How to install NTFS-3G properly on Mac?

How to install NTFS-3G properly on Mac?
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NTFS-3G is the only available Free NTFS Driver for MacOS. How to get it installed completely on Mac?


The following instruction shows you step by step to excecute proper NTFS-3G installation on your MacOS. This works well on all MacOS versions: Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Leopard, and Lion.

Step 1: Launch Terminal
Terminal can be found in /Applications/Utilities/
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Step 2: Install Homebrew
Enter the following command line to install Homebrew in seconds.

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

The right command line can be changed, keep updating here: http://brew.sh/
Step 3: Install Install Homebrew Cask
Next, enter the following command.

brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask

Step 4: Install osxfuse
The osxfuse can be installed by the following command line.

brew cask install osxfuse

Step 5: Install NTFS-3G
Well, it’s now ready to install NTFS-3G.

brew install homebrew/fuse/ntfs-3g

Step 6: Create a symlink for mount_ntfs
Link NTFS-3G to the system location. In a Terminal prompt:

sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.original
sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntf

NOTE! If using Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitain:

  • Some NTFS Softwares can not be launched due to Rootless. Look at this tutorial to see how to disable Rootless in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Use the latest build of OSXfuse (3.1.0 or higher) to avoid System integrity Protection issues https://github.com/osxfuse/osxfuse/releases
  • (Otherwise on OSXfuse 2.8.3? If using El Capitan, System Integrity Protection’s fs role will first need to be disabled.)

If this does not work on the new Mojave, this topic would help.
By reasons, you want to remove it. Here is the instruction of how to uninstall NTS-3G.


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Great contributing!


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Step 6: Well, finally here is how to Create a symlink for mount_ntfs

Link NTFS-3G to the system location. In a Terminal prompt:

sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.original

sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs

*i have successfully done upto step 5 but in the last step when i wrote that command it says
in terminal it says :-
-> mv: rename /sbin/mount_ntfs to /sbin/mount_ntfs.original: Operation not permitted
-> ln: /sbin/mount_ntfs: Operation not permitted

note:- i have os x el capitan version 10.11.2 installed in my macbook pro 2015