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How To Fix An NTFS Drive That Won't Mount On A MacBook Pro?

My job recently gave me a 4TB G-Tech G-Drive to access video and audio files to edit. The drive works fines on my bosses Windows computer and the drive is formatted for NTFS but it won't mount on my MacBook Pro. My macOS is 14 Sonoma and I don't have the option to reformat as this is a work external hard drive. I don't want to do anything that will erase the files and I also don't have access to the windows computer. Is there a way to access the files or fix this or will I have to go through the long process of giving the hard drive back to my boss and waiting for him to reformat the drive and giving it back? And if he does give it back and the same problem happens, how can I fix this? I read about Mac doesn't read a NTFS drive, is this true ? I really need to fix this.

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iBoysoft author Vain Rowe

Vain Rowe

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Hi there, by default, a Mac can read an NTFS formatted drive without a hitch. If your job drive doesn't mount on your MBP, you can check if the connection is well or force-mount this drive in Disk Utility. 

As for the NTFS drive editing on a Mac, you need an NTFS for Mac to accomplish. iBoysoft NTFS for Mac mounts your hard drive in read-and-write mode automatically once it is connected to your device. Rest assured to use this utility and then you can read and write an NTFS formatted drive on macOS devices smoothly.



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