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    How to Write to NTFS partitions on your Mac (Completely free)
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    How to Write to NTFS partitions on your Mac (Completely free)
    My brother recently got a Macbook Pro and he asked about being able to write to his old external HDD which had most of his data. The drive was formatted in NTFS since he was on Windows. Formatting wasn't an option.
    In my search for a solution, I came across a solution that I liked. But it wasn't obvious or apparent and most links showed to use either a 3rd party paid app OR Homebrew; neither of which appealed to me.

    So I decided to write an article in my blog explaining the steps to make it easier to come by should I need it again for my next Mac.

    How to Write to Windows NTFS Partitions, USBs or External drives on your Mac (Completely Free)

    Hope it helps anyone else looking for a such a solution.

    Enjoy.
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    How to Write to NTFS partitions on your Mac (Completely free)
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    Thanks for posting the link to your blog article.

    Most of us here recommend purchasing the popular app "Paragon NTFS" ($19.95) which is easy to use and transparent.

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    How to Write to NTFS partitions on your Mac (Completely free)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Thanks for posting the link to your blog article.

    Most of us here recommend purchasing the popular app "Paragon NTFS" ($19.95) which is easy to use and transparent.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Paragon was great, but I was looking for a free solution. I knew that FreeBSD users are able to mount and write to NTFS partitions and since MacOS has quite a bit of shared code from the BSDs, I was sure that was something. In all fairness, Paragon uses code from the very same projects that are mentioned in my blog post. The same with Tuxera.

    If looking to use a 3rd party app and not mess around with terminal commands, I have tried Mounty.app
    This is also free and works well.
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