I have just installed elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 (32-bit) on the "E" drive. I also have Windows 8 installed in "C" drive. I cannot access any of my "C" and "D" drive files. Can you suggest me methods which could help me access those files?
The Possible fixes:
Boot in to windows and shutdown completely.Then boot to elementary OS there the partition will mount in read-write mode automatically.
(I too follow this when I got similar problem)
If you want to solve without doing shutdown,
The simple way is using ntfsfix
ntfsfix is a utility that fixes some common NTFS problems. ntfsfix is NOT a Linux version of chkdsk. It only repairs some fundamental NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the first boot into Windows.
sudo fdisk -lto identify
Now run the command:
sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda3
If you are getting the same problem every time, the reason would be Fast Startup feature of Windows 8. Then the permanent solution would be : Disable Fast Startup in Windows 8