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 10.14 Mojave.

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

Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14 for a long time, 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 NTFS for Mac, one of the best NTFS driver for macOS Mojave 10.14 software in the market which allows you to read write NTFS drives in macOS Mojave 10.14.

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iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the best NTFS for Mac application which can read/write to NTFS drive in macOS Catalina 10.15/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. It is a comprehensive NTFS for Mac solution for Mac users. On one hand, it can mount NTFS volumes in read-write mode automatically. Also, you can open, unmount and eject the NTFS volumes with one click. On the other hand, it allows users to erase data on NTFS volumes and repair NTFS file system errors. Additionally, it supports listing and opening all attached external drives and reformatting them into NTFS file system if needed.

Tutorial to write to the NTFS drive in macOS 10.14 Mojave with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

Step 1: Download, install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on Mac.

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Step 2: Connect the NTFS drive to Mac.

Step 3: After the NTFS drive has been successfully mounted, you can open it and then write to the NTFS drive.

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

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is very easy to use.

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.