I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS alongside a Windows 10 on my new computer with a 256GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. Both Windows and Ubuntu are installed on partitions in the SSD. I wish to access files that are present on the HDD for storage.
On my previous computer when I had a dual-boot setup (both OS's on the same HDD in different partitions), I used to be able to access other files and partition directories in the same HDD from the File Manager itself when using Ubuntu.
I cannot do that in my current computer. I want to emphasize that I have already made the partitions and installed the operating systems. In most threads with situations similar to mine, the respective OP has posted the question before making the partition and asked for a guide thereon.
In one particular thread: Dual-booting Windows 10: Shared drive no longer accessible, I saw the command
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1
Is it safe to run this command to solve my problem? I have read about this command creating problems with the HDD functioning.
I am also not sure of the name of the HDD and the partition. I have run
sudo lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,LABEL
and seen that the name of the 931.4GB partition is sda1. So, should I run
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda1