New Technology File System (NTFS) is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft. It has been the primary file system on Windows platform since 1998. It has been optimized with excellent security, fast read-write speed, reliable support for large files and disk capacity, and other nice features. Therefore, NTFS file system is popular among users and many disks come with NTFS in the market.
However, without knowing that NTFS is not fully compatible with macOS yet, common users like me come across the same trouble – can’t write to Microsoft NTFS-formatted drives on Mac.
If my NTFS drive was empty, I would not hesitate to reformat the drive to make it writable on Mac. I could finish the process easily in the Disk Utility by using “Erase” button. However, I had tons of important data stored on the NTFS disk, using an NTFS for Mac tool to manage the NTFS disks on Mac without reformatting is a better option for me.
Among all NTFS for Mac utilities, I picked iBoysoft Drive Manager, because it is far more than an NTFS driver with a few other practical and useful functions. Take a look at what I have gained by using this software, and you probably will need to install one on your Mac as well.
About iBoysoft Drive Manager
iBoysoft Drive Manager is developed by iBoysoft, a company which specializing in data recovery and disk management solutions for Windows and macOS. It is a disk management tool for Mac users to manage NTFS-formatted volumes, removable drives, and network drives.
Enable NTFS write support on Mac
The files on NTFS-formatted volumes can be viewed and copied and pasted to another location on Mac, but they cannot be edited, renamed, or deleted on Mac. Moreover, new files cannot be created nor saved onto the NTFS-formatted drives on Mac. The incompatibility between NTFS and macOS results in great inconvenience. iBoysoft Drive Manager can bridge the gap. After it is launched and my NTFS volumes are detected, it mounts the NTFS volumes in read-write mode automatically. I am able to write to NTFS volumes freely as I normally do with Mac-friendly file systems.
Manage USB flash drives, SD cards, external hard drives and more with one tool
USB flash drives, memory cards, external hard drives and other external disks work as independent storage media. However, many times I needed to transfer files between them or modify files on different portable drives. Honestly, it was very annoying to see them scattered on my messy desktop and eject them one by one after work was done. With iBoysoft Drive Manager, all drives and volumes connected to the Mac are listed in its interface. They can be opened, mounted, and unmounted with one single click. Additionally, after I finish working with them, I can unmount them altogether by clicking the “Unmount All External Devices”.
Map network drives as local drives for easier access
Do you use network drives to free up your Mac’s hard drive storage capacity? I do. Currently I am using three network drives to store my work files and my personal files. iBoysoft Drive Manager allows me to add them in its drive lists and map them as local drives. Once I input the server address, usernames, and password for each of them, the software will automatically connect the network drives for me every time I turn on my computer.
This is exactly what I expect a third-party tool can do for me. iBoysoft Drive Manager has saved me a lot of time to back up my files, reformat the NTFS volumes and then restore all files back to the disks. Furthermore, the software offers convenient search functions. I can find a volume by typing part of its name in the search box in the drop-down interface. In its drive list window, I typed in a specific file or file type in the search box and the software quickly listed all found files in all attached drives. That is a huge plus because I don’t have to look for the files when I am not sure which drive they are on.
iBoysoft Drive Manager is a handy tool for Mac. It is easy to install and use. If you are in need of a tool to manage external and network drives with NTFS write support on Mac, don’t miss it.