Paragon NTFS for Mac is a software that allows you to read and write files on Microsoft NTFS-formatted drives from your Mac. It is compatible with macOS Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur and Ventura, and supports Apple Silicon Macs. In this article, we will show you how to install Paragon NTFS for Mac in a few simple steps.
Download the installation .DMG file from Paragon Software website or from your ParagonBox account if you have purchased the product[^2^].
Open the Downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded .DMG file. A window will appear with the installation package[^3^].
Double-click on \"Install Paragon NTFS for Mac\". If it prompts whether to open an application downloaded from the Internet, click Open[^1^].
Read the Software License Agreement by clicking on the link, tick the box if you accept it and click Next[^1^].
Wait until the installation process is complete, it may take a few minutes[^1^].
At the end of the installation process, you will be prompted to enable the driver's components to load. Since the solution is Kernel Extension (KEXT)-based, you will need to allow macOS to load them[^1^].
If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you will need to reboot into recoveryOS using these instructions: https://support.apple.com/guide/security/sec7d92dc49f/web. To enter security settings in newer macOS Ventura, go to \"Utilities\" (Menu bar at the top of the screen) -> \"Startup Security Utility\". For the Kernel Extensions to load, set Policy to \"Reduced Security\" (the driver is verified by Apple, so this operation is safe) and do not check the boxes. Then reboot back into macOS and continue[^1^].
If you have an Intel Mac, you can skip the previous step and go straight to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy to Allow the Extension, as shown on the screenshots by the installation wizard[^1^].
You will be asked to reboot your Mac so that the Kernel Extension is loaded[^1^].
After rebooting, Paragon NTFS for Mac will ask you to provide Full Disk Access to \"com.paragon-software.ntfsd\" component. This is required because this component is a File-System Driver, which works with Disks. You can do this in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy (or \"Privacy & Security\" in newer macOS: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/mchl211c911f/mac)[^1^].
Done! After both prerequisites are met, the product will open, allowing you to either Start 10-day Trial or Activate the product with a License Key that you can purchase from Paragon Software website[^2^].
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Paragon NTFS for Mac on your computer. Now you can write, edit, copy, move and delete files on Microsoft NTFS volumes from your Mac with ease. ec8f644aee