hard drive has enjoyed lots of users.
When our Seagate hard drive has a Windows NT File System and becomes read-only on Mac, we are not allowed to back up files inside the Seagate drive, unable to copy or transfer file to the Seagate drive, and also can't edit, delete or create files on the Seagate drive on Mac.
How to write to Seagate NTFS hard drive in Mac?
As writing to Seagate NTFS hard drive on Mac is frequently needed, we need to find a method to solve Seagate NTFS hard drive read only on Mac problem. Some people suggest to reformat the NTFS drive to other formats that have write access on Mac. But that's not recommended for formatting the drive will make us lose files on the drive.
The simplest way is using a NTFS for Mac Seagate software to help write to Seagate NTFS hard drive in Mac. iBoysoft Drive Manager Free is NTFS for Mac Seagate software that can easily mount Seagate NTFS hard drive or NTFS drive of any other brands on Mac as a regular drive with read-write mode on macOS 10.13/10.12 and macOS 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.
Aside from writing to NTFS drive on Mac, iBoysoft Drive Manager Free is also a handy tool to manage network drives and external drives. It offers a menu bar from which we can easily mount, unmount and remount network drives and external drives. With it, network drives only need to be set up once and later can automatically be mounted when it is needed.
Tutorial to mount Seagate NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft Drive Manager Free
Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager Free on our Mac.
Step 2: Connect the Seagate NTFS drive to Mac.
Step 3: Write to Seagate NTFS drive after getting notified that the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.
To enable write to NTFS software on macOS High Sierra 10.13, please refer to how to mount NTFS drive in macOS High Sierra 10.13.
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