Microsoft's file system, used in Windows NT (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.).

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Ubuntu 16.04: External HD USB3 not recognized once formatted NTFS

I have a External HD with USB3 plug. I hooked it on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04, formatted the HD with NTFS (slow formatting), copied files to it, then ejected it safely. Since then, when I re-plug ...
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Repartitioned USB drive (FAT32 to NTFS), now cannot mount/access from command line

I needed to format and repartition my USB drive from FAT32 to NTFS in order to install Node.js live-server (cf. npm live-server install: symlink error (even when running as root/admin)). After ...
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How to recover files on NTFS partition

I have very, very horrible problem. I have 3 partitions in my computer: Linux, Windows and NTFS Data and I have a problem with the Data partition. It is... empty?! I lost a lot of news materials for ...
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Ubuntu [Ubuntu Studio, here]'frequently' fails to load NTFS file system partition from a Windows dual boot installation [duplicate]

It used to work fine, but many a times, Ubuntu studio fails to open the NTFS partition from a Windows Dual boot installation. Tried booting windows and shutting it down. Then it starts working. Is ...
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how to solve my mount error problem in my laptop [duplicate]

I am getting this error when I try to open one of my partitions in the hard disk. Error mounting /dev/sda7 at /media/user/Personal: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=...
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Interruped Gparted NTFS resize. Still have access to drive but GParted cannot read contents

I have an external 1TB HDD (USB) formatted to NTFS, and wanted to shrink the partition about 300GB and create an ext4 partition. So I opened up GParted and done that. During the resize partition (...
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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Recently I've notice that my additional drive on my Lubuntu 14.04 works only as read only. I tried a hundred ways to make it mount as rw but nothing helps. Even sudo seems powerless... My setup is ...
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A new Sandisk Ultra usb 3.0 stick reformatted to ntfs stopped working when accidentally full

I bought a SanDisk Ultra 16GB 3.0 USB stick, reformatted it to ntfs and "managed" to copy too much data on to it. After that it is undetectable in Ubuntu as well as in Windows (10). I have tried fdisk ...
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Unable to mount NTFS drive

I'm new to Ubuntu and am trying to re-mount my internal 3Tb hard drive. It had been working, but when I restarted the system, it wouldn't mount. I've tried every solution that Google could find, but ...
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Unable to mount hard drive “NTFS $Bitmap” and fsck not working [duplicate]

I'm a noob so bear with me on this. Back Story: Windows 10 corrupted my Hard disk, now trying to fix it via Ubuntu 15.04 on a pendrive. What I want to do: I need to mount my hard disk with ...
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NTFS partition - can't resize

I've got a WD My Passport 1TB drive formatted as NTFS. It had 600GB free and so I wanted to create a 100GB ext4 partition and install Linux on the 100GB. So I opened GParted and tried to resize. It ...
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ubuntu 15.10 not showing windows 10 NTFS Partitions

Recently I was trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on laptop(for dual boot,windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10).But in choosing partition, I formatted(in ntfs file system) one ntfs partition to install Ubuntu,...
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My external hdd not mounting on ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

Heres the error message i get every time i try to mount it via terminal The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Failed to mount '/dev/sde2': ...
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Can Ubuntu touch read NTFS formatted micro SD card?

I get the following error: Failed to add storage device. Make sure device is formatted correctly. I was under the impression that Ubuntu can read NTFS formatted discs. Is that correct? FAT has a ...
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Can't access some files (NTFS), permission denied (not even with sudo)

Got a screwed up Surface Pro 2 and any recovery attempt on the Windows 10 installation has failed. So to save all the files I booted up the device with 16.04 LTS Live USB. The filesystem mounts ...
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Automount Removable NTFS Partition with Permissions

I have a USB drive with an NTFS partition. When I plug the drive in, it will be automatically mounted in /media/user/ (this is Ubuntu 14.04). I would like to use POSIX permissions so that I could ...
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Why am I still unable to run a script on NTFS partitions after remount with suitable perssimions?

I use a mobile hard disk in ubuntu and I want to run scripts on the disk. At first, the permission is denied. Therefore, I followed the advices in this answer How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (...
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converting a usb ntfs drive to ext3/4?

I currently have 3 external USB drives in NTFS mounted to my Ubuntu box that i just took off my windows box. Looking to permanently convert them to a Nix partition but i dont have the spare hard drive ...
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a specific USB disk isn't mounted automatically

Generally all usb devices mount automatically. Only this device when I connect it I don't see it. However I could mount it with the mount command: sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt and I see its contents. But ...
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Access is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened

I'm trying to mount a drive with: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 usb I get this error: Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened. The volume may be already mounted, or ...
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Is there a way to run a command in fstab if a mount fails?

I have an NTFS partition used by both Windows and Ubuntu. However, mounting sometimes fails, and I need to run ntfsfix. Is there a way to automatically run ntfsfix if that partition fails to mount?
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Can't copy to external harddrive because of error: “invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character”

I have an external USB HD that I want to backup my music to. When I try using rsync or cp, most files copy, but some don't because of this error: invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character ...
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Cannot mount some partitions

About two weeks ago I had a problem with my PC that my brother wrote a question about at PC not booting after using Windows 7 auto-repair. I still haven't solved the problem, so my PC is unusable now....
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hard disk not mounting

it shows error like Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/mrityunjay/LENOVO_USB_HDD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sdb1" ...
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Windows 10 causes errors in Ubuntu when accessing NTFS drive [duplicate]

Ever since I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 I have been getting the following annoying error in Ubuntu after improperly shutting down windows 10. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/chase/...
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copy a file from PC to thumb drive

I have a question about the Ubuntu file system. copy a file from PC to thumb drive. when file copy process is done(File Operations frame is off) , I unplug the thumb drive. and I found the file is ...
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Error mounting a drive

Hi. I have an ssd and an hdd drive on my computer. I installed Ubuntu on SSD. When i try to mount the hdd i get the error from the image attached. Tyed several terminal lines i found around here and ...
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mount ntfs partition without booting into windows [duplicate]

I want to mount my hard drive NTFS partition with read & write permission. But i am getting this error. The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused ...
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How should I do to resize a partition taking free space from ntfs partition?

I've the following partition scheme (I know this may cause vomit, nausea, etc. but we can discuss this in another question) I must increase the size of the "/" partition (highlighted in the picture ...
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Create Compressed Directory

How to create a compressed directory in Ubuntu? Is that possible? I do not want to create an archive file (zip, tar, etc) but rather I want something like compressed directory in an NTFS (Windows) ...
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I cant have access on windows file [duplicate]

It shows me this error: Error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/berserk/Windows: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000" "/dev/sda4" "/media/berserk/Windows"' ...
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NTFS as a Native drive

Good Morning, I've been using Linux for a while and now I just installed it on my backup home server on dual boot with windows. The server has 4 drives, all backed up on crashplan. The problem is, ...
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How can i share a partition (without win locking it on hibernite)

I know ubuntu can mount my win(ntfs) drives. My problem is that i always Hibernate my win (& linux), and windows locks all NTFS drives when i hibernate it. And I know i can mount locked win drives ...
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External HDD no longer working on 16.04 (Seagate)

I have a 2TB seagate HDD on USB 3 that I used for backups on 15.10. When plugging it in to 16.04 I now get this message below. Does anyone know how I can get it working again? I have literally ...
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Changing file system back to ntfs

before installing Ubuntu I partitioned one of my drives and then installed it on one of the partitions which I agreed to change to ext4. But now the whole drive seems to be in ext4 so I can't read it ...
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Rhythmbox does not add mp3 files from NTFS partition

ubuntu 16.04 x64 I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras. Rhythmbox plays the file if it is picked from ext4 partition.
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Extend home without unallocated space. With swap or ntfs [duplicate]

I've just installed (some months ago) Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus laptop. I followed a specific guide on partitions and thought everything was ok. But, beeing pretty new at this I probably made some ...
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Mounting NTFS Drive to Ubuntu Server VM without losing data

I have a Plex Server running on an Ubuntu VM with KVM as Hypervisor. Until now I had my Plex Server running on my Windows Desktop PC. Now i want to mount the NTFS Drive to the Ubuntu Vm so my Plex ...
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Unable to access “895 GB Volume”

Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/mdnazmossakib/01D189A576840DF0: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda1" "/media/...
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Different file system types in fdisk; no HPFS/NTFS

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and trying to format a USB drive to load a Windows ISO on. Every tutorial has you install ntfs-3g so that you can format to NTFS using fdisk, hex code 7. But when I go to ...
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Why do i get wrong filesystem error on mounting external drive whilst correct ntfs-utils is installed?

since today I get the following message when inserting usbstick/sd card: Aankoppelen bestandssysteem is mislukt Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/wouter/Kali Live: Command-line `mount -t "...
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Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?

Whenever I unmount a USB drive with Nautilus and plug it to a Windows machine, I receive a warning that the drive needs to be repaired. (the same message like in this screenshot) For 10+ years ...
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How to fix ntfs-3g.usermap “You have defined no user” failure?

Well, AskUbuntu insist this title is "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed", I really don't see what is subjective here - all I want is ntfs-3g.usermap to succeed. ...
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Backups on nas box with previous Windows installation

I've had a nas in my home for nearly 15 years now, build from hand me down components from my main computer and upgraded where ever. For a long time it was running Windows XP and Cobian Backup. But ...
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still having problems mounting ntfs hard drive with win 10 installed [closed]

I have tried all the suggested things I can find but still getting "can't mount drive ... unstable..." type messages. I Have disabled fast boot run chkdisk but still having the problem. Config is HDD ...
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I have problem in mounting hard drives. My system is dual booted along side windows

The error I get while I try to access other drives is as in the below image:
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Unable to mount NTFS partition (no hibernation)

I have Windows and Linux installed on SSD, and then, I have second HDD with data. There is no Windows installation on it, just NTFS partition with data (and second partition Lenovo Recovery, but that'...
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How to mount the ntfs disk properly in fstab file? [duplicate]

sda7 is ntfs system and it was formatted on win7. In my ubuntu blkid /dev/sda7: UUID="8EA2D1A3A2D19057" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3b2662b1-07" cat /etc/fstab # /var/www/html was on /dev/sda7 during ...
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Cannot mount external hard disk, MFT records error

I am trying to mount a Western Digital "My Book" drive, which I used to share between Linux and Windows. It is formatted in NTFS. When I connect it on Windows, I get the message that the disk is ...