How to Completely Uninstall NTFS for Mac by Paragon?

By Katrina | Posted to NTFS for Mac Tips, updated on June 11th, 2020 |

Paragon NTFS for Mac is a Windows NTFS file system driver which is developed for better NTFS read-write experience in macOS. But for some reason, you may want to uninstall NTFS for Mac by Paragon from your Mac or from your hard drives. For example, you don't need to write to Windows NTFS drives on Mac, or you want to find another better NTFS for Mac software.

Either way, you can uninstall this NTFS for Mac software with no fuss. Here are two situations that you have trouble in getting rid of Paragon NTFS for Mac, and how you can deal with them.

How to uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac from Mac computer?

Uninstalling most apps on Mac is much easier than on PC. If you want to uninstall Paragon NTFS for Mac from your Mac computer, you can do it in several ways.

First, you need to quit this app and its related process in Activity Monitor if it's launched.

  1. Click Launchpad, find the Other category, and open Activity Monitor there.
  2. Select Paragon NTFS for Mac and click on the Force a process to quit icon at the top left.
  3. Choose Quit in the pop-up window. You can click the Force Quit option if you can't quit Paragon NTFS for Mac.

Then, you can choose one method from the following to uninstall the NTFS for Mac app.

Method 1. Remove NTFS for Mac from the Applications Folder

Like the other applications on your Mac, you can remove Paragon NTFS for Mac with a simple drag-to-delete operation.

Step 1: Click Finder on the Dock and choose Applications on the left panel.

Step 2: Find the Paragon NTFS for Mac app and drag it to the Trash. Or you can right-click on it and choose Move to Trash in the context menu.

Step 3: Open Trash and find the deleted NTFS for Mac software, then right-click to choose Delete Immediately to permanently remove this app from your Mac.

Method 2. Uninstall NTFS for Mac from System Preferences

System Preferences is the place where you personalize your MacBook Air settings. Though uninstalling Paragon NTFS for Mac from System Preferences is not available for newer macOS anymore, you can try your luck with these steps if your Mac runs Mac OS X.

Step 1: Click the Apple icon at the top left and choose System Preferences.

Step 2: Locate Paragon NTFS for Mac utiltiy and click on it.

Step 3: Click Settings tab, and click Uninstall… button.

But the methods above may not be able to completely remove Paragon NTFS for Mac. Some components of the app or hidden files and folders could exist on your Mac still, which will slow down your Mac computer.

You can follow the below steps to fully uninstall and clean the remains of Paragon NTFS for Mac:

Step 1: Quit Paragon NTFS for Mac and end all its related processes.

Step 2: Go to Finder and select Applications from the left panel to open Applications folder.

Step 3: Locate Paragon NTFS for Mac and drag it to the Trash, or you can right click it and choose "Move to Trash" option from the list. Enter password.

Step 4: Search for all components related to Paragon NTFS still existing in the following folders:

/Library/Application Support/

/Library/Caches/ folders


Right click on those items and click "Move to Trash" to delete them.

Step 5: Empty the Trash to completely clean the program.

How to Delete NTFS for Mac by Paragon from hard drives?

Many extenral hard drives like Seagate and Western Digital are pre-installed with NTFS for Mac software, so that you use the same external hard drive both on Mac and Windows with full access.

In this case, if you think you'll never use NTFS on Mac, you can delete Paragon NTFS for Mac from your extenral hard drive. It's easy to do this.

Step 1: Plug your extenral hard drive on a Windows PC.

Step 2: Go to File Explorer and open this external HDD.

Step 3: Find the installation package of Paragon NTFS for Mac.

Step 4: Right-click on the folder or files and choose Delete to remove this software.

Alternative to Paragon NTFS for Mac

The reason why you want to uninstall and clean Paragon NTFS for Mac can be various. You may uninstall the software because its trial version expired, the price of lifetime license is so expensive, or it doesn't work well. No matter what reason lead you to remove Paragon NTFS for Mac, in a word, you are not satisfied with this software. Here recommend two better alternatives to Paragon NTFS for Mac.

1. NTFS Assistant: cheap alternative to Paragon NTFS for Mac

NTFS Assistant is a professional NTFS for macOS app that can easily help write to NTFS drive on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13. NTFS Assistant is not only the cheapest NTFS for macOS software in App Store, but also has very stable performance.

Features of NTFS Assistant:

Very cheap.

Easy to use.

2. iBoysoft Drive Manager: professional NTFS drive, external drive & network drive mounter

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a handy Mac tool that can mount NTFS drive on Mac as a regular drive with read-write mode. It supports macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8.

iBoysoft Drive Manager icon
iBoysoft Drive Manager

Aside from above, iBoysoft Drive Manager can also help mount and unmount network drives and external drives. Only a simple click from the menu bar, we can mount and unmount external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, CF card, pen drive, network drive, etc.

Best alternative to Paragon NTFS for Mac

Features of iBoysoft Drive Manager:

Write to NTFS, exFAT and FAT32 drive.

Mount external drive, including external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, etc.

Manage network drive. iBoysoft Drive Manager gives each network drive a new drive letter, which makes it possible for us to easily manage specific network drive.