NTFS-3G – Fix Read Only File System

powercfg Method

Connect your disk to the computer then boot into Windows and run CMD as administrator

Disable hibernation

powercfg -h off

Make sure Fast Startup is disabled in “Control Panel -> Power Options -> Choose what the power buttons do -> Change settings that are currently unavailable -> Uncheck “Turn on fast startup (recommended)””.

Restart the system, then shut it down.

The NTFS partitions should be read-write accessible from under Linux.

You can re-enable hibernation later on with:

powercfg -h on

delete_hiberfile Method

First, unmount the NTFS partition.

sudo umount /media/user/Windows

Find the partition name


For example sdc3.

Remount the partition with

sudo ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile <partition> <mount_point>

For example

sudo ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sdc3 /media/user/Windows


If the issue isn’t related to hibernation, try the following:

sudo ntfsfix <partition>

For example

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdc3

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