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External HDD is 'locked'; Can only read files, despite having read and write permissions

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uncle mark
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Re: External HDD is 'locked'; Can only read files, despite having read and write permissions

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Post by uncle mark » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:08 pm

penguin wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:05 pm
In your MX Linux install ntfs-3g as follow.

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g.
Then run the ntfsfix command on your NTFS partition.
ntfs-3g isn't included in MX to begin with? For reals???
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Re: External HDD is 'locked'; Can only read files, despite having read and write permissions

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:17 pm

No we have it, of course.
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Re: External HDD is 'locked'; Can only read files, despite having read and write permissions

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Post by skidoo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:15 am

Okay, so... howabout let's regard the apt-get instruction step as one "offered just in case, for the sake of completeness"
and credit penguin for providing a great tip about using ntfsfix to hopefully solve the OP's issue.

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