Different resorts to Write to NTFS Drives in macOS Mojave


This topic will reveal 3 solutions to write to NTFS Drives in macOS Mojave.
The new macOS 10.14 Mojave has been known as an outstanding operating system which supports plenty of advantageous features. However, this kind of operating system is not compatible with the NTFS file format which is pretty familiar with Windows users. More specifically, the data on an NTFS drive is readable but not writable. In other words, you won’t be able to generate new documents and also cannot customize the items existing in it. But don’t worry because there are actually several solutions to overcome this problem. Go through this topic to find out how to get it done.

1. Third Party NTFS Drivers

The first method I would like to introduce is to use a third-party application which is not officially published by Apple or Microsoft. By using this kind of application, clients will have the ability to read and write to NTFS drivers. The software that I would like to suggest is Paragon NTFS for Mac.

Basically, The Paragon NTFS for macOS Mojave is designed with the same principle as Apple’s Disk Utility. If you have ever tried using Apple’s Disk Utility, you will find that the Paragon interface is quite familiar. This application also supports an automount function which allows users to mount NTFS drive without any manual work. Once you finish operating the software properly, you will be able to customize the files such as open, edit, copy, move, delete or even create a new one as you desire.

2. Enable Mac Writing to NTFS Using Terminal

Indeed, another way that you can give it a try is to use Terminal on your Mac. Follow step by step the instruction below to get it done:

  • Step 1. Let’s assume that or drive is still connected to your Windows PC. Now look at the right of the taskbar, search for the β€œ safely remove hardware ” icon. Then, right-click on the icon and select β€œEject”. Once you get it done, connect it to your Mac.


  • Step 2. Next up, turn on your macOS Mojave machine then press β€œCommand” and β€œspace” keys simultaneously. Then enter β€œTerminal” and press β€œEnter” on the keyboard.

  • Step 3. Once you accessed the Terminal, type in the command below:

Sudo nano /etc/fstab


  • Step 4. Press β€œ Enter ” then type in the following command:

LABEL=NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse


The NAME here corresponds the name of your drive.

  • Step 5. Press β€œCTRL+O” to save the file. Press β€œEnter”. To close the Terminal, press β€œ CTRL+X ”.


  • Step 6. Disconnect the NTFS and plug it into your Mac again.


  • Step 7. Next up, click on β€œGo” then β€œGo to folder”. In the box presenting β€œ/volumes”. Click on the β€œGo” button.

From here, you will be able to customize the drive as you desire.

Read and Write NTFS Drives on macOS Mojave

3. Change Drive Format to exFAT

As a matter of fact, the exFAT file format is acceptable in macOS 10.14 Mojave. You actually can take advantage of this to manipulate your drive by converting an NTFS drive to exFAT format. To do so, follow the following steps:

  • Step 1. First off, use the Spotlight to search for Find Disk Utility and launch it.

  • Step 2. Then, select the drive you desire to convert and choose β€œErase” tab in Disk Utility. By doing this, you will wipe out all the contents contained in the drive. Hence, be careful and make sure that your essential data is already stored in another location.

  • Step 3. Next up, in the drop down box, select β€œEXFAT” and click on β€œErase”. Follow the instruction, and wait for a couple of minutes for the process to be done.

To conclude

Now, you already know three solutions to take the control of an NTFS drive on a macOS Mojave to serve your different purposes. I expect that these tips are useful and hope you have a good time using your Mac.

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