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How to Format Flash Drive to NTFS on Mac


Feb 16, 2023 | Home > NTFS for Mac

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Can I Format A Flash Drive to NTFS?

The answer to the question is Yes, it is possible to format a flash drive to NTFS on any mac operating system. You can also read and write NTFS drives on any mac. The latest mac processor and operating system are also able to format different flash drives to NTFS. One can use the Mac operating system to format any USB flash drive with the NTFS file system. NTFS is a file format that is mostly used in Windows operating systems.

If you switch from a Windows operating system to a Mac operating system, you will surely face some issues. However, it can be resolved easily, and here we will be talking about it in detail. It is essential to remember that, to change the format flash drive to NTFS on Mac to use it on a Windows operating system, NTFS driver on the Mac will be required.

How Do I Reformat A USB Drive to NTFS on Mac

All Mac operating systems support a wide variety of file systems. If you use both Windows and Mac operating systems simultaneously, try formatting all the flash drives to exFAT format. If one's already has drives running on NTFS, then he/she can easily format it on Mac. In order to format a USB flash drive on Mac operating system, just follow some simple steps mentioned here. Here we will be talking about formatting the USB drive to NTFS with the help of the Disk Utility application.

Step 1. The first thing to do before formatting the flash drive is to check what format it is in. For that, you need to open the Finder application and look for the external flash drive on the left-hand side of the window. Right-click on the flash drive and select Get info.

Get info

Step 2. This will open up all the information about the flash drive, and you will get to see the information that is needed under Format.

Flash drive info

Step 3. Once you know the format of the drive, simply go ahead and close the application. Go to Finder and select Application in the sidebar, and open Utilities by searching disk utility.

Disk utility

Step 4. All the drives which are connected to the Mac operating system will appear in the application under the external option.

Disk Utility

Step 5. Click on the erase button, which is on the top of the application. Make sure to select the drive before clicking on the button. You will have to give the name of the drive before going through the erase option. Make sure to change the format of the drive to NTFS before Erasing the drive.

change the format of the drive

Step 6. As you click on the erase button, all the data will be deleted, and a completed message will be shown.

erase all data

Can Mac Write to NTFS Formatted Drive

Yes, Mac operating systems can write to NTFS Formatted Drive with the help of applications like Disk Utility. Disk Utility comes preinstalled in the Mac operating system and is quite effective for disk formatting. If you are looking to access flash drives with different formats, then you can always try EaseUS. It is quite a reliable and helpful application for users who switch between Windows and Mac operating systems.

How to Write to NTFS Drive with EaseUS NTFS for Mac

EaseUS NTFS for Mac is a third-party application that helps mount and unmount your Windows NTFS flash drives from the Mac status bar. EaseUS NTFS for Mac is fully compatible with the M1-based mac devices, and it gives users read-write access to NTFS drives in the mac operating system.

The EaseUS application will help users access all the documents available on different Macs without having to format them every time. It is available in Mac's status bar, which is why you will be able to use it with more convenience. You will get full read and write access to NTFS drives with the help of EaseUS NTFS for Mac. All the latest laptops which run on Apple Silicon M1 support the EaseUS NTFS for Mac. It is available for free for the first 7 days as a trial, and users will have to pay for the app to keep using EaseUS. Make sure to always safely eject external hard drives when using a Mac operating system to prevent any kind of data loss.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS NTFS for Mac and click "I already have a license" to activate it.

Main screen of NTFS for Mac

Step 2. Connect your NTFS drive to Mac, EaseUS NTFS for Mac will automatically detect and display the device. Click "Open" to open it on Mac.

Open NTFS drive on Mac

Step 3. Click "OK" to allow NTFS for Mac to access and open NTFS drive on Mac computer.

Main screen of NTFS for Mac

Step 4. Now, you can view and check saved files in the NTFS drive on Mac.

Main screen of NTFS for Mac


The formatting problem of NTFS drives has been going around for a long time, and it is faced by all users who use Windows operating system and macOS simultaneously. If you are using both operating systems at home and work, make sure to have EaseUS NTFS for Mac on the laptop. The application supports all the Mac operating systems, and it also helps users access NTFS, HFS+, APFS, FAT, and exFAT files. It also supports all kinds of devices from hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, and thunderbolt drives. Make sure to free 100 MB of space before getting the EaseUS NTFS for Mac on your system.