I have a hard disk which is in NTFS. I want to make it writable without formatting.

I have gone through some solution for it but its working in previous version not in el captian.

I tried this link but when doing this step

sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.original 
sudo ln -s /usr/local/sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs

its says its not permitted.


2 Answers 2


It is writeable when you use a ntfs driver: it is not the disk but the OSX that you should "help". There are several: the most experienced (in my opinion) are Tuxeira NTFS (opensource) and Paragon NTFS. Lately Tuxeira is the fastest update when the OSX is updated/upgraded.


I recommend you to use 3rd party softwares for this job like Paragon NTFS, Tuxeria NTFS.

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