Free NTFS Driver for macOS

NTFS (NT File System) is used in Windows Operating System, Macs started using APFS file system since macOS Sierra. When you plug an external drive with NT File System on a Mac, you can read datas from the volume but macOS does not have write support for NTFS.

We have previously covered Open Source NTFS Driver for Mac OS X, which was an open source work around to Make NTFS Writeable in OSX.

This is a simple method that can be used with macOS to gain read/write access to Windows NTFS on macOS.

1 Download Mounty

Download Mounty

Mounty is is a menu bar application. Download Mounty.

2 Install Mounty and Open Mounty

Install Mounty and Open Mounty

Drag and Drop Mounty app into Applications folder and open it from LaunchPad.

3 Re-Mount Volumes from Menu Bar Icon

Re-Mount Volumes from Menu Bar Icon

From Menu Bar Icon, Mount NTFS Volume as writeable.

4 Fact to Consider

Fact to Consider

NTFS does not play well with macOS. You have to Safe Eject Volume from Finder, Otherwise the volume may become un-mountable with macOS. You might have to plugin on a Windows machine to Fix and Repair volume. You can not use Mounty to Erase a Volume as NTFS with Disk Utility. You have to use alternative paid drivers like Paragon NTFS to gain additional Access.

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