Why You Need NTFS for Mac

By default, you can't write to Microsoft NTFS-formatted hard drives, solid-state drives or USB drives on Mac computers, as NTFS drives appear as read-only on Mac.

Though you can format the external drive to be compatible with both Windows and Mac, the easiest and safest way to bridge this gap between however, is to utilize NTFS for Mac software, like NTFS Assistant.

Full Read-write Access to NTFS Drives on Mac

NTFS Assistant is the best Mac NTFS solution that gives your Mac the ability to write to NTFS drives, and makes files transferring and file management possible and hassle-free between Macs and PCs. Specifically, it enables you to write, edit, delete, copy, and move files on NTFS drives, and also to mount, unmount NTFS drives through one-click.

With it, writing to NTFS drives on your Mac shouldn't be an issue. It's just like NTFS write support existing natively on macOS/OS X.

Mount, Unmount NTFS Drives from Mac's Menu Bar

It's a convenient and lightweight menu bar app that allows you to mount or unmount Microsoft NTFS-formatted external hard drives from the menu bar.

Mounted NTFS drives on Mac will be listed on the tiny drop-down interface, where you can easily open, manage, unmount them as needed.

Advanced and Customizable NTFS Mounting Options

It supports automatically mounting NTFS drives in read-write mode, and the mounted NTFS drives will open immediately.

What's more, you can also uncheck this option if you prefer to manually control the access to a particular NTFS drive so as to protect your privacy.

Share NTFS Drives between Windows and Mac, Seamlessly

This NTFS for Mac tool guarantees you stable and fast file transferring speed from Mac computers to Microsoft NTFS-formatted external hard drives. Without having to reformat your drives, you can keep your files intact and copy between the two platforms.

1. Install

Download and install NTFS Assistant on your Mac. It's also available for NTFS on macOS Mojave .

2. Connect

Plug in your Microsoft NTFS-formatted drives to your Mac. They'll be mounted and open automatically.

3. Done!

You can now write, copy, move, delete, and save files to the NTFS drives with no fuse.

Write to NTFS Drives, You have Different Choices

iBoysoft NTFSNTFS Assistant

  • Read/Write to NTFS drives
  • Regular read/write speed
  • Support macOS Mojave
  • Free technical support

iBoysoft NTFSNTFS Assistant Pro

  • Read/Write to NTFS drives
  • Fast read/write speed
  • Support macOS Mojave
  • Free technical support

iBoysoft Drive ManageriBoysoft Drive Manager

  • Read/Write to NTFS drives
  • Fast read/write speed
  • Support macOS Mojave
  • Map network drives
  • Manage external drives
  • Enjoy free upgrade & technical support

Supported drives

NTFS-formatted bootcamp and external drives, including external hard drives, SSD, USB flash drives, and much more.

System requirements

Supported OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion)

Can I use NTFS on Mac?

Yes. NTFS drives are readable on Mac. Besides, with the help of an NTFS for Mac program, you can write, edit, copy, delete, move files on Seagate NTFS drives, WD NTFS drives, and any other NTFS drives without problem.

What is NTFS driver for Mac?

The NTFS driver for Mac is a small piece of software that enables you to write to NTFS drives on Mac, which feature is disabled in macOS natively. There are both paid and free NTFS driver for Mac available today, but the paid ones are more reliable for use.

Can NTFS Assistant mount Bootcamp partition in read-write mode?

Yes. NTFS Assistant grants users with full read-write access to the files on the Bootcamp partition. You can write, edit, delete, copy, move, and save files on it as well as transfer files between the Bootcamp partition and Mac.

Can NTFS Assistant mount Bitlocker encrypted NTFS drive?

No, but there is a third party software called M3 Bitlocker Loader which can mount Bitlocker encrypted NTFS drive.

Can NTFS Assistant mount my NTFS drive when macOS disk utility cannot recognize it?

No. If your macOS disk utility cannot recognize your NTFS drive, NTFS Assistant cannot recognize it either.

How to uninstall NTFS Assistant, the NTFS for Mac software by iBoysoft?

You need to firstly quit this program from the menu bar and then drag it to Mac Trash. You can refer to the online help page.

How to format an external hard drive for Mac and PC?

macOS can natively read and write to drives formatted with exFAT and FAT32. You can convert NTFS to either file system to make the drive interchangeable between Windows and Mac. Before doing so, please be sure to copy or transfer files to another safe place so as to avoid data loss. If that unfortunately happens, don't worry. You can also recover lost data on Mac.

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