Written byConnie Yang
NTFS for Mac Not Working on macOS Sonoma, Why & How to Fix
Summary: This post explains why your NTFS for Mac can't work on macOS Sonoma and gives you some fixes. Alternatively, you can use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac. This NTFS driver fully supports read and write to NTFS drives on macOS Sonoma.
You've just upgraded to the latest macOS Sonoma to experience the new and enhanced features of it. However, when you use your Paragon NTFS for Mac, Mounty for NTFS, Tuxera NTFS for Mac, NTFS-3G, or others, only to find that the NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma. Consequently, you can't write to NTFS drives on your Mac.
You have no clue as the NTFS driver runs well before macOS updating. If you want to explore the reasons and make your NTFS for Mac workable again, follow this post.
Methods for "NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma":
- Change to use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac
- Remain only one NTFS for Mac on your Mac
Table of Contents:
- 1. Why is the NTFS for Mac no longer working on macOS Sonoma?
- 2. NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma/Ventura, what to do?
- 3. FAQs about NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma
Why is the NTFS for Mac no longer working on macOS Sonoma?
The main reason is that the NTFS for Mac app you've installed before is incompatible with macOS Sonoma. There are lots of NTFS drivers on the market, but not all of them support the latest macOS 14 at present.
Up till now, NTFS-3G and SL-NTFS still don't support macOS Sonoma. NTFS for Mac tools such as iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, Paragon NTFS for Mac, and Tuxera NTFS for Mac are ready for macOS 14. Simply speaking, most of the open-source or so-called free NTFS for Mac programs are not compatible with macOS Sonoma up to now.
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NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma/Ventura, what to do?
If the NTFS for Mac you are using can't run on macOS Sonoma, you can try the ways described below to help you read and write to your NTFS drives on your Mac.
Change an NTFS for Mac
If your NTFS for Mac is not workable on macOS 14, or you find the Paragon NTFS for Mac is not working on your Mac even if it supports Sonoma, the easiest way is to find an alternative.
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is your best choice. This NTFS driver has a high system and hardware compatibility. It supports macOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, and earlier versions. And it can work on Mac devices with an Intel-based, T2, Apple Silicon M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max chip.
Apart from that, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac also has many other features.
Highlights of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac
- Support full read and write access to any brand of NTFS drives on Mac.
- Allow you to format drives to NTFS on Mac.
- Support repairing NTFS drives if it finds errors on them.
- Auto-mount the NTFS drives once they are connected to your Mac.
- Make your NTFS drives work smoothly on the Mac like a native APFS drive.
- Very fast data transfer speed.
- Easy to uninstall.
- Secure, reliable, and Apple-authenticated.
Read-only & risk-free
Here's how to use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to read and write to NTFS drives on your Mac running Sonoma:
- Free download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on your Mac machine.
- Connect your NTFS drive to your Mac. Your NTFS drive will be automatically mounted on your Mac in read-write mode.
Note: During the installation process, perhaps, you will be asked to install an NTFS driver by iBoysoft and enable System Extensions to get full disk access. For the initial installation of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, you will be required to allow the tool to access files in your Desktop folder.
Now, you can open the NTFS hard drive on your Mac and edit, copy, or delete files on it with ease.
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Remain only one NTFS for Mac on your Mac
Maybe you've installed multiple NTFS for Mac applications on your Mac. Some NTFS for Mac tools carry self-designed scripts that block other NTFS for Mac software from running with them at the same time or on the same Mac.
Thus, when you simultaneously launch multiple NTFS for Mac drivers, you find they can't work in macOS Sonoma.
You are suggested to uninstall redundant NTFS for Mac programs on your Mac, mainly those claimed free NTFS drivers like Mounty NTFS for Mac which is incompatible with macOS Sonoma.
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a secure and Apple-trusted tool that doesn't interfere with other apps' working. Using this NTFS for Mac is enough to make your NTFS drives writable on macOS Sonoma.
NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma is not a complicated problem. It is mainly because the NTFS for Mac you are using is not available for macOS 14. You can check if it releases a new version to support the new system. If not, just try to use a different NTFS for Mac like iBoysoft NTFS for Mac which fully supports Sonoma.
FAQs about NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Sonoma
Paragon has upgraded its NTFS for Mac to support macOS 14 Sonoma. If your Paragon NTFS for Mac is not working on macOS Sonoma, check if you’ve upgraded its version. Or, check if your NTFS drive is corrupted so that you mistakenly regard that the Paragon NTFS for Mac is not working on Sonoma.
Yes, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac V6.0 fully supports macOS Sonoma now.
Yes, macOS only supports reading NTFS formatted drives.