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But, this solution is slower relatively. And the automatically mounting NTFS partitions in read-write mode can be a security risk for your Mac computer. Usually, it is disabled by default and needs some messing around in the Mac terminal to enable it. For example, it had corrupted data before. Here, we recommend using the paid third-party tools since they are easy-to-use and can do good work for you. Click to tweet. It offers a day free trial. If you want to use it all the time, you need to pay for it. Additionally, it can mount partitions automatically and safely.

More importantly, it can code with the potential corruption. Thus, your Mac is in danger when using this driver. However, you can use it to manually mount NTFS partitions in read-write mode if you never mind using the Terminal. This will be safer, but you need to do more work.

You can go to google the steps and see how complex they are. It is just for educational purposes, and it is available on Mac OS Perhaps, it will be unstable forever. Then, the drive can be used on both Mac and PC. There should be some important data on the drive. If you are a personal user, you can try its Professional Edition. Buy Now. Download this software to your computer.

Then, you can open the software and input the license key to the pop-out window to get its Professional Edition.

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If there is more than one NTFS partition, convert all of them one by one. By this way, you can easily format an external hard drive for Mac and PC without losing any data. Then, you can share external hard drive between Mac and PC. You can choose to copy and paste those files to other external devices or internal hard disk of Windows, but it will cost much time.

Instead, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to create a copy for your external drive, which is faster. Now you can rename the shortcut to the actual name of the partition on your external drive, for your convenience. If you eject the external drive now, it will be unmounted from your system, but the alias you created will remain. Just connect your external drive via Windows on Parallels Desktop again, and you can access its files using the alias.

Hence you can remove write protection of a NTFS formatted drive in Mac OS and copy items from your Mac to the external drive using the above mentioned alternatives. The paid alternatives also offer a trial period so you can try each one of them sufficiently.

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