Install NTFS Configuration Tool to Enable write support for shared external and internal devices in Ubuntu
by: Revengksky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
If happens to be you already shared an NTFS file system drive in Ubuntu, but you cannot read nor write on the disk. There is a solution, you can used NTFS Configuration Tool, a GUI tool makes easier to configure, NTFS device ready for write support even if its shared on the network with Windows or Ubuntu users.
(Note: For this event you may need an internet connection, in case of need to install or download available updates on your Ubuntu OS.)
(Note: For GNOME GUI, I’m not certain on other GUI Environment such as Unity, 😀 , you may try if you want, to see the results.)
Here’s the Steps / Instructions on Install NTFS Configuration Tool to Enable write support for shared external and internal devices in Ubuntu
1. Go to Applications then to Accessories then click Ubuntu Software Center. Then search for the keyword: ntfs configuration tool
After finally search the keyword, click on the NTFS Configuration Tool then click Install. Then wait until finish the installation.
(Note: It will ask for a administration password, or your own account password, type it and press Enter.)
2. Be sure that the NTFS device is mount, to make it permanently mount in Ubuntu, please click here to follow instruction on How to used Storage Device Manager.
3. Go to System, then to Administrator then click NTFS Configuration Tool. (Note: It will ask for a administration password, or your own account password, type it and press Enter.)
4. From there, you can now enable the write support for NTFS with a simple click.
Again, if you don’t yet mount the drive, it will ask you to configure it now. Click Auto-Configure to Mount the drive then click Ok afterwards.
(Note: used GParted – click here to follow on how to used it, to locate the exact device or media name, let’s say in my example /dev/sdb1.)
5. Expand the devices by clicking the Advanced Configuration, click the device (/dev/sdb1) as an example, then click or check both Enable the write support for external device and Enable the write support for internal device.
6. After all the configuration, click Close. Restart your computer to see the results.
I hope this helps you out! 😀
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