About NTFS partitions

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About NTFS partitions

Postby compuwize on Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:57 pm

Hi there !

I would like to know how can I read/write on a NTFS partition ? I can see my NTFS hard drive but when I double click on it, it says unable to mount the volume ?

Thx in advance...BTW this is from far the best OS I have ever used !

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Re: About NTFS partitions

Postby FedoraRefugee on Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:31 pm

Hello,

This is an easy one. You should be able to read/write with no additional problems once you get the partition mounted. Fred covers this nicely here:

http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... it#p121175

among many other posts where he gives the same directions. Note that you can make the directory anywhere you like, Fred just seems to prefer it in his /home. I put mine under root(/) but you need to sudo to do that. In any case, once mounted you can create a shortcut to that file either on the desktop or in the left pane of your file browser.
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Re: About NTFS partitions

Postby compuwize on Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:30 pm

Hi there,

Thanks alot for your answer, I really appreciate ! I have solved my problem. It was because that last time I have booted into Windows, I didn't close it properly...anyway I did a proper shutdown and now I can mount my NTFS partition flawlessly. I then decided to get rid of Windows Vista...Linux Mint manages memory like 10 times better :)

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