zisean
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[Solved]Cannot make new directory or paste in a Dual-boot(Windows) drive

Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:49 am

I have dual-boot Solus(in SSD) and Windows(in HDD), before that I could copy or paste my files from Solus to Windows drive, But Now I can't perform this operation, the New Folder and Paste options are faded. Can anyone tell me how to solve it?
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Re: Cannot make new directory or paste in a Dual-boot(Windows) drive

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:47 am

zisean wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:49 am
I have dual-boot Solus(in SSD) and Windows(in HDD), before that I could copy or paste my files from Solus to Windows drive, But Now I can't perform this operation, the New Folder and Paste options are faded. Can anyone tell me how to solve it?
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I believe that You don't have permissions to write in that partition. I don't remember how I fix that when have similar problem but you can try this
https://askubuntu.com/questions/90339/h ... ard-drives

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andiskufi
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Re: Cannot make new directory or paste in a Dual-boot(Windows) drive

Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:19 pm

Hi,
I had the same issue and the problem relies on Windows. You need to disable the page file. Below you'll find a link on how to do this and what the page file is.

https://www.howtogeek.com/126430/htg-ex ... isable-it/

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Re: Cannot make new directory or paste in a Dual-boot(Windows) drive

Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:19 am

zisean wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:49 am
I have dual-boot Solus(in SSD) and Windows(in HDD), before that I could copy or paste my files from Solus to Windows drive, But Now I can't perform this operation, the New Folder and Paste options are faded. Can anyone tell me how to solve it?
This is probably because Windows left some cache data on the partition. To solve this issue, boot on Windows and disable fast startup.
  1. Type Control Panel in the search box.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Power Options.
  4. Click Choose what the power buttons do.
  5. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  6. Scroll down to Shutdown settings and uncheck Turn on fast startup.
  7. Click Save changes.
Also note that Windows has to be fully shutted down when starting Linux otherwise the NTFS file systems on internal disks may be left in an inconsistent state and changes made by Linux may be ignored by Windows.

So it is advised to disable Windows hibernation
powercfg /h off

zisean
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Re: Cannot make new directory or paste in a Dual-boot(Windows) drive

Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Oh, Thanks a lot, I almost forgot to perform it!!

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kyrios
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Re: Cannot make new directory or paste in a Dual-boot(Windows) drive

Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:10 pm

zisean wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Oh, Thanks a lot, I almost forgot to perform it!!
So you confirm your problem is solved with this ? If so I may add this on the help center as I recall other people had write permissions on ntfs partition already.


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