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This isn't an Ubuntu problem but a Microsoft problem. As you said, your external hard drive is formatted with NTFS which means that you're not as free to choose your file names as you are when using ext. You can't use any of these characters in file names when using NTFS: U+0000 (NUL) / (slash) : (colon) * (asterisk) ? (Question mark) " (quote) < (less ...


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Try with this: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g



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