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Have no full access to NTFS drives on Mac, What to do?

I recently got my brand-new MacBook Air. So I was thinking copy the files on my Windows 10 PC to it using a thumb drive formatted with exFAT and MBR. My PC recognizes the thumb drive but doesn't allow me to initiate the copy process with the command xcopy "D:/VIDEO DOWNLOADS/Download/UPLOAD TO JUMP DRIVE" "E:/" /D /E /C /Y /I /H. I then reformatted it to NTFS and the copy was successful. But there's a new problem. I don't have full access to the NTFS drive on Mac. Can someone please point me in the right direction here? Thank you!

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Friday, August 18, 2023

NTFS is a proprietary file system that's read-only on Mac. If you want to have full access to the NTFS drive on Mac without formatting or losing data, you'll need an NTFS for Mac driver.

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac would be a great choice. It's a reliable NTFS for Mac driver that grants you read and write access to NTFS drives on Mac. With it installed, you can use your NTFS-formatted drives on Mac freely.

I have been using this app for a long time now and I like that it doesn't require any attention after it's activated. Whenever I plug in my NTFS drive on my MacBook Air, it'll automatically mount my drive in read/write mode without needing relaunches.

This NTFS for Mac driver is also compatible with Intel-based, T2, M1, and M2 Macs running macOS 10.13 High Sierra and later. 

Click the button below to download it for free!

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