How to Use NTFS

By Nathan E. Malpass, Last updated: June 17, 2021

Even though you are not available to write, edit or delete files directly on your Mac, you can realize those file instructions with the help of Microsoft NTFS, a useful media tool of a primary file system of Windows. It greatly helpfully and efficiently dedicates to writing copying, moving or implementing other instructions on your files from HDD, SSD or a flash drive formatted under Windows on Mac.

Before you use the NTFS function, you are supposed to install the Osxfuse and NTFS-3G. Please read the following steps and learn about how to install in details.

Tips: If you have had Osxfuse and NTFS-3G, please kindly ignore and skip the following steps to install and directly go to use the NTFS function to help you write, copy or operate other instructions on your files on your Mac.

Step 1. Download Osxfuse

You can directly and easily download Osxfuse through the links below:

Direct download link: 3.8.2/osxfuse-3.8.2.dmg

Official download link:

Open dmg and double click 'FUSE for macOS' in dmg to install Osxfuse. Then, follow the dmg guide to install.

  1. Welcome to the IntroductionOsxfuse Install Introduction
  2. Read the Software License AgreementOsxfuse Install License
  3. Agree on the licenseOsxfuse Install Agree
  4. Installation Type and InstallOsxfuse Install Install
  5. Enter your passwordOsxfuse Install Password
  6. Wait for the installationOsxfuse Install Validating
  7. SuccessOsxfuse Install Success

Step 2. Manual Download Homebrew

  1. Open the Terminal and enter the following code.

You can copy it with the hot key Command + C and then paste it with Command + V.

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Homebrew Install Code

Note: please open the Terminal through the path: Launchpad> Other> Terminal.



  1. Please be patient and wait for the process to Be careful as well. That ‘s because it may appear: ”Press RETURN to continue or any other key to abort”. Then, please press the Enter button on the keyboard and enter your password.

Homebrew Install Password

  1. lf you see“Installation successful” on Terminal, it means that the installation is completely

Homebrew Install Sucessful

To verify installation success:

Copy and paste the code below:

brew --version

If Homebrew 1.8.0(Homebrew x.x.x) occurs, it means it is successfully installed.

Homebrew Install Verification

Step 3. Manual Download NTFS-3G:

  1. Open the Terminal and enter the code below.

brew install ntf-3g

Ntfs 3g Install Code

  1. Wait for the downloading process.

Ntfs 3g Install Process

To verify installation success:

Copy and paste the code below:

Is /usr/local/Cellar/ntfs-3g

If the time shown below is similar to 2017.3.23, then your installation is successful.

Ntfs 3g Verification

Now, you can begin to use the NTFS function.

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Staying home, listening to music, writing tech articles

Many people asked me to repair their mobile phones so I have a lot of experience in mobile phone repair, and I know a lot about Android or Apple phones.

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