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Mount a Windows NTFS Volume in macOS with write access

By default, macOS can read NTFS volumes out of the box. Simply attach the drive and the volume appears on the Desktop and/or in MyComputer. But it is read-only. For some reason, write access to NTFS volumes is disabled on the Mac. For enabling write access, we need to enter the Terminal.

  1. Connect the NTFS volume, and not down its name - here it is called NTData.
  2. Open the Terminal and edit the file system table as super user:
       sudo nano /etc/fstab
  3. Add the following line to the table:
       LABEL=NTData none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse
  4. Save the changes with <ctrl>-o and leave nano with <ctrl>-x
  5. Eject the NTFS volume, disconnect and the reconnect it again.
  6. The volume would be mounted on /Volumes/NTData and can be opened for browsing in the Finder via its ‚Go to Folder ...‘ menu item. Anyway by this way we gain write access to our NTFS data.

Copyright © Dr. Rolf Jansen - 2021-09-11 10:25:58