Why does my NTFS partition mount as read only?

March 27, 2019 - ubuntu
The system might not have the files for writing to NTFS partitions installed.

Try this in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove ntfsprogs && sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
This removes ntfsprogs if it's present on the system, and installs ntfs-3g which should allow you to write properly to NTFS partitions.

Then reboot your system, and attempt to open the NTFS drive for write access. You should now be able to write to the NTFS drive.

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