Tip to write to NTFS Drive under MacOS Mojave

Tip to write to NTFS Drive under MacOS Mojave


Once again in the new MacOS Mojave, Apple still prevents users from accessing data from Windows volumes. How to read, write, copy, modify and remove files on NTFS-formatted drives (USB or External HDD) at normal without using any paid-third party apps? The following tutorial would help.

Just take the following steps.

  • Step 1: Determine the drive (USB or External HDD) name.
    Just plugin the drive into the Mac, you then will see vert clearly the drive name on the left-side from the Finder window. In my case, the drive name is “SANDISK”.
  • Step 2: Execute the following command lines
    +, Launch Terminal (Found in Applications/Utilities), then enter the following command line to call the “ fstab file
sudo nano /etc/fstab

+, The fstab file then will be called in blank by default, you now add the following line into it:

LABEL=NAME none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse

Very important! The NAME must be replaced by your Drive Name, which is determined in the Step 1.

If the Drive Name contains spaces, you must used /040 to separate spaces. For example, if your Drive Name is “Tommy Data”, the added line must be “LABEL=Tommy/040Data none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse”
+, After that, Press exactly Ctrl + O to save and Ctrl + X to end the Terminal, and then the Full read-write access is granted to this Particular Drive.

Write to NTFS Volumes on Mac by using third Paid Party Softwares
For education purpose, we share the latest NTFS For Mac 15, a professional NTFS Driver from Paragon Software.

You should pay for the license for a ton of effort of Paragon Software, otherwise, we share below the Full version, 100%, Free, and Safe. The app was tested on my New MacOS Mojave before publishing. You could try and enjoy this commercial NTFS Driver in full functions before decide to purchase the software.

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