Windows NTFS Partitions Read/write support made easy in Ubuntu Feisty

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This program allow you to easily configure all of your NTFS devices to allow write support via a friendly gui. For that use, it will configure them to use the open source ntfs-3g driver. You'll also be able to easily disable this feature.

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windows with Feisty dual-boot installation and external hard drive (Optional)

Install NTFS-config in Ubuntu Feisty

Now You can install NTFS-config from Ubuntu Feisty repositories

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

This will install all the required packages for ntfs-config including ntfs-3g

Using Ntfs-Config

If you want to open this application go to Applications--->System Tools--->NTFS Configuration Tool

Now it will prompt for root password enter root password and click ok

It will show the available NTFS partition as follows in this example /dev/sda1 in NTFS partition

You need to select the partitions you want to configure,add the name of the mount point and click on apply.In this example i have ticked the check box next to /dev/sda1 and click under mount enter the name you want to use i have entered as windows now the mount point showing as /media/windows and click on apply.

Select the NTFS Write support which is suitable for you i.e internal or external

In this example i have tick the check box next to Enable write support for internal device because i am using dualboot with windows.If you are using external hard drive select external option and click on ok

Once it finished you should see the mount point on your desktop as follows

You can see the windows mount point files as follows

If you want to unmount you should be root to unmount and then right click on mount point select Unmount Volume

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47 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    Format partition with ext3 and use ext3 windows driver (search google) in windows 2000/XP.
    Works great..
    Just don’t make it system/boot windows partiton. use fat32 for that.
    This way all your drivers are read/write accessible from both linux and windows.

  2. tempest says:

    thanks!!! 🙂

  3. melbourne says:

    i followed the how to and did install ntfs-config

    but when i open NTFS Configuration tool , its asks for password after i type in , it shows enable write for internal /external –the 5 th image you showed , it doesnt show me the available drives , any suggestions ??

  4. shashank says:

    Hi.. i had installed ntgs-config,ntfs-3g and ntfs-progs on my ubuntu 7.04. i also have windows vista installed on c drive.
    Before the c drive used to get mounted automatically and i could cut and delete its files but i don’t know what happened now i have to mount it as su and that too its read only.
    the d drive that contains my recovery data is aceessible. Is the problem because ‘windows’ is installed in c drive??..
    Also I can’t change the permissions as “its a read-only disc”.

    …!!!Please help!!!…

  5. shashank says:

    PS also when i click on application>>system tools>>ntfs config tools i am NOT asked for any password and i directly get that “enable write support for internal/external device” window.
    PS earlier also i the c drive would get mounted as “sda3” and not as any “Windows” drive.
    I am quite new to linux and i’m not sure what to do….

  6. Alexander says:

    Thnx alot. I have don’t know about such utility.This article really helps me to know more))) How do I get this ntfs disk for one year/ It’s really works in all the ways. But I try to re-install Ubuntu and now I got this question)) What’s the fu..k. Thanks alot in any way)))

  7. Boot says:

    Thanks for the article.It helped me alot.

  8. Adam4gb says:

    Excellent! Thank you so much!

    I thought I would have the gpart it n to ext 2 or ext 3.

    Thanks again thats saved me no end of time.

  9. someone says:

    In Jaunty, the icon has been moved to System|Administration|NTFS Configuration Tool

  10. animesh says:

    i am not getting the option ntfs configuration tool
    in the system tools
    help me out from his problem

  11. Louis says:

    Thank you someone.

  12. geem says:

    animesh u have to get it installed first thru terminal
    sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
    i believe

  13. Windows 7 tricks says:

    Thanks you so much!. I really didnt know about such a great utility. This article really helps me to know more about my great OS! 😉

  14. no comment says:

    I do not what to say, just thanks and hope to good guides you

  15. nalsanj says:

    “If you want to unmount you should be root to unmount and then right click on mount point select Unmount Volume”

    how do i ‘be root’ to unmount?

  16. susja says:

    Could someone please help me?
    I have flash drive with NTFS file system. I have to change permission on it in order to grant access to other users. I ended up using this tool , I’m running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed the tool and started it but it does not show my flash drive while it’s definetely already mounted.
    What should I do?

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