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Updated on Friday, September 29, 2023

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Mounty for NTFS macOS Sonoma/Ventura/Monterey

Summary: Does Mounty for NTFS support macOS Monterey? The answer is yes. How about macOS Sonoma/Ventura? It will not. Read to find the risks of using Mounty for NTFS and discover its best alternative iBoysoft NTFS for Mac.

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When you want to write to an external hard drive on your Mac, you may find the Mac external hard drive read-only in any version of macOS or OS X, even the latest macOS Sonoma 14.

One of the reasons is that the external drive is formatted with the Windows NTFS file system and you can read the NTFS drive on Mac but can't write to NTFS on Mac.

Fortunately, with the help of a reliable NTFS for Mac App, you are able to read/write NTFS drives as you wish, and the freeware, Mounty for NTFS, is one of the most popular NTFS for Mac free software.

Mounty for NTFS

Can Mounty for NTFS support macOS Sonoma/Ventura?

Sadly, the upcoming macOS Ventura this October will not be supported by Mounry for NTFS. The previously installed Mounty for NTFS on your Mac won't work to mount the NTFS drive on macOS 14/13. 

Mounty for NTFS explains why it will not function with macOS 14 Sonoma/13 Ventura anymore:

Apple has changed the entire mount process from the previous kernel based architecture toward one that runs in user space. The ability to mount NTFS file systems in read/write mode was never a supported end-user function, and was only implemented in NTFS kext to support the BootCamp install process. This is now obsolete in Ventura and deactivated in the UserFS NTFS plugin. And sadly Mounty will not work anymore.

Can Mounty for NTFS support macOS Monterey?

Yes, it can. So far, most of the NTFS for Mac programs are supporting macOS Monterey, and Mounty for NTFS is one of them.

However, many people complained that Mounty for NTFS delivered slow read/write speed and file corruption, causing data loss on NTFS external drives, even though it's totally free.

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Are there any alternatives to Mounty for NTFS?

If you are using macOS Monterey and want an NTFS for Mac alternative - iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is worth trying. What's more, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac supports the upcoming macOS Ventura.

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac mount NTFS-formatted volumes in read-write mode automatically on macOS 14 Sonoma, including macOS Monterey and macOS Big Sur.

Besides its fast NTFS read-write support, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is certainly a comprehensive NTFS for Mac too. It also can unmount, repair, and erase NTFS volumes. If you want to reformat sd cards, external hard disks, and USB flash drives to NTFS, this tool also supports reformatting other file systems like exFAT, FAT, HFS+, etc to NTFS.

Best NTFS for Mac - iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

  • Read and write NTFS volumes on Mac
  • Mount and unmount NTFS volumes
  • Repair NTFS file system errors
  • Erase data on NTFS disks
  • List and open all attached external drives
  • Reformat other file systems to NTFS
  • Support macOS 14/13/12/11/10.15/10.14/10.13
  • Compatible with M2, M1 Mac

 Read-only & risk-free


Compare to Mounty for NTFS, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is more reliable and has a faster speed. Meanwhile, it offers free tech support and free update. What's more, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is fully compatible with Apple Silicon M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max Mac.

How to write to NTFS drive on Mac with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on your Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac and insert the external Windows NTFS volume on Mac.

Write to NTFS drives in macOS Monterey with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

Step 3: Write to the external Windows NTFS volume after getting notified that the drive has been mounted successfully.

Though Mounty for NTFS has updated for Intel Mac running macOS 12, speaking of Apple Silicon Mac, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the best option as it is compatible with macOS 14/13 and M1/M2 Mac. 

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FAQs about Mounty for NTFS


The free Mounty for NTFS tool supports macOS from version 10.9 Mavericks till 12 Monterey.


iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma, it can mount the NTFS drive on Mac in the read-write mode.


If you want to see NTFS drive on Mac's desktop, Finder, and Disk Utility, you can download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, it enables you to read and write the NTFS drive on Mac.

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