How to Solve NTFS for Mac not Working on macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra?

Posted by Molly to NTFS for Mac on June 25th, 2018

I use a Toshiba external drive formatted in NTFS. Since upgrading to Mojave, I can not write to this drive. I was able to write to it previously on my Macbook Pro Retina in High Sierra. So my questions are, why NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Mojave? Any workable NTFS for Mac applications that let me write NTFS on macOS Mojave?

Why NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Mojave?

macOS Mojave is the Mac operating system which has just been available for a while. After upgrading to macOS Mojave, your third party software that allows your Mac to write to NTFS needs to be upgraded too. For example, if you're running NTFS for Mac, but it won't work on macOS Mojave untill you upgrade it to be Mojave compatible.

Luckily, iBoysoft Drive Manager has been successfully upgraded and is now one of the few NTFS for macOS Mojave tools.

How to solve NTFS for Mac not working on macOS Mojave Problem?

Method 1: iBoysoft Drive Manager - NTFS for macOS Mojave software available now

iBoysoft Drive Manager is an easy-to-use NTFS for Mac tool that enables you to access NTFS drives from Mac hassle free. It mounts NTFS drives from Mac menu bar, allows you to read, write, edit, copy, paste and delete files stored on NTFS drives, and transfer files between Windows and Mac easily. It works with external hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, pen drives, memory cards and other storage devices.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

Besides enabling NTFS writing on Mac, iBoysoft Drive Manager also let you add network drives, map them as local drives and connect or disconnect them from the menu bar. It works as an effective drive manager that allows you to manage all connected drives via a single click.

NTFS for macOS Mojave

Method 2: Reformat NTFS drives to exFAT without data loss.

exFAT has larger limits on file and partition sizes than FAT32, so it's ideal for removable devices. Before reformatting the NTFS to exFAT, make sure you have backed up the files on it. If unfortunately you lost the files, go to recover lost data after formatting with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows or iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Method 3: Exploit Terminal command lines.

1. Plug an NTFS drive to your Mac.
2. Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
3. Type sudo nano /etc/fstab and enter your password when prompted.
4. Type LABEL=NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse, please replace NAME with your drive name and press enter.
5. Press ctrl+o to write the information to file, then press Enter to save.
6. Press ctrl+x to exit the editor window.
7. Eject the NTFS drive and then reconnect it.
8. Go to Finder menu, type /volumes and press Enter, then you can drag and drop the NTFS drive to the sidebar where you can access it easier.

Note: This method is for experienced users. If you're unfamiliar with Terminal command lines, you'd better turn to other methods.

Using either way above, you can make your NTFS for Mac work on macOS Mojave.

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