Windows (NTFS partition) not visible from Debian

When you can not get access to your NTFS (Windows) partition from the Debian system do this:

  1. Install “ntfs-3g” (firstly check if not installed by default) you can download this package from and install it with dpgk tool (e.g dpkg -i <package-name.deb>).
  2. Check your device name by type:
    fdisk -l
    Example oputput:
    Disk identifier: 0xc47511ffDevice Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2 206848 314574847 157184000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda3 443899904 487843839 21971968 83 Linux
  3. Create directory in /mnt with any name (in my case “windows7”)
    mkdir /mnt/windows7
  4. Mount your device to this directory
    mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows7 -t ntfs-3g -o force

Now you should have writable and readable access to your NFTS partition.

To unmount partition do this:

umount /mnt/windows7


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