Look at the following instruction to see how easy to install NTFS-3G, a best free NTFS driver for Mac, in MacOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Maverick,…
Step 1: Launch Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/)
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
brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
Step 4: Install osxfuse
brew cask install osxfuse
Step 5: Install NTFS-3G
brew install homebrew/fuse/ntfs-3g
Latest NTFS-3G can be download from here.
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
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
fsrole will first need to be disabled.)
If the above does not work on your new MacOS Sierra, this topic would help.
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