HDD can not be mounted

Forgive an ignorant pensioner but…
I have had an external HDD with some music on it. It has worked well for several years. But after being unused for some time Manjaro doesn’t want to read HDD… HDD is found by file manager but can’t mount it. The strange thing is that Windows can read it without any problems.
Is there anything to do to make the HDD readable Manjaro, without reformatting it in Windows?

Best Regards


You most likely have Windows Fast Startup (Hybrid Sleep) enabled. This does not properly shut down the filesystem.

Boot up in Windows, run a CHKDSK.EXE on the filesystem to make sure it does not contain any errors, disable Fast Startup, and completely shut down Windows before booting into Manjaro. It should work then. :wink:

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