How to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13?

Posted by Juno to NTFS for Mac on November 27th, 2017

I can't copy files from the MacBook into my external hard drive. In the "Get Info" section, it says read-only and the format is Windows NT Filesystem. However, the hard drive has just been bought recently. I had the same problem with our previous hard drive. What can I do in order to copy and paste files from the MacBook into the hard drive?

At most of the time, external hard drives are both readable and writable when we use them on Mac. So we can copy, paste, edit and delete files on those drives smoothly. But there are times when we plug an external hard drive to Mac and find it is read-only. Under that condition, the read-only drive is very possible that has a NTFS file system. (We can go to the "Get Info" section to have a check.)

We can neither copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13, nor do any other operation that need write access, like editing, pasting, deletion. But in our daily use, it is frequently needed to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive or write to it. The easiest way that enables to write to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13 is find a NTFS for macOS High Sierra 10.13 software.

Copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13 with NTFS for macOS High Sierra 10.13

iBoysoft Drive Manager is a handy Mac tool that can help us copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13, write to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13.

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Aside from writing to read-only NTFS hard drive on Mac, iBoysoft Drive Manager is also a wonderful tool to manage external drives and network drives. It offers a menu bar from which we can mount, unmount and remount network drives and external drives with a single click. It automatically records the information of network drive at the first time we connect it to Mac, so network drive only need to be set up once and later can be directly mounted without bothering to input information again and again.

copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13

Tutorial to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on macOS High Sierra 10.13 with iBoysoft Drive Manager

Step 1: Free download and install iBoysoft Drive Manager on Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Drive Manager and connect NTFS drive to Mac.

Step 3: Copy files to read-only NTFS drive after getting notified that the NTFS drive is mounted successfully.

For NTFS for macOS 10.12, please refer to NTFS for macOS 10.12 Sierra to read/write NTFS drive on Mac.

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