How to Resolve "Unable to Mount Windows NTFS Filesystem" in Linux Ubuntu?

  • Published on Sep 30, 2015
  • How to Resolve Unable to mount Windows NTFS Filesystem due to hibernation in dual-boot Windows - Linux (Ubuntu)?
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    There is a new feature in Windows 8 & Windows 10 called Fast Startup. If this feature is enabled (which it is by default), Windows 8 does not actually completely shutdown when you choose shutdown. Instead, it does a "hybrid shutdown". This is something like hibernating; it makes booting Windows 8 back up faster. So, you need to disable this feature to be able to shut it down properly, and be able to mount the Windows partitions. To do this, boot into your Windows 8 and:
    Note: disabling Fast Startup will most likely make your Windows 8 take a longer time to boot. There are no "exact" numbers, but let's say that if it took you 10 seconds to boot into Windows 8, it will now take you 50 seconds after disabling this feature.
    1. Open Control Panel in the small icons view and click on Power Options.
    2. Click on Choose what the power buttons do.
    3. Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
    4. Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended).
    Click on the numbers above to see screenshots.
    Click on Save changes. Now, shutdown Windows 8 and boot back into Ubuntu.
    If you still aren't able to mount without getting errors, you may need to turn off hibernation completely. Open an elevated Command Prompt (right click on the shortcut, click on “Run as Administrator”), and input:
    powercfg /h off
    Source: AskUbuntu

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