iBoysoft NTFS For Mac Review

Posted on Nov 8 2019 - 8:11am by Editorial Staff

iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is a small utility for Mac users to manage Microsoft NTFS-formatted drives on Mac desktops and laptops. Especially it is an NTFS for Mac utility for macOS Catalina, the latest macOS released in October 2019. It is a handy application to mount/unmount/read/write to/eject/repair/erase NTFS disks on Mac. Additionally, if needed, users can erase FAT, FAT32, exFAT, HFS, and HFS+ to NTFS on Mac.

Mac operating system can mount and read NTFS-formatted volumes but can’t write to them by default. How to manage NTFS volumes or drives on Mac computers always troubles a lot of Mac users who own NTFS disks or have Windows BOOTCAMP partition on Mac.

That is where iBoysoft NTFS for Mac comes for help. In the review, you will learn how this NTFS for Mac application can help you manage the NTFS-formatted volumes in details.

How to Manage NTFS disks on Mac with iBoysoft NTFS for Mac

Mount NTFS-formatted disks in read-write mode

By default, this software will mount NTFS disks and BOOTCAMP partition in read-write mode automatically. You can open the mounted NTFS volumes either through the buttons in the software or through desktop icon. You will see all the saved files which used to be read-only or locked now are writable and editable. It means you gain the full read-write access to NTFS disks as well as the BOOTCAMP partition. It is very helpful because there is no need to convert or reformat NTFS disks at all.

Repair corrupted NTFS file system

As you know, corrupted file system will result in a corrupted and unreadable disk on Mac. However, Apple’s First Aid can’t help to fix NTFS file system errors. Instead, this software has a useful built-in feature called “Check disk” which performs checking and repairing corrupted NTFS file system. With this feature, you won’t have to move to a Windows platform to perform chkdsk command to repair the NTFS disks. For seriously corrupted disks due to damaged partition table, virus infection, bad sectors and other reasons, this feature might not work though. But it makes sense because, generally speaking, reformatting is the most effective way to repair severely corrupted disks.

Erase NTFS disks

You can erase NTFS disks in Disk Utility on Mac and assign the disk a new file system. However, you won’t be able to reformat the disk to NTFS on Mac. If you want to keep the disk NTFS-formatted but get rid of all data on it, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac has an “Erase NTFS” button in its Disk Management to help you to do so. By clicking the button, the software will erase all data on the selected NTFS disk but keep its NTFS format.

Eject a single NTFS disk or in a batch

Even though you can eject NTFS volumes or disks in Disk Utility, you can’t eject them all at once. It is inconvenient if you have multiple NTFS volumes connected to Mac. This software provides a shortcut on its drop-down interface with an “Eject all” option. It is helpful and handy when you finish working on those NTFS disks and want to exist them altogether.

Erase other file systems to NTFS on Mac

Since you can read and write to disks formatted with FAT, FAT32, exFAT, HFS and HFS+ on Mac without any hassle, why would you need such a feature? NTFS file system is popular among users who own external hard drives with large capacity and need to work on large files, because NTFS is very stable and reliable for large capacity and large files. If you have hard drives with over 256GB or often work on files larger than 4MB, reformatting the disks to NTFS can be a good idea. You can go to Disk Management window, and select a disk and click on “Erase to NTFS” button.

Verdict

If you are in need of an NTFS disks manager, iBoysoft NTFS for Mac is the right one for you. It will save you a lot of time of backing up data and reformatting the NTFS disks to solve the incompatibility issue. Free download the software today and leave us your comment below.

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