Drive mount error

The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0).
Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount.
Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an
unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation
or fast restarting.)
Could not mount read-write, trying read-only

Hi @prashant2021 , welcome to the community.

Please do take a look at the #start-here category if you’ve not had a chance yet.

I think that error pretty much tells you what to do. Please reboot into Windows and power it off properly. Does that not work?


There have been several discussions here about this issue, which mostly seemed to crop up after the latest windows version update to 21H1.

Fedora refuses to mount an ntfs file system in rw if it has not been properly shutdown by windows. Hibernation and sleep are both considered an unsafe shutdown by windows and will trigger that error in fedora.

See this discussion


I have restarted and shutdown windows repeatedly but always get the same message when mounting the volume.

I had the same errors that would not clear until I carefully followed the steps in the suggested fixes for that bug report.

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