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

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Files disappear on NTFS partition

Strange things are happening: some files randomly disappear. I use Ubuntu to access files (movies, docs, music) on another partition (ntfs), which is mounted through NTFS Configuration Tool. First I ...
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unable to mount hdd

I'm unable to restart Windows, it throws up an error. So I got to use Ubuntu and yet I am unable to mount the volume. It throws up the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /media/ubuntu/OS: ...
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How do I install ntfs-3g (ntfsprogs) manually on Ubuntu?

Recently I wanted to fix one of my SATA Hard Disks that had a damaged NTFS file system. For this, I referred to this question: Ubuntu 13.04 is unable to mount a disk drive from ex-windows system in ...
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How do I access my Windows partition using the command line?

I had a problem with my Ubuntu install, and I need to uninstall it. However, I have one folder on there with an important assignment in it that I'd like to keep still. I can still get into Ubuntu with ...
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Ubuntu Unmounting drive takes forever

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to unmount a drive after copying data, the Writing Data to Device takes forever, maybe as long and the copy process? This is another thread about this: Unmounting ...
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NTFS partition not clearly unmounted PLEASE HELP

When ubuntu boots, I get this error: The NTFS partition was not cleanly unmounted. This probably indicates that the system was not shut down properly. Please run chkdsk /r from Windows; once ...
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Seeing Ubuntu-made files on an NTFS partition from within Windows 7

I have a dual boot system in place, Ubuntu/Windows, each on its on physical hard drive since I also have SRT active on the Windows partition. The setup is as follows: Disk 1: - Partition 1: System (...
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Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS without data loss

Is there a way to change the partition format from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data in it? For now I am aware of one method: split partition in two, set the new partition format to NTFS, copy data ...
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Repair whole NTFS filesystem

I'm searching for useful tools for repairing a whole NTFS partition / drive, not only specific files. My usecase: I'm trying to clone a netbook drive via partimage. Unfortunately the NTFS partition ...
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Adding NTFS-Write capability by default

In 11.10 the ability to write to NTFS drives was removed. There are ways around this, like ntfs-config, which mounts the selected drives as r/w, but I'm looking for a more permanent solution. I have ...
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Access NTFS partitions without providing root password?

I have Ubuntu and Windows Vista installed on the same disk, different partitions. I can access the Windows data, but each (first) time I access the NTFS partition, the system asks me for root ...
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automount ntfs partition read-only if not cleanly unmounted

I have configured to automount my ntfs data partition on boot: # /media/Win8 was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=A47A42FF7A42CDAC /media/Win8 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0 ...
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Transferring from USB to NTFS hard drive is really slow

I have a second hard drive that I've installed on my system, and copying files from the USB to the hard drive is extremely slow (about 70kB/sec). Here is my /etc/fstab entry: /dev/sdb1 /media/...
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can't mount ntfs partition without root access

whenever try to mount ntfs partition it says Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE ...
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Ubuntu took away permissions from my Data partition

The pangolin has struck again. The bug of the day for today is Ubuntu taking away my permissions on my Data partition (NTFS). One moment everything worked fine, the next moment I couldn't chmod ...
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Recover accidentally removed files on NTFS partition

I accidentally removed some files on a NTFS partition How can I recover them staying inside Linux without0 rebooting ?
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Can Ubuntu defragment NTFS or FAT drives? [duplicate]

Can I use Ubuntu to defrag a Windows NTFS/FAT drive or partition?
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How to create file in a Windows mounted partition?

I can mount the Windows partition in my Ubuntu installation but I don't seem to be able to create or paste files in to the mounted partition. I don't know how to fix it. Any ideas?
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Can't access from ubuntu to windows 8 drives that install along side it

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 but when I want to access Windows drives I see this error massage: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/xalid/3A56A42656A3E0BD: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs"...
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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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Mount NTFS partition with write access for everyone

How can I mount a NTFS partition so that all user accounts on my machine have write access? My mount options are nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show,nobootwait,uid=1000,gid=1002,fmask=113,dmask=002 ...
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Performance difference NTFS Linux and NTFS Windows

I need to format a disk to install Windows 8 on it (single boot). I cannot do it from Windows (I have only Ubuntu for now). So my questions are: Will the disk formatted to NTFS with Ubuntu be slower ...
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Copying to/from NTFS partitions very slow

My whole system slows down when I copy files between an NTFS drive to my local home directory. This is a new 12.04 installation with the latests 12.8 AMD ATI driver. Using Gnome-Shell or Unity does ...
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Unable to mount a partition of external 3TB hard drive..GPT warning

My external HDD has five partitions and I am able to mount 4 partitions except one (labeled office) which is of 1TB and has all my backups. I am providing more information below fdisk -l Disk /dev/...
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Restrict access from another user to the NTFS partition

It is possible somehow restrict access to a partition to a specific user in Ubuntu? I am using Ubuntu x64 11.10, I made 2 accounts, both accounts belong to the Administrators group. And I have 3 ...
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How i can change GPT to MBR?

I cant see my second hard drive wich is GPT, in linux, i mean i cant mount it or use data from it. On windows all good, I load windows8\ubuntu from grub wich use mbr on first hdd. As i understand, ...
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Ubuntu: Fail to open NTFS drives [closed]

I some times encounter an error when I try to open an NTFS partitionof my hard disk on Ubuntu Operating System. I have installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1. Update: when I shut down windows, ...
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How to change ext4 Hard drive partion to NTFS for installing Windows xp?

I have a ubuntu in Root directory with separated Home directory. This is all my hard partition. I inserted xp cd to install it but I can't find any hard drive suggestion ! I decided to boot it by ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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Can't Mount NTFS drive “The disk contains an unclean file system” [duplicate]

am getting an error when i try to access my NTFS drive from ubuntu. Unable to access “My Drivd” Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/ububtu/Media Center: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=...
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unable to mount ntfs partition created inside widows 10 [duplicate]

If i try to open any of partition, I get error message in a box. Error mounting /dev/sda8 at /media/viratraaz/Documents: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=...
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How do I mount a hibernated partition with Windows 8 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I can't mount my other partition with Windows 8, I have Ubuntu 12.10 amd64: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /media/ricardo/003E8A7D3E8A6C0A: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,...
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Setting permission for NTFS partition [duplicate]

I have a NTFS partition on my PC. It shares data between Linux and a Windows dual boot system. My /etc/fstab line for that is: #Mount Dati at boot= UUID=01CD9E64E80BD460 /mnt/Dati ntfs nls=iso8859-1,...
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Howto auto-mount windows-partitions using /etc/fstab

Hello what do I have to write in the file "/etc/fstab" to get my windows-partition (/dev/sda3) automatically mounted on startup ? I get this error-message (clicking on the bookmark for the partition ...
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Cannot create folder and file on external drive (Xfce, Thunar) after change of mount point

I wanted to have an ntfs partition mounted at startup, so I used this solution to mount it automatically. (Using a program to set the automatic mounting: "Storage Device Manager" - pysdm.) At a ...
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Permanently mounting Windows' NTFS partition, fully enabled

I'm transforming a Windows 7 PC into a dual boot system with Ubuntu 10.10. Following other questions on this site, I've mounted my Windows drive by adding this to fstab UUID=blabla /windows ntfs ...
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Removing a bad sector from an NTFS partition. Badblocks gave me an output. now what?

I used badblocks to scan a partition on my hdd for bad sectors and it gave me the following output ...from what I understand it looks like "one scratch on the hdd" ... anyways I can't partition ...
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Why does my NTFS partition mount as read only?

Until recently both my Windows Partition (C:) and my Data Partition (E:) would mount as read/write. Now both seem to only mount as read-only. GParted Resize (Error) ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs 10:0:...
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How to write an fstab line for full access to an NTFS drive?

I've written: /dev/sda2 /win ntfs-3g rw,dev,exec,auto,async,users,umask=777,uid=1000,gid=1000,locale=en_US.utf8, errors=remount-ro 0 0 but I still can't access /win as a user (corresponding to uid/...
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Something went wrong with my external HD (Ubuntu can't mount it)

Here is my output from the fdisk command: sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = ...
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Default mount options on auto-mounted NTFS partitions (how to add `noexec` and `fmask=0111`?) [closed]

I use auto-mounting of external USB devices, and it works as expected, except that NTFS partitions are mounted with executability flag on. For example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk (rw,...
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How to automatically mount hibernated NTFS to read-only?

Is there any way to set up Ubuntu this way: If I can't mount the filesystem in rw mode, then mount it in ro mode in the same directory. In result I should not come across the notification that the ...
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Best practice to keep a NTFS partition constantly mounted?

Hey all, I Dual-boot using a NTFS partition to house shared docs and some program files between Windows and Ubuntu. When this extra media partition isn't mounted automatically at startup it causes ...
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How to apply TRIM to an NTFS partition on an SSD drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. How can I apply TRIM to this partition?
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Is it safe to shutdown computer without unmounting NTFS partitions?

Sometimes I mount my NTFS drives in Ubuntu but forget to unmount them before shutdown. So does Ubuntu unmount them before shutdown or do I have to unmount them manually before shutdown? I am asking ...
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NTFS -> EXT4 migration, where did 120 GB go?

wim@wim-ubuntu:~/Desktop$ mount | grep media /dev/sdc1 on /media/data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks) /dev/sdb1 on /media/wd type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,...
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Why can an application installed using Wine not access NTFS partitions?

Ubuntu was installed alongside Windows 7 on my system. After some days, I deleted and formatted the Windows partition and didn't format the other NTFS partitions. Before that, I installed Wine on my ...
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“No caching mode page present” when USB flash disk attached

When attaching a USB flash disk (NTFS formatted) to a laptop with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on board, I get following messages: [ 3572.355603] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present [ 3572.355640] ...
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What differences do I need to know choosing between ext4 and NTFS (Performance etc)

I understand that ext4 if faster than NTFS. But whats the speed difference if its like < 20MB/s, perhaps its better to use NTFS for convinence? What are the other implications of this apart from ...
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How can I resize an external USB NTFS partition?

I have a new USB drive which came with a single NTFS partition. How can I shrink that so that I can create an ext4 partition? gparted does not seem to have the "Resize" option highlighted. Update: ...