Ubuntu – Is it safe to shutdown computer without unmounting NTFS partitions


Sometimes I mount my NTFS drives in Ubuntu but forget to unmount them before shutdown.

So does Ubuntu unmount them before shutdown or do I have to unmount them manually before shutdown?

I am asking this because I have forgot to unmount my NTFS partition many times and when I boot into my Windows, windows starts scanning for my disk sometimes.


Best Answer

Yeah its safe. Ubuntu unmount the NTFS partition during shutdown.You can also set your NTFS partition to auto mount so that you don want to mount it every time you logon.

To auto mount ntfs partitions in ubuntu, you must install ntfs-config

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

You can also edit your fstab file to auto mount your NTFS partition,but it may be little confusing one for a beginner.See the below post to edit your fstab file to auto mount your NTFS partition but be sure what you are doing is right.


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