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Failing to mount correctly NTFS drive

I have seen some times my external drives to fail to mount correctly on Ubuntu giving the message:

“$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 0)
Failed to mount ‘/dev/disk/by-uuid/FE5C75355C74E9B3’: Operation not supported
Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use … ”

This is frustrating and scary at first. But finally it seems to be a common problem when somebody does not “remove safely” the drive, so the NTFS log of the drive thinks it is still on.

Fortunatelly there is a very easy to use tool:

$sudo ntfsfix /dev/drive_name

where /dev/drive_name can be found by the command: (sudo) fdisk -i.

Many many thanks to this post!