Mounty - Build-in NTFS R/W
What is Mounty
|Mounty is a tiny tool to re-mount write-protected NTFS volumes under Mac OS X 10.9+ in read-write mode. No additional drivers are installed, the app makes use of the build-in mechanisms already provided by Mac OSX Mavericks and above - no strings attached.
This app uses the gnu command
But you can access the directory by pressing
CMD + SHIFT + G in Finder and typing the path
/Volumes. This folder is the mount point for all mounted disks.
Never unplug Windoze media without ejecting. Aside from the possible catastrophic data loss you may experience the volume will be marked as dirty and this native driver does not mount "dirty" volumes in r/w.
Fixing NTFS problems
brew cask install paragon-ntfs
brew cask install tuxera-ntfs
The free full fledge option is an open source driver called ntfs-3g, also available in Homebrew:
brew install ntfs-3g
But these options are if you want to go all the way in, for now Mounty will suffice.
You can download Mounty here: http://enjoygineering.com/mounty/
Alternatively you can install it with Homebrew
brew cask install mounty
You can mount disk in r/w mode without this app, by using the Terminal app.
First list all drives and locate the one you will re-mount.
Unmount the drive (replace X,Y properly):
diskutil unmount /dev/diskXsY
Create a directory where the disk will be mounted, I'll go for the Desktop:
Re-mount the drive in read/write mode:
sudo mount -t ntfs -o rw,auto,nobrowse /dev/diskXsY ~/Desktop/Windoze
To eject the drive you can simply open it and press
CMD + E. Or using the Terminal:
sudo umount ~/Desktop/Windoze