If you are having problems reading/writing your NTFS drives then Windows may be causing this.
Disable hybrid sleep
Disable fast startup
Disable hibernation completely: in an elevated command prompt, run “powercfg /h off”
Even if you have disabled these features in Windows in the past you should recheck their status.
Windows update may have re-enabled these without your knowledge.
You may need to mount your NTFS drives via fstab using the correct NTFS permissions options.
Make a back-up of your fstab file before you make any modifications to it:
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
Below is an example of how you would want to mount your NTFS drive via fstab:
UUID=YOUR_UUID /media/data ntfs-3g nofail,noatime,rw,user,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=022,fmask=133,windows_names,auto 0 0
You must substitute your partitions actual UUID for “YOUR_UUID” in the above fstab load line.
You can find your drives UUID from the output of
"sudo blkid -o list", (or from within your graphical partition manager utility).
You must also substitute your actual drive name and path for “/media/data” in the above fstab load line.
To set the ownership permissions, use the “uid” and “gid” options as in the above fstab load line.
You can find your UID with the command
"id -u". To find your GID, use
"id -g". These values are both normally 1000.