MacOS Sierra NTFS write support? Without knowledge of Linux, I will make it easy in steps to Write to NTFS disks by using a combination of Disk Utility and Terminal command lines in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The following solution must work well on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
Write to NTFS Partitions on Sierra using Disk utility and Terminal
- Firstly, plug the NTFS Driver (USB or external HDD under NTFS format) into your Mac, then use Disk Utility (found in Application/Utilities) to check the “Universal Unique Identifier” ID of the disk.
- From Disk utility penal, right mouse on the targeted NTFS volume –> Select Information
- Copy the “Universal Unique Identifier“
2. Enable Write to NTFS Drive via Terminal
- Open Terminal (Found in Application/Utilities), then enter the following command line
sudo nano /etc/fstab
- Type your administrator password when you are required.
- The Terminal – bash window will come up. Enter the following command line (remember Universal Unique Identifier must be replaced by the code copied from step 1)
UUID=Universal Unique Identifier none ntfs rw
- You may be asked again for the administrator password. After that you can go back to Disk Utility to Unmount then Mount the NTFS disk to see if it is able to read and write to NTFS Disk.
This free solution must work on all versions of Mac OS X.
You can download Yosemite Disk Utility if Disk Utility in Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan is different from the above tutorial.
The above steps need to be repeated all the time a new NTFS Drive is plugged into the Mac.
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