I remember long time back I came across some terminal command (something like: defaults write...) to enable ntfs write support on OS X. When I am searching for the command now I can see only either of the below options:

  1. Using 3rd party software like Fuse
  2. Using /etc/fstab

I had enabled ntfs support without any 3rd party software or modifying /etc/fstab. But I don't remamber the command now. It starts something like defaults write.... Can anyone help me on this?

To cross verify my memory, I checked my system and I don't have any 3rd party software for the same installed and do not have anything in /etc/fstab but I am able to write to NTFS.

Currently I am looking for the old command I used so that I configure the same in another mac.

OS Version - Yosemite


In ElCapitan there is no fstab file, and I doubt very much if there is a possibility to write NTFS without a third party driver such as Tuxeira NTFS or Paragon NTFS.

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    The OS X NTFS driver does indeed have write support. The only way I know of to enable it is to use the fstab, which does indeed exist at /etc/fstab, and I don't believe was ever a folder. – William T Froggard Dec 24 '15 at 14:12
  • The etc/fstab file [not folder, as rightly said, may not already exist, but is easy enough to create. – Tetsujin Dec 24 '15 at 14:38
  • The fstab file simple needs to be created. – BloodyEl Jun 5 '16 at 13:47

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