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Mac OS does not support writing to NTFS disk by default. Are there any ways to enable NTFS read/write support in Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite or any older OS X versions?
Firstly, For unlimited access to NTFS volumes, we would recommend a professional NTFS driver, Paragon NTFS 14. Just one click to install, then the read/write speed to NTFS partition is optimized and similar to native HFS+. Paragon NTFS 14 is currently on sale (25% OFF) here.
Otherwise, The following methods require being patient and a little bit knowledge about linux, but will make it doable. They should work for the one looking for NTFS Write support in Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra.
1 – Use Terminal to enable NTFS Read/Write support in Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite
This solution is quite complicated, but works 100% even in OS X Capitan.
We do not talk about why either Mac does not support writing to NTFS drives or or why this feature is hidden from Mac OS X. We are gong to use Terminal command lines to manually Enable NTFS write support under OS X. Let’s see how it works.
- Step 1: Check and remember the NTFS Disk NAME from the left pane side.
- Step 2: Launch Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal).
- Step 3: Type then Enter the following command line.
- Step 4: Fill the admin password if you are required.
- Step 5: The
fstabeditor then must be called in blank by default. Next, enter the following command line.
Notice: DRIVE_NAME must contain no spaces and be replaced by the NAME of your NTFS drive. What to do If the drive NAME contains words separated by a space? Find out the solution in the comment section at the end of this article because someone must figured it out already.
Instead of using LABEL=NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse, we can use the following command line.
UUID=Universal Unique Identifier none ntfs rw
Universal Unique Identifier can be determined by Disk Utility. Read more here to see the full instruction.
- Step 6: Press Control + O to save the file, and Control-X to exit the
fstabeditor. You now are able to Write to the NTFS disk.
When you plug the NTFS Drive next times, the Volume will no longer appear at the left pane side. How to find it? From Finder window –> Click on Go (on the top menu) –> Choose Go to Folder –> enter the
/Volumes–> The NTFS volume must be there (see the below image).
The above steps need to be repeated once a new NTFS drive is plugged into your Mac. It takes minutes and may not work correctly all the times. I therefore would recommend using a professional NTFS driver for Mac such as Paragon NTFS 14.
NTFS-3G El Capitan
Does NTFS-3G work on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan? It works unstably and unsafely and is not recommended for El Capitan. NTFS-3G is an open-source and contributed by numbers of Linux distributions such as Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE and Ubuntu. It is not released and officially supported by any companies. By using this method, users have to bear the unexpected risks.
2 – Use Paragon NTFS 14
Paragon NTFS 14 belongs to Paragon, a very famous company in Hard Drive Integration field. It comes with great features to enable read/write access to NTFS partitions under OS X with unprecedented high NTFS performance. It also includes Disk Manager for easy formatting and hard drive maintenance such as check and repair.
Paragon NTFS 14 Key Features:
- Supports MacOS Sierra already
- Easy to to install
- The read/write speed to NTFS partition is optimized and similar to native HFS+
- No limitation accessing to big number of files and large volume of Data
- Supports completely all Hard drive Brands and NTFS versions
- Support El Capitan and other software such as Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion
- Able to create, verify and repair NTFS partitions
- Optimize the operations on SSDs
Similarly, we can manage EXT2/3/4 drives in our another share that you may want to take a look on – Free Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 Read and Write solutions in Mac OS X El Capitan.
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