By default, macOS Catalina can open and read the NTFD drives or partitions without problems. We can copy and open the files from it. But, we cannot write to the NTFS drives or partitions. Well, it is sad but true. We need to install third-party software in order to write to the NTFS partitions. But don’t worry, it is very easy and there is a bunch of software that capable and available for free. Here is some recommended software to enable the write access to NTFS drives on macOS.
iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a menu-bar utility that can be installed on Mac running OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.15. The software will automatically mount Windows NTFS-formatted external disks and Windows BOOTCAMP partition in read-write mode. Users will have full read and write access to NTFS drives on Mac to view, edit, delete, rename, and convert the Windows files.
- Repair NTFS drives
- Format NTFS drives
- Mount/unmount NTFS drives
- Format non-NTFS drives to NTFS
- Supported devices: external hard drives (HDD and SSD), SD cards, USB flash drives, etc.
- Easy installation and clean interface.
Mounty for NTFS is a tiny software that is designed to give macOS access to the NTFS drives in read-write mode. It is available for free and also it is very easy to use. Mounty for NTFS is my favourite NTFS tool so far. It’s supports macOS Catalina 10.15.4.
Mounty app will automatically detects your NTFS drives or partitions. If there is a new NTFS device connected, this program will give us a notification. We can then remount the drive in read-write mode.
Hasleo NTFS for Mac is pretty similar to the Mounty App. This program will put an icon in the upper taskbar. You can easily mount, open or eject the NTFS drive from there. Hasleo NTFS will automatically detects any NTFS drives or partitions connected to your Mac. You can also set the program to run at login.
- Full read-write access to NTFS drives in macOS
- Supports macOS Catalina 10.15.4
- Supported devices: hard drives, SSD, USB drives, External hard disk
If you need a more complete solution to manage your NTFS drives on Mac, you may want to consider this Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Paragon Software. This tool comes with many features, professional and powerful.
This tool can be used to erase and format your NTFS hard drive as well. As I mentioned before, this software is not free. You can download the trial version or you can also purchase the Microsoft NTFS by Paragon Software full version from this link below.
There are still many NTFS tools out there but I think these three are good options for you. Thanks for reading this article and see you next time.