Paragon NTFS for Mac

Paragon NTFS for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11
File Size:
10MB
Date Added:
December 06, 2013
Price:
Free to try (10-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
178,378
Downloads Last Week:
503
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Paragon NTFS for Mac makes the transfer of files between Windows and OS X much easier, proving to be especially useful if you're switching from a PC to a Mac. It's an automated and easy-to-use application.

Pros

Easy to use: Once installed, Paragon NTFS appears as part of your computer's System Preferences and automatically begins to work without your having to enter any commands or run any special conversion processes. If you have the application installed on your Mac and you plug in a Windows-formatted USB device, you will have instant access to read and write its files.

Detailed user manual: Although it performs most of its operations automatically, it does come with a very detailed and informative user manual that describes the installation process and the types of files that this program can handle.

Cons

Short trial period: You can try this software for free for only ten days. If you have just switched from a PC to a Mac, you will have plenty of time to transfer all your files over in one go. However, if you regularly need to share files between computers running Windows and OS X, you will have to consider purchasing a license for $19.95.

Bottom Line

Paragon NTFS offers a necessary service for people who need to transfer files between PC-formatted drives and Macs. The straightforward installation and good transfer performance make this program accessible and reliable. Although the free-trial period is short, it does give you a glimpse of the application's abilities, so you can decide for yourself if it's worth the full purchase price.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Paragon NTFS for Mac 11

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked like a charm! So easy!"

    September 06, 2013   |   By Jules9933

    Version: Paragon NTFS 10

    Pros

    Super easy installation. Just install and your NTFS drives are read/write and you can transfer everything over to your Mac or any external device formatted for Mac with no trouble at all. I was so nervous before doing this but it totally saved me and is way worth it if you are either switching from PC to Mac, or working back and forth between the two platforms.

    Cons

    None that I can come up with yet!

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  • 1 stars

    "Destroyed my file!"

    June 22, 2013   |   By davidsdasdfasdf

    Version: Paragon NTFS 10

    Pros

    NONE, it doesn't work

    Cons

    Keep away, this is dangerous.. I lost a 4GB file.. it said it cannot copy it because file is already there and when I tried again, it just disappeared.. it's not in the trash.. Also I cannot access .Trashes folder on my MAC. Permission denied. CRAP software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked for me"

    January 27, 2013   |   By glaecia

    Version: Paragon NTFS 10

    Pros

    I know NOTHING about computers but this was easy to figure out. Just downloaded it, re-booted and voila! Now I can backup files from my Mac to an external hard drive previously formatted for PC

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Good stuff.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great but are better"

    August 10, 2012   |   By 3benjamin

    Version: Paragon NTFS 9.5

    Pros

    Works great but are better

    Cons

    Works great but are better

    Summary

    Works great but are better

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  • 4 stars

    "Works great!"

    August 01, 2012   |   By cybergrace

    Version: Paragon NTFS 9.5

    Pros

    I can write & read PC-formatted flash & external drives! A lot of Mac folks format their flash and external drives as FAT32, they think this format is good because it is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS platforms. True... but, the maximum file size is only 4GB. That means you can't share many software installer files, movies and other large files. But, the Mac OS doesn't support writing to Windows-formatted NTFS volumes, what to do? Install third-party software so you can write and read NTFS (Windows) formatted flash drives and external disks with your Windows friends.

    Cons

    Why in the world doesn't Apple put the ability to read NTFS-formated external drives in the Operating System?! Why should we have to pay to use third party software?! The install instructions could be a bit easy for newbies.

    Summary

    I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.6.8, and was going crazy trying to share an external hard drive with a Windows friend. I tried Tuxera and I couldn't install it. This Paragon program works, woo hoo! Apple should buy this program and put it in the Apple OS!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works on my late 2011 MacBook Pro."

    July 09, 2012   |   By mk553

    Version: Paragon NTFS 9.5

    Pros

    Reads/writes to my second hard drive (Optibay) which has a NTFS partition for Windows user files.

    Cons

    Because I have my Mac user files located on a different drive, the program constantly popped up its System Preferences window after boot, but found a fix for it from Paragon on their discussion forms (involves removing a plist file).

    Summary

    I've used this for about 6 months with no troubles. Not sure why it's giving other reviewer's problems. Perhaps I got lucky with some incremental update? Worth a try, I would say. Easier to use than MacPorts.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't buy or even try it."

    January 07, 2012   |   By nilct

    Version: Paragon NTFS 9.5

    Pros

    None. It not only doesn't work, it gave you headache.

    Cons

    I installed it to my Macbook with os x 10.6.8. It made my drive disappear therefore I couldn't even read it. Tried to uninstall it but the uninstaller in the icon doesn't work. It took me a while to locate the file to uninstall it. I can read my drive after uninstall the program. I had the same experience as the other comment. Stay away.

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  • 1 stars

    "Try before you buy"

    December 20, 2011   |   By SakiDreams

    Version: Paragon NTFS 9.5

    Pros

    I'm not sure yet.

    Cons

    NTFS drives won't mount with this program running.

    Summary

    Before I installed this program I could at least read NTFS drives. With this programming running NTFS drives won't even mount. :(

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  • 4 stars

    "Works Great"

    April 17, 2011   |   By milano6256

    Version: Paragon NTFS 8.0

    Pros

    Works great!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Summary

    Works great!

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  • 2 stars

    "NOT the best NTFS translator for MacOS"

    February 25, 2011   |   By bhalejos

    Version: Paragon NTFS 8.0

    Pros

    Easy install. Cheap.

    Cons

    Doesn't support case-sensitiveness well. Frequently breaks or causes errors with file-syncing utilities. Hardware-bundled versions are not upgradeable nor allow any discount towards full version.

    Summary

    Tuxera's NTFS for Mac is a much better overall value even though it's a bit more expensive. Classic case of "you get what you paid for." However, being miser with filesystem drivers is NOT a wise way of saving pennies.

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