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.


when I shut down windows, turn on Ubuntu and try to open disk it produces an error.


then I restart my computer. turn on again Windows then restart Windows. and this time if I turn on Ubuntu and open Drives. they easily open, without showing error.

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    refer here – Ravan Aug 31 '15 at 12:32
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    This is weird. The problem that the user asks is valid, and as such, pretty much all the needed information is there- that is, if you know the solution. – Rohitt Vashishtha Nov 29 '15 at 4:53

Go to power management settings on Windows and turn off fast start-up That should do the trick for you Windows basically keeps the drives in a suspended state and to prevent data loss Ubuntu cannot mount it with rw permissions.

  • You can either force the system to mount the drives in rw mode, or you can 'fix' those 'errors' by this command: sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdXY with sdXY being the partition you are referring to. Open the 'disks' application to find out the X and the Y part. – Rohitt Vashishtha Nov 29 '15 at 4:55

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