Is NTFS Compatible with macOS & Mac OS X?

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on February 2nd, 2018

Many Mac users have encountered the problem that failed to edit files on a NTFS drive when using it on Mac. Does that mean NTFS is not compatible with macOS or Mac OS X?

Of course not. Actually, NTFS is partially compatible with macOS: macOS enables NTFS read support and disables NTFS write support. Thus we are able to read files on NTFS drive, but unable to create new files, edit, copy and delete files when using the drive on macOS.

As NTFS write support is frequently needed, we can find method to enable NTFS write support on macOS. The easiest way that can help write to NTFS drive on macOS is using a NTFS for macOS software.

Make NTFS drive fully compatible with macOS with NTFS for macOS software

Here are two easy-to-use NTFS for macOS software that can help us mount NTFS drive on Mac with read-write mode, namely, make NTFS drive fully compatible with macOS.

1. NTFS Assistant - the cheapest NTFS for macOS software in App Store

NTFS Assistant is a handy tool that can enable write to 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. It is not only the cheapest NTFS drive in App Store, but also can mount NTFS drive, transfer files with fast speed.

Tutorial to download and use NTFS Assistant:

Step 1: Download and install NTFS Assistant from App Store >>.

Step 2: Download and install NTFS Assistant Helper >>.

Step 3: Launch NTFS Assistant, and then connect NTFS drive to Mac.

2. iBoysoft Drive Manager - professional NTFS driver, external drive & network drive manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a professional Mac tool that can help mount, read, write and unmount NTFS drive, FAT32 drive, exFAT drive, HFS+ drive with ease. macOS Mojave 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8 are all supported by iBoysoft Drive Manager.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

Aside from that, iBoysoft Drive Manager can also mount and unmount network drives and external drives only with a simply click from the menu bar. External hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, CF card and pen drive can all be easily managed with this tool.

Make NTFS drive compatible with macOS

Step-by-step tutorial to mount NTFS drive on macOS 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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