Ubuntu – Can’t Mount NTFS drive “The disk contains an unclean file system”


I am getting an error when I try to access my NTFS drive from ubuntu.

Unable to access “My Drive”

Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/ubuntu/Media Center: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda6" "/media/rolindroy/Media Center"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda6': Operation not permitted
The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
read-only with the 'ro' mount option

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Best Answer

If you can't access the drive, execute the following command:

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdXY

where XY is the partition

e.g sda2 or sdb1

Then, mount with:

sudo mount -o rw /dev/sdXY
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