How to read/write NTFS drive in macOS Mojave 10.14?

Want to have full read-write access to your Windows NTFS drives on macOS 10.14? This post will teach you how to enable write support to NTFS drives in macOS 101.4 Mojave.

By Katrina | Posted to NTFS for Mac on June 11th, 2018 |

Apple has released the latest Mac operating system - macOS Mojave 10.14, which embodies a handful of new features including the improved Dark Mode, changes to the Finder, better functionality in Quick Look, changes to the way users taking screenshots, changes to Safari and a redesigned Mac App Store, etc. But just like its predecessors, macOS Mojave 10.14 still doesn't enable write to NTFS drive.

How to write to NTFS drive on macOS Mojave?

Solution 1: Free download NTFS for macOS Mojave 10.14 software

As writing to NTFS drive is so frequently needed, especially for those who have both Windows PC and Mac computers, a professional NTFS for Mac application that supports macOS Mojave 10.14 would be of great help.

Fortunately, there's iBoysoft Drive Manager, one of the best NTFS for macOS Mojave 10.14 software in the market which allows you to read write NTFS drives in macOS Mojave 10.14.

iBoysoft Drive Manager

iBoysoft Drive Manager is the best NTFS for Mac application which can read/write to NTFS drive in macOS 10.14 Mojave/10.13 High Sierra/10.12 Sierra and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. With it, we are allowed to edit, copy, delete and transfer files between Mac and PC with ease. Besides NTFS read-write feature, iBoysoft Drive Manager can also mount/unmount different external drives including external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, CF card and pen drive, etc. Moreover, it enables us to map network drives as local ones.

NTFS for macOS Mojave 10.14

Tutorial to write to NTFS drive in macOS 10.14 Mojave with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step 1: Connect NTFS drive to Mac and launch iBoysoft Drive Manager.

Step 2: After getting notification that the NTFS drive has been successfully mounted, we can then write to NTFS drive.

iBoysoft Drive Manager is very easy to use. On the one hand, you can manage all external drives and network drive with a single click in the menu bar. on the other hand, it is able to automatically mount drive when system wakes up and safely eject drive when system sleeps. If you have multiple external drives/network drives to manage or you are worried about data loss due to unsafe ejection, iBoysoft Drive Manager is your best assistant.

Solution 2: Reformat NTFS drive to exFAT/FAT32

As two universal file systems, exFAT and FAT32 are compatible with both Windows and Mac computer. But before reformating, you should be sure to back up all important files.

Solution 3: Mount NTFS drive on macOS Mojave with command line

Notice: using command line to mount NTFS drive on Mac is not officially supported and thoroughly tested by Apple, which might cause occasional instability to your Mac. Besides, it's easy to input wrong command which will result in unexpected damage to our Mac and data inside. So use it with caution.

Step 1: Go to the Applications > Utilities folder and launch the Terminal program.

Step 2: Input "sudo nano /etc/fstab" to edit the fstab file (supply your password when prompted).

Step 3: Type "LABEL=NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse" in the editor window for the fstab file. (Be sure to change the word NAME to the name of your drive)

Step 4: Press "Control+O" to save the file, followed by "Control+X" to exit.

Step 5: Unmount our NTFS drive and attach it again.

If you are not going to tranfer files between Windows and Mac a lot, converting NTFS to APFS in macOS Majove is also a good option to solve the incompatibility problem. If you are going to keep the drive formatted with Microsoft NTFS, you can easily read write NTFS in macOS Mojave 10.14 through these solutions. Among them, installing an NTFS for macOS Mojave 10.14 tool is the most convenient and reliable way which guarantees your Mac and data safety.


Katrina is a data recovery expert @iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems.

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