MacOS Windows bridge

I had couple of Windows based USB drives (NTFS format). When I got my mac, I wanted to use those for transferring files between Mac and Windows using USB. By default, Mac will allow to read contents from NTFS based drives but it won’t allow to write to it. Came across couple of websites to do that. But there is a way to enable this ‘beta’ / non-GA method to write into such NTFS drives.

In terminal windows, type the following command.

sudo nano /etc/fstab

Add the following line after getting the drive name and save it (^o then <enter> then ^x). You can add more lines – one per drive.

LABEL=<replace drive NAME> none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse

Note: If drive name has space in between, replace space with \040   For instance, if the label is “USB DISK”, the Name to enter in fstab file will be: “USB\040DISK”.


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