Is there a free app that allows my MacBook Air to read NTFS-formatted USB hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by arrowtree, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. arrowtree macrumors member

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    Is there a free app that allows my MacBook Air to read NTFS-formatted USB hard drive?

    I searched in this forum, but only found threads dating back to 2008. Just wondering if there's anything more current.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gcurtisjr, Dec 4, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013

    gcurtisjr macrumors newbie

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    OS X natively reads NTFS, but it cannot write to it. Aside from Paragon's solution which you probably saw in the 2008 threads, you can try the freeware NTFS Mounter. I haven't used it in a long time and do not know if it still works on recent versions of OS X, however.

    Edit: I also found a driver released by Tuxera (who also sells a "professional" version of the same thing) that allows NTFS read/write on OS X. The last stable release was January of this year.

    Edit x2: Also found this.
     
  3. hallux macrumors 68020

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    By default there is NO APP needed to READ an NTFS drive. If you wish to WRITE to NTFS, Paragon seems to be the most commonly-suggested.
     

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