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How can I mount an NTFS volume read write by default?

I found out that the best way to do this is by replacing the OSX ntfs mount script with a custom command. Again, this is not for novice users, it could seriously damage your OSX installation.

Let me explain.

First we need to rename the original mount_ntfs tool. From terminal type: sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig

Then create a script like this one and save it to /sbin/mount_ntfs (not orig):

#!/bin/sh /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig -o rw "$@“

We also need to fix the permissions: sudo chown root:wheel /sbin/mount_ntfs sudo chmod 755 /sbin/mount_ntfs

Thats it. Your volume should mount read write.

If you want to undo the change, you can also type from terminal: sudo mv /sbin/mount_ntfs.orig /sbin/mount_ntfs

which will put back the original mount_ntfs tool.