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Unable to access ntfs partitions

asked 2014-07-30 07:14:26 -0500

tony gravatar image

I have dual booted windows 8 and fedora 20. When i try to access a ntfs partition in fedora, it is asking for authentication and after typing my password, it shows the error as . I want fedora to mount those drives easily without asking for password...Please help

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answered 2014-07-30 07:42:38 -0500

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Hi! Welcome to Ask Fedora. As the error says, the filesystem appears to be in use by windows. Have you shut down windows properly? You cannot use the drive if your windows system is in hibernation. It must be shut down. Please log into windows, shut it down cleanly and then retry.

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I have shutdown windows...but still the error persists..

tony gravatar imagetony ( 2014-07-30 08:09:46 -0500 )edit

Then I'd suggest running a file system check using Windows. Something is still holding on to the file system according to the error.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-07-30 08:11:30 -0500 )edit

The default shutdown button, does not actually full shutdown Windows. Did you shutdown following a procedure? Have a read here.

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-07-31 05:21:59 -0500 )edit

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