Help I can’t write to my windows disk/partition from linux!

There may be several possible causes why one would not be able to access their Windows hard disk or windows partition. If we assume that obvious human errors are out of the question (e.g. permissions errors due user not having write permissions to the directory of the mount or user not specifying the ‘-o w’ option when mounting then the most likely cause is :

You attempted to mount an NTFS partition using the mount command.

SOLUTION: use the ntfs-3g command:
ntfs-3g -w /dev/sdb7 /mnt/winXP_drvC


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