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iBoysoft NTFS for Mac
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a full-featured NTFS driver for macOS and Mac OS X. It is able to mount Microsoft-NTFS drives in read-write mode on Mac. It helps users read, write, copy, edit, delete and move files on NTFS drives on Mac, and also transfer files between Windows and Mac computers without formatting. Besides, it can also allow users to view disk information, unmount disks, check disk errors and erase disk data through one-click.
Supported Operating Systems
macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Supported Storage Devices
External hard drive, USB drive, SD card, pen drive, flash drive, memory card, CF card, etc.
How to Install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?
Step 1: Download iBoysoft NTFS for Mac at https://iboysoft.com/ntfs-for-mac/.
Step 2: Double click the .pkg file and follow the instructions to finish the installation process.
Note: If you are running macOS 10.13 and later version, you need to allow system extension in Security & Privacy.
Enable System Extension on Mac
To enable system extension on Apple Silicon M1 Mac, read our article here.
The following guide is for Intel-based Mac computers:
- 1. Follow the setup wizard to install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac.
- 2. When seeing "System extension bloked", open Security & Privacy tab, click the Lock to make changes.
- 3. Click Allow in the context window.
- 4. Restart your Mac to finish installation.
If you don't see allow option, click "Reload it" in the setup window to reload system extension and then check if allow option appears.
If the "Allow" option is still not appeared, please open /Library/Extensions/ folder, manually delete the drivers that are not in use and then reinstall iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to try again.
How to Activate iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac provides a free trial for users to mount NTFS drives in read-write mode for 7 days. After the trial expires, users need to activate it with a license key.
Step 1: Click Purchase & Activate button on the trial window.
You can also click Activate from the drop-down menu to open the activation window.
Step 2: Click Have not activate? Buy Now! button at the left bottom to purchase the license key.
Step 3: After receiving the license key, please copy and paste it to the license bar and then click Activate.
Note: Please make sure you have internet access (either eithernet or Wi-Fi) while activating iBoysoft NTFS for Mac. If you are running firewall or anti-virus programs on your computer, please temporarily turn them off so as to complete registration. Have no internet access or have other questions? Please contact us via [email protected].
How to Manage NTFS Disks with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?
Your NTFS disks will be mounted in read-write mode on Mac immediately after detected. You can then read, write, edit, copy, delete, and move files on the NTFS disks as native disks on Mac. Specifically, you can view, open, unmount, check and erase the disk through one-click.
How to Unmount an NTFS Disk?
Step 1: Select the NTFS disk you want to unmount from the left sidebar.
Step 2: Click Unmount button on the right panel. The NTFS disk will be unmounted immediately.
How to Repair an NTFS Disk?
Step 1: Select the NTFS disk you want to check and repair from the left sidebar.
Step 2: Click the Check disk button on the right panel. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac will start verifying and repairing the selected drive.
Note: In the event that the NTFS disk still cannot be mounted after checking, you're suggested to insert the NTFS disk to a Windows computer and then repair it using CHKDSK command.
How to Verify and Repair an NTFS Disk using CHKDSK on Windows?
Step 1: Go to the Start menu, type in cmd in the search bar, and press Enter.
Step 2: Right click cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator.
Step 3: Run the following command:
chkdsk volume: /f
Please replace "volume" with the drive letter of your NTFS disk. For example, if the drive letter is "G", then you need to type in chkdsk G: /f.
How to Erase an NTFS Disk?
Note: Disk erasure will wipe all data on the disk. So, please make sure you have to do so. What's more, please make sure you have a backup. If you have lost data after formatting, you can recover lost data with free data recovery software.
Step 1: Select the NTFS disk you want to erase from the left sidebar.
Step 2: Click Erase disk button on the right panel.
How to Manage Other Disks with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can also help you manage disks with other file systems, such as exFAT, FAT32, APFS, and HFS+, etc.
How to Erase Other Disks to NTFS?
macOS and OS X don't support erasing disks to NTFS natively. However, with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, you don't have to bother to complete this process on a Windows computer.
Step 1: Select the disk you want to convert to NTFS file system.
Step 2: Click Erase to NTFS button on the right panel.
Note: Converting an APFS disk to NTFS is not supported.
How to Uninstall iBoysoft NTFS for Mac?
Step 1: Click iBoysoft NTFS for Mac icon from the menu bar.
Step 2: Select "Uninstall iBoysoft NTFS for Mac" option to completely remove iBoysoft NTFS for Mac from your Mac.
If you just deleted iBoysoft NTFS for Mac app from Applications folder, there still are two driver components left. To completely remove these two driver components, the following commands need to be used:
sudo rm -rf /Library/Filesystems/iboysoft_NTFS.fs
sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/ms_ntfs.kext