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A Microsoft file system, used in Windows NT (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)

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Mounting NTFS drives previous in NAS

I have 2x 3TB hard drives that were previously in a Buffalo NAS and formatted in NTFS. I want to get rid of the NAS and move the drives into an Ubuntu machine, but I'm having trouble mounting. Steps I'...
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Mount a subdirectory from an already mounted drive with fstab

I have mounted an external NTFS HD at startup and want to bind a subdirectory to my ~/Documents folder. For this, I added the entries below to fstab, based on this answer: # Local HD Mounts UUID=...
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cannot create new directories

I cannot create new directories with specific names on a partition. It happend on Ununtu 20.10, I updated to 21.04 and it still happen. Here is the error I receive: l*@l*-desktop:/media/l@/...
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lost data while changing os .i tried to recover using test disk …i am not getting what should b done after this

I am using Ubuntu for the first time .i wiped my HDD mistakenly during changing OS .i tried recovering it from test disk but my partitions are like this Ubuntu ,swap and extended partition with no ...
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Can Windows guest OS work with shared folder on ext hard drive?

I wonder whether I can share a folder via Virtualbox on ext hard drive with Windows guest OS? Will the speed be similar to shared folder on NTFS hard drive?
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Unable to mount drive, many errors occur

I have a 1TB NTFS drive with one directory only, that contains 1 .raw file only. However when I try to access the drive via nautilus I get an error saying: Error mounting /dev/sdd3 at /media/(my user)...
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NTFS partition on external drive not automounting (20.10)

After resizing an NTFS partition on an external GPT drive using Gparted the volume doesn't seem to automount on Ubuntu anymore (or other distributions, like OSMC). It has worked fine previously. It ...
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drive permissions problem

I seem to be unable to write to my drives (NTFS). they worked fine until today, not sure what happened. UUID=xxxxxxxxx /media/stuff ntfs rw,auto,users,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=46,uid=1000 0 0 any ...
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Can I use external HDD with NTFS partitioning to regularly read/write on it with UBUNTU?

I'm considering switching to UBUNTU from Windows 10 and I have two HDDs in a dock, that are partitioned as NTFS. They contain data that I use on a regular basis, such as Word files, PDFs etc. and I ...
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How can I change the permission on Ubuntu 20.04 to allow ':' on filename of NTFS external drive

I was using the Ubuntu 18.04 and everything was fine processing my files that are something like that: wrfout_d03_2018-01-16_09:00:00.nc It is an automatic process that a climate model save files and ...
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Advice: External Drive FileSystem for Video files attached to Ubuntu Server, but compatible with Windows?

I want to run a Plex server that will serve video files off an external hard drive. The Plex server will run on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. However, because I primarily work on Windows, I feel the external ...
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I accidentaly changed file system type and wrote a couple files. How do I get my old files back? [duplicate]

So, I had a windows laptop that I installed Linux onto. Fedora onto the storage drive, and Kubuntu on a separate NVMe drive. A lot of my data was on the Fedora drive, then I put the old Windows drive ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 format HDD NTFS win 7 problem

sort of newbie here:) I am still trying after few years to migrate to linux, but something always get wrong, so I go beck to win7:( Now I trying ubuntu 20.04 and almost everything is working,... then.....
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How can I auto-skip a certain disk on boot up?

I'm running dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I have several disks including a WD SSD which I only for Windows (NTFS) and don't need to mount it in Ubuntu. However, since installing this new disk, ...
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How to write on NTFS and FAT partition on ubuntu 20.04

Recently I formatted my laptop with windows 10 by ubuntu 20.04. During the installation I forgot to format widows system partiotion( 512 Mb). I format only partition C. also I didn't format the other ...
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Ubuntu keeps trying to execute text files in shared NTFS drive, forgets default application

Until recently, I was using Ubuntu Mate 14.04. Last week, I did a fresh install of Mate 20.04. I have a dual boot with Windows, and I use a shared partition between both OS's. The shared partition is ...
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How to move the /var directory to /home?

I use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, when I install it I have allocated to /var 5GB but up to now the 5GB have already finished. So for now when I want to install an application it sends the message shows that ...
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No write permission on a mounted NTFS drive

I have a dual boot system and multiple drives created in SSD. One partition is "Data" partition created from windows system and is of type NTFS. While accessing this drive from my Ubuntu OS, ...
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TrueCrypt and NTFS partition problem

I can't mount a TrueCrypt partition (yesterday everything was ok). When I just map and decrypt it without mounting - then it is ok. However, I can't fix it (the partition type is NTFS) or mount using -...
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Preserve NTFS permisions while backup from Windows to Linux (samba)

Every time I back up files and folders from windows to Ubuntu (samba) it loses its user - NTFS permissions. So when I am going to copy back from Ubuntu to Windows says access denied etc. Is there any ...
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rsync from NTFS to ext4

I made a backup of a folder on an external NTFS drive on an ext4 folder and it went fine. The problem I have now is that rsync ignores already existing (and unchanged) files and syncs everything even ...
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ddrescue recovering from extfat drive to ntfs drive

I am recovering an external hardrive (exfat) and storing the image file in ntfs drive. I made source drive to be read-only. Speed is very slow. Ddrescue is operating in B/s. Command I used in ddrescue ...
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permissions option in mount ntfs

I recently read this answer about mounting NTFS partitions in linux, so that I can change file and folder permissions (chmod). And they explain that I use the option "permissions". Example: #...
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'.lnk' shown in a mounted folder

I'm trying to mount a Windows partition in my Ubuntu system so I edited fstab with this: /dev/sda4 /mnt/windows ntfs rw,auto 0 0 This mounts without any problem my Windows partition ...
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Mounting a ntfs partition

I'm trying to load files from a windows 10 disk in ubuntu 20.04. Here, how I mounting it: mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb4 /mnt/DATA But when i open it, i can see only some windows system files Some help? ...
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Why linux can read windows 10 files from ntfs mounpoint

I test to read some read only files (*. dll) . Why this is resricted to do, its not normal behaviour. Linux user can normaly read and modify all kind files. This must be codet inside software (ubuntu, ...
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WSL Ubuntu can not read files on NTFS partition

I have a dual boot computer. Drive c:\ has Windows 10 on ntfs. Drive d:\ has Ubuntu on ext4. Drive e:\ is a NTFS partition to share files between my Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Local Ubuntu mounts with ...
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XUbuntu: Unable to manually mount a disk drive

I am trying to manually mount an NTFS drive to /e. /e has the permissions drwxrwxr-x root root I tried the following commands, but none work. I get no error message, but the drive is not mounted: sudo ...
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Cannot mount USB NTFS HDD drive

I have an external 10Tb Seagate drive. It's an NTFS drive with two partitions as the factory default. I've been mounting it on my Ubuntu 18.04.03 server. Today it stopped working. I tested it on my ...
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Doubts regarding my Auto ntfs mounting script

Every time i boot into my kubuntu i run sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda3 /home/username/Ntfs/C/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda4 /home/username/Ntfs/Other/ I wanted to automate it hence i used sudo ...
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GParted error mkntfs -Q -v -F -L “” /dev/sdb1

after formatting my old HDD (ext4) into NTFS, this error appeared mkntfs -Q -v -F -L "" /dev/sdb1 and Failed to access '/dev/sdb1': No such file or directory The device doesn't exist; did ...
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Can't do smart scan on my new WD My Passport HDDs 2Tb on Ubuntu

Can't do smart scan on my new WD My Passport HDDs 2Tb on Ubuntu 16 LTS. So I installed SMART tools to scan my external Hdd. I could do a scan on my internal Hdd, but can't scan my external one. Why? I ...
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Slow shutdown when external NTFS hard drive is connected

I'm fairly new to Linux (1 year experience). I had Xubuntu 18.04 LTS and now running Xubuntu 20.04 LTS and I'm stilling running into the same issue. My system is E7500 dual core / 4 GB DDR3 with ext4 ...
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There were no valid user or no valid group when I try to mount NTFS partition with ntfs-3g usermap

I want to mount a NTFS external drive that must have read and write access for my user profile. So following the NTFS-3G guide, to generate the mapping file, I have tried this: sudo ntfsusermap /dev/...
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Linux Installation on external hdd without losing data

I have an external HDD with 3 partitions(all ntfs). I have a laptop with windows 10. I would like to know Can I install Ubuntu in one of external hdd partitions. I will change one partition as ext4 /. ...
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Ntfs Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and windows 10

Does the ntfs used in Ubuntu cause corruption when used with windows 10 When I saved files to a memory card some of the directories said corrupted when I had saved content under Ubuntu and then went ...
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Ubuntu deleting files on NTFS Partition automatically

I was cloning a repo but as shown as soon as it got cloned and I entered to open it in my Ubuntu (20.04) it dissappeared. It has happened before once, but I didn't care as the file was not important. ...
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use ntfs partition on ubuntu 20

I'm new to ubuntu and downloaded ubuntu alongside win10. Now I am unable to switch to windows, but that's not an issue. Now I want to use my files, which are in a ntfs partition on the same hdd. Can ...
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Does a mounted external NTFS drive (USB) need to be manually synced?

To be clear, the terminology of "synced" that I'm using here might be incorrect. I'm talking about the flushing through of the [write] cache. I am dding a local drive image to a file on my ...
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“ENOSPC: no space left on device” when there is free space on fuse NTFS-3G

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. I am trying to run a command that involves creating a lot of files in the cache directory: $XDG_CACHE_HOME. I have set this variable to /media/michael/Storage2/cache/, in order to ...
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Can i use a partition formatted as NTFS (HDD) for my data and install Ubuntu on SSD?

I have a SSD (256 GB) and a HDD (1 TB). I currently keep my data in D: which is full HDD space and i keep windows 10 in C: which is all SSD space. I want to install Ubuntu on my SSD and keep the HDD ...
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How to backup a folder from ubuntu so that it can be used afterwards on any file system and OS, by any user

Summary: I need to backup a folder (not the entire system) with 450 GB worth of content to many different external drives (NTFS and ext4). I'd like to archive it (tar) and compress it (maybe gzip?) ...
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Strange things when deleting files in NTFS filesystem

When I choose some files on a NTFS filesystem and then press Delete, it seems that files are deleted. No any hidden folders are created(at least typical Files doesn't show them). When then I boot from ...
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Some applications can't read or write to mounted NTFS partition: Permission denied

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04 in dualboot with Windows 8.1 and i have a NTFS partition /dev/sda5 mounted at /data. All default Kubuntu applications, like Dolphin file manager, KTorrent etc can read and ...
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How can I mass-link files?

I have hundreds of folders, in quantities from one to a couple dozen in each of twenty or more parent folders, each uniquely named (across my entire system) in a way that will cause them all to ...
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How would you make a “shared /home” partition for Windows and Ubuntu dual boot?

I have been using Ubuntu as my only OS for a couple of years now, but from time to time, due to compatibility issues with some software I want to use (mainly games or drawing programs) I have ...
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How can I analize why rsync copies very slow after copying very fast a few files on ntfs drives?

I'm backing around 2Tb of data from a ntfs disk to another ntfs disk with rsync ( I tried also with midnight commander ) and the copy starts with a "good" 25Mb/s speed, but after copying a ...
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NTFS drive mounted, can't set steam library folder on it?

I mounted the drive by adding this line to fstab /dev/sdb1 /media/Gamer ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 I get the error "New Steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute ...
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Rsync errors when backing up /home to ntfs file system

I'm having problems getting a perfectly accurate rsync copy made of my old /home directory files even though I'm using root on a live Xubuntu distro to access the old drives. What is the best way to ...
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Mounted NTFS Drive, Can No Longer Share

I'm new to Linux, and I've started to play around with a server, as I would like to learn more. I originally setup the server on 19.04, and had a Plex server, and a network shared drive. I had to ...

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