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Boot Camp option missing at startup after installing Paragon NTFS for Mac

I have an iMac 18, 3. I have installed Windows on my Boot Camp partition and booted to it successfully before. Recently, I can't boot into Windows by holding the Option key at startup because the Boot Camp is not showing up anymore. The only big change I made was to install Paragon NTFS for Mac. How do I fix it?

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Paragon NTFS driver is probably having conflicts with your Mac's native NTFS driver, preventing the Boot Camp partition to show up at startup. You can try uninstalling it to see if the issue is resolved.

If not, or you need an NTFS for Mac tool to write to the Boot Camp partition on Mac, use iBoysoft NTFS for Mac instead. It can automount your Boot Camp Windows partition and NTFS-formatted external drives in read-write mode, allowing you to work with NTFS drives on Mac freely. 

More importantly, it allows you to switch to the Boot Camp Windows partition easily. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download iBoysoft NTFS for Mac for free.

Step 2: Launch the software, select your Boot Camp partition from the left side, and click Startup.

Step 3: Select your Windows partition and click Restart.

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