New Release: Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2018 with macOS Mojave support

We are excited to announce a brand-new release of Tuxera NTFS for Mac with macOS Mojave support!

Edit your files on Windows NTFS drives in macOS Mojave

Tuxera NTFS for Mac is a file system driver giving you access and full read/write capability to Windows NTFS-formatted drives on your Mac. Our latest version supports macOS 10.14 Mojave and is also backwards compatible all the way to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. With Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2018, you can seamlessly use your drive between your Mac and Windows computers.

We always suggest using the latest version of our software to get the performance upgrades and new features. However, if you're using the older version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2018 with High Sierra support, you do not need to update our software when you upgrade to Mojave at this time.

But if you're still using Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2016 or an earlier release, you'll want to update to our latest version. For existing customers, upgrading from the previous version to this new one is free. To update, simply go to System Preferences -> Tuxera NTFS For Mac -> Updates tab on your Mac (for Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 and above). Or you can always get the latest version directly from our website.

New to Mac?

If you have just switched from Windows to Mac, you might be having trouble copying files to hard drives used on Windows. This is because out of the box, Apple's Macs only come with support for reading NTFS drives, the popular file system used in Windows. With Tuxera NTFS for 2018, you can read and write files to your NTFS-formatted USB drives, and use those drives on both your Mac and Windows computers.

If you don't have a license yet, you can buy one from our website. To test out Tuxera NTFS for Mac before purchase, you can download a 15-day trial from our website. Here are some helpful videos and links to get you started:

https://youtu.be/uv6NTED593Y

Tuxera NTFS for Mac FAQ

Formatting an NTFS drive using a Mac

How to format drives in NTFS on a Mac — in 3 easy steps


Get Tuxera NTFS for Mac with Mojave support here:

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New release: Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2018 with High Sierra support

Great news for Tuxera NTFS for Mac fans! We've got a brand-new version ready to download with macOS High Sierra support– Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2018.

Read and write to Windows NTFS drives on macOS High Sierra

As with previous versions, Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2018 brings full read and write compatibility with Windows NTFS-formatted drives to your Mac. Our latest version supports macOS High Sierra and Sierra, OS X El Capitan, and all previous OS X versions from 10.4 (Tiger) onward.

Regardless of your operating system version, we recommend upgrading Tuxera NTFS for Mac for all the latest features and improvements.

If you’re running High Sierra, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to the latest version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac. In an earlier post, we discussed an issue with High Sierra blocking the 2016 release of Tuxera NTFS for Mac. With the launch of High Sierra, Apple introduced a requirement that users must manually approve any software that loads new kernel extensions. The NTFS for Mac 2018 installer now easily guides you through this process.

What’s a kernel extension?

In plain English, the kernel is a program running at the core of macOS. The kernel has complete control over everything inside the Mac. A “kernel extension” is code that would help expand the kernel’s capabilities. In the case of Tuxera NTFS for Mac, our kernel extension expands the capability of your Mac to write, delete, and move files on Windows NTFS-formatted drives.

New to Mac?

If you’ve just switched from Windows to Mac, you might be having trouble copying, editing, or deleting files stored on USB sticks or external hard drives you used to use with your Windows PC. That’s because out of the box, Apple’s operating system, macOS, only allows you to read files stored on drives formatted with NTFS, the file system used with Windows PCs. With NTFS for Mac 2018, you can access, edit, store, and transfer files between PCs and Macs hassle-free.

If you don’t have a license for Tuxera NTFS for Mac, it’s a convenient, one-time purchase valid for the entire lifetime of the software! Visit our product page to buy the software or download and try it free for 15 days. We even have some helpful links to get you started:

Tuxera NTFS for Mac FAQ

Formatting an NTFS drive using a Mac

How to format drives in NTFS on a Mac — in 3 easy steps

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, our support team is happy to help. Get in touch at macsupport@tuxera.com.


Get the latest version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac here:

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How to format drives in NTFS on a Mac—in 3 easy steps

Sharing data between a Mac running macOS or OS X and PCs running Windows may not be that straightforward. By default, Macs can only read files from Windows-formatted external hard drives, but not write to them. This prevents you from saving, editing, copying, or deleting anything stored on your drives using your Mac. The reason behind this? The file system used by Macs (HFS+) is different than the file system used in Windows (NTFS).

How to read NTFS files on a Mac

There's a real easy solution for this, however: your Mac just needs a driver. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is a full read-write NTFS driver that enables your Mac to read and write NTFS-formatted drives. It also comes with Tuxera Disk Manager, a companion app that lets you format, check, and repair NTFS drives. Tuxera Disk Manager lets you fully manage your hard drive and stored data regardless of the operating system.

Formatting drives with Tuxera Disk Manager

You may find that you first need to format the external drive so it can be used with both your Mac and your PC. Formatting is the process of preparing a drive for use by an operating system. For reference, we explain in more detail what formatting is and why you need it here: http://www.tuxera.com/formatting-an-ntfs-drive-using-a-mac/

Here’s how you format a drive using Tuxera Disk Manager:

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About Tuxera NTFS for Mac

Tuxera NTFS for Mac and Tuxera Disk Manager work in the latest macOS and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It's backwards compatible and runs on all OS X versions starting from Tiger. Personal licensing allows you to install Tuxera NTFS for Mac on all your home computers with a single license.

Get Tuxera NTFS for Mac with Tuxera Disk Manager to get started:

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Formatting an NTFS drive using a Mac

Did you know that Tuxera NTFS for Mac also comes with Tuxera Disk Manager? With Tuxera Disk Manager, you can format an external drive or USB stick to work with Windows PCs.

What is formatting?

Simply put, formatting is the process of preparing a drive for use by an operating system. As an example, say you want to get super-organized with your sock drawer. To do that, you would first empty the drawer of all your mixed socks. Then, you'd place a drawer divider into the drawer. The drawer divider creates several small compartments inside the drawer, each meant for storing one pair of socks. With your sock organizing system in place, you're set up to start filling each compartment with pairs.

Tuxera – how to format an NTFS drive on Mac Sierra

Formatting a drive is a bit like organizing a sock drawer. Image credit: osseous (own work) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Flickr.

This is similar to how formatting works. First the drive is cleared of any data that may be stored on it. Then it's set up and organized for storing data in a way that's possible for the computer's operating system to understand. And finally, you can start adding files onto it.

Be aware that if you do format a drive, everything on it is deleted in the process. So if you have anything important stored on the drive, make sure you back it up before you format.

Tuxera Disk Manager – a must-have for El Capitan

We originally developed Tuxera Disk Manager for the OS X El Capitan release. At that time, Apple's Disk utility – which is normally used for formatting drives – did not support the NTFS format. If you aren't able to upgrade from El Capitan, you need to use Tuxera Disk Manager to format NTFS drives.

Apple Disk Utility vs. Tuxera Disk Manager

In Sierra, support for NTFS drivers returned to Apple’s Disk Utility. That means on the latest Macs, you can use Apple’s Disk Utility or Tuxera Disk Manager to format your drive. Whichever way you choose, you'll still need to install Tuxera NTFS for Mac to format your drive.

Want to learn how it's done? Watch our video on how to format an NTFS drive using Tuxera Disk Manager:

https://youtu.be/tMxsokC8XUQ?t=2m5s

And if you don't have it yet, get Tuxera NTFS for Mac here:

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Tuxera NTFS for Mac now supports macOS Sierra

With the much-awaited launch of macOS Sierra, we’re pleased to announce that Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2016 is now available! Macworld has a great overview of the new features in Sierra, so be sure to check them out if you’re not quite up to speed. For us, two interesting improvements stand out. One is Sierra’s new Optimized Storage. This new feature frees up storage space on your Mac by automatically moving rarely used files to iCloud. This of course requires you to buy a subscription for iCloud storage if you need more than the free 5 GB of space you get.

Another new development is Apple File System (APFS), which starting in 2017, will replace the decades-old HFS+. APFS is scalable from Apple Watches to Mac Pros, and should bring better interoperability between all Apple products. It’s also more secure and reliable than HFS+. Although APFS won’t ship in Apple devices until next year, we’re keeping an eye on all the latest developments. 

Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2016 brings support for Windows drives to macOS Sierra

As with previous versions, Tuxera NTFS for Mac brings full read-write compatibility with Windows NTFS-formatted drives to your Mac. Our software makes it possible for you to access, edit, store, and transfer files hassle-free. It supports macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan, and all previous OS X versions from 10.4 (Tiger) onward. If you aren’t upgrading to macOS Sierra, we still recommend upgrading Tuxera NTFS for Mac for all the latest features and improvements.

If you don't have a license for Tuxera NTFS for Mac, it’s a convenient, one-time purchase valid for the entire lifetime of the software! Visit our product page to buy the software or download and try it free for 15 days. If you have any questions or feedback, our support team is happy to help. Get in touch at macsupport@tuxera.com.

Thanks for your valued feedback

Back in June, we launched a release candidate for Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2016. We’d like to extend our thanks to those of you who downloaded the RC version and sent us feedback. With your comments and suggestions, we’ve been working on improvements for today’s release. For a summary of all major changes and improvements to our NTFS driver for Mac, visit the release history page.

Get the latest version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac here:

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Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2016 RC - macOS Sierra and NTFS drives

After our visit to Apple's WWDC last week we couldn't wait but get our hands in the new macOS Sierra and start working on a release candidate of our driver Tuxera NTFS for Mac for all those developers and users who depend on our software to ensure the compatibility of their storage between Mac and Windows machines. This release candidate is available for download directly from us: https://www.tuxera.com/mac/tuxerantfs_2016-RC.dmg.

And in case you missed it, here is a piece of news that Mac users were hoping for in the release of macOS Sierra: you can use Apple's integrated Disk Utility to format NTFS volumes again. Tuxera NTFS for Mac still ships with Tuxera Disk Manager which helps you format and repair your NTFS drives in macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan, and previous versions of OS X. In the release history page you will find a summary listing all the major changes and improvements to our NTFS driver for Mac.

As with every developer preview and beta versions released by Apple, macOS Sierra is as new to you as it is to us. We'll be listening to your feedback and suggestions for improvements and keep working towards our final release. If you are a new customer, you can visit our product page https://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac to purchase the software or to download it and try it out for 15 days. If you have any questions, contact our support team at macsupport@tuxera.com.

UPDATE! Get the full version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2016 with support for macOS Sierra here:

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Release: Tuxera NTFS for Mac and Tuxera Disk Manager version 2015.3

On March 1st we released a new stable version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac and its companion app Tuxera Disk Manager. By default OS X can only read files from Windows-formatted hard drives leaving the users unable to edit, copy or delete anything. Tuxera NTFS for Mac is a full read-write NTFS driver that enables your Mac to read and write NTFS-formatted drives. Tuxera Disk Manager is a companion application that lets you format, check and repair NTFS drives, thus overcoming the limitations caused by the System Integrity Protection (SIP) feature introduced in El Capitan. Tuxera NTFS for Mac and Tuxera Disk Manager work in the latest OS X - El Capitan - and are backwards compatible and run on all OS X versions starting from Tiger.

The new update (version 2015.3) is now available for download on our dedicated product page for Tuxera NTFS for Mac, or through the Updates tab in System Preferences > Tuxera NTFS for Mac if you are an existing customer. In the Release History page you will find a summary listing all the major changes and improvements to the driver:

http://www.tuxera.com/products/release-history/

Visit our product page https://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac to purchase the software or to download it and try it out for 15 days.

Many thanks to our developers, and to our users who sent us bug reports and suggestions for improvements!


Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 Ships with a New App to Format, Check and Repair NTFS Drives on OS X El Capitan

Helsinki, Finland – November 9th 2015 – Tuxera Inc., market leader in file systems, network storage and streaming technologies, has released Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 software fully compatible with the latest OS X El Capitan. The new version ships now with Tuxera Disk Manager application for easy NTFS formatting and NTFS volume check and repair.

The new System Integrity Protection (SIP) feature in El Capitan prevents the use of third-party software inside Apple’s Disk Utility meaning that formatting, checking and repairing NTFS drives must be handled through a separate application. Tuxera Disk Manager ensures that these tools are easy to use and always a click away.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 allows you to access, edit, transfer, store and delete files from your NTFS drives on the latest Apple operating system. It is backward compatible and runs on all OS X versions starting from Leopard. Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 delivers the fastest NTFS file transfer speeds while protecting your data with a smart caching layer.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 offers automatic updates simplifying the process to download the latest software. It is enough to click on the "Updates" tab in Tuxera preference pane in System Preferences to see the status of the program and install its most recent version.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2015 including Tuxera Disk Manager is available for immediate download on Tuxera website. New users can try the software for free for 15 days. For questions and comments please contact Tuxera support team.

For more information please contact:

Karolina Mosiadz, Marketing and Communications Manager, press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera: Tuxera is the leading provider of digital storage, network technology and file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be accessed across mobiles, tablets, home entertainment, consumer, industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera’s industry-standard file system solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of millions installations. Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable compatibility and helps to set high standard in performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.