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Hey Tuxera NTFS for Mac fans! With the launch of macOS High Sierra on September 25th, we expect many of you will be updating soon if you have not done so already. In case you haven’t been following Mac news too closely, every Mac that can run macOS Sierra can update to High Sierra. Those Macs include:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 or later)
  • Mac mini (2010 or later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 or later)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or later)

Now, there’s a slight catch if you update to High Sierra and you have Tuxera NTFS for Mac version 2016.1 installed. You may get a system message noting that Tuxera NTFS for Mac is blocked. Or, you may notice that Tuxera NTFS for Mac no longer works. No worries! It should still work with a small workaround detailed below. This is an issue we’re aware of and we’re working to fix it with the upcoming version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac.

Tuxera NTFS for Mac blocked

Temporary workaround for Tuxera NTFS for Mac version 2016.1

In the meantime, we’re happy to inform you that Tuxera NTFS for Mac for Sierra is compatible with High Sierra as well. The reason it may be unavailable after you update to High Sierra is that the operating system version prevents extensions from loading automatically. As a temporary workaround, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Find the text that reads, “System software from “Tuxera Inc.” was blocked from loading.”, and click Allow.

Allow Tuxera NTFS for Mac

In the upcoming version of Tuxera NTFS for Mac – which should be ready to download in early October – the installer should help you breeze through this setup. Thanks for your patience! 🙏


We’re happy to help! If you’re still having trouble, get in touch with us at: macsupport@tuxera.com.

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Tiffiny Rossi
Tiffiny brings 12 years of experience to Tuxera as our Content Manager, copywriter, and content strategist. Before joining Tuxera in 2016, she wrote about technology, consumer electronics, and industrial tech for Nokia, Microsoft, KONE Corporation, and many others. Around the office, we know Tiffiny for her love of geek culture, console gaming, and her adoration for Cloud City’s Baron Administrator, Lando Calrissian.