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Free download WD My Passport NTFS driver for Mac

Updated on Friday, June 21, 2024

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Summary: What to do if you want to edit your NTFS-formatted WD My Passport drive on Mac? Be easy, this article will guide you to read and write your WD My Passport hard drive on Mac with the WD NTFS driver for Mac - iBoysoft NTFS for Mac.

WD NTFS driver for Mac

The NTFS is the most widely used Microsoft file system in the world. Due to its copyrights, however, it offers no full write access for Mac users, making them cannot write to the NTFS-formatted WD My Passport hard drive on Mac devices. 

On top of that, frequent formatting is not advisable for it always causes data loss and disk damage, making your WD My Passport hard drive unreadable or inaccessible.

In such a case, you'd better install an NTFS driver to write to the WD NTFS hard drive on a Mac. This article teaches you how to free download the WD My Passport NTFS driver for Mac in detail:

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What happens when you run an NTFS-formatted WD drive on Mac?

Let's see what will happen if you insist on running an NTFS-formatted WD hard drive on a Mac first:

  • You can't rename and write to the WD drive because it's not writable on your Mac
  • You are unable to copy or transfer files to the WD hard drive on your Mac
  • You can't edit, delete, or create files on the WD hard drive on your Mac
  • You can't see any files and folders when you open your WD hard drives on M1/M2 Mac

This WD My Passport read-only on Mac problem is common. You're really restricted when you want to make any further changes to your NTFS drive on Mac. Trapped in this trouble, you may want to format the hard drive to NTFS directly. However, this way is less recommended for two reasons:

Firstly, since you need to use it on both macOS and Windows, repeatedly formatting it to one file system for temporary usage takes time and effort, let alone you have to back up the drive before the formatting to avoid its files being erased.

Secondly, too often disk formatting shortens its life span and causes data loss. 

Therefore, downloading a WD NTFS driver for Mac is the most simple and secure way to gain full read/write access to the WD external hard drive on a Mac.

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iBoysoft NTFS for Mac - Best WD NTFS driver for Mac

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a professional and handy Mac tool, which enables you to read and write to WD NTFS drive as a local APFS drive on macOS 15/14/13/12/11/10.15/10.14/10.13 versions. 

Meanwhile, this wonderful software is compatible with Intel-based Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M2 Mac. Significantly, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the first WD NTFS driver for Mac that is fully compatible with Apple Silicon Mac.

What does iBoysoft NTFS for Mac allow you to do on your device?

As an NTFS for Mac toolset, iBoysoft allows you to use the NTFS drive as the APFS drive on your Mac nicely. You can read more to know what exactly you can operate to your NTFS drive on Mac with it.

Read and Write to WD NTFS Drives on Mac

iBoysoft WD NTFS driver for Mac supports you in reading and writing kinds of Western Digital NTFS portable external hard drives on macOS, including WD Elements, My Passport Ultra, Easystore, My Book, My Passport Slim, My Passport Essential SE, and Game Drive.

Specifically, with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac, users can write to, edit, delete, copy, paste, create, and view files stored on the NTFS drives on Mac seamlessly and natively.

How to use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to read/write to WD drives on Mac:

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft NTFS for Mac on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft NTFS for Mac and insert the WD NTFS drive into Mac.

Step 3: Write to the NTFS drive after the NTFS drive has been mounted successfully.

 Note: If the NTFS disk still can't be read and written to, a pop-up will require you to install an NTFS driver by iBoysoft and enable System Extensions. Then, you can edit files on the NTFS drive freely.

Auto Mount Western Digital NTFS External HDD/ SSD

In addition to writing to the NTFS drive, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can also mount, unmount, and eject all WD external hard drives and SSD with a single click. It's a menu bar utility that automatically mounts NTFS drives after you allow it.

Erase WD drives to the NTFS file system on Mac

Also, this utility bridges the gap of erasing disk to the NTFS file system on Mac.

As we all know, Disk Utility on Mac doesn't allow users to erase the disk to the NTFS file system when choosing the disk format, and it definitely brings lots of inconveniences to Mac users and fans.

Now, we can erase an NTFS disk on Mac easily with the assistance of iBoysoft NTFS for Mac software.

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Conclusion

You're not allowed to write to the WD drive with the NTFS file system on macOS. To fix a read-only WD hard drive on Mac, you have to format this drive to a Mac-compatible file system first. 

Or, you can install an iBoysoft NTFS for Mac application to write to the WD NTFS hard drive on Mac, which is more recommended for data safety and disk performance.

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