I used to be able to open up the Files program and read/write/delete/update any file on my Windows disks/partitions.

Now, the drives/partitions appear in Files, but nothing happens when I click on them. I think this might have started happening after I went to Freya.

Any fix?

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This issue isn't about elementary OS. It's about Windows 10 and it fast boot mode.

You can find a solution here:

how mount Windows Ntfs partition

  • Awesome, that worked perfectly! Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 2:05
  • Yes, this does work if you see the drives in 'Files', you click on it and it takes you back to your root. Thank you for a working solution.
    – schmoopy
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 6:51

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