KWrite does not write to txt file

My system

[hikmateustad@hikmateustad-dell]$ inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width
  Kernel: 5.10.23-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64 
  root=UUID=fd162b4b-2899-428d-9233-5f208d174b0b ro quiet mitigations=off 
  kvm.nx_huge_pages=off udev.log_priority=3 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.24 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 vt: 7 
  dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Inspiron One 2320 v: 00 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 13 v: PRFirestone_CKMY6_A00.SDR serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0XW3KG v: A02 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A10 
  date: 09/17/2012 
  RAM: total: 7.68 GiB used: 3.99 GiB (52.0%) 
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-2400S bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 2F 
  cache: L2: 6 MiB bogomips: 19960 
  Speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1600/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 
  3: 1596 4: 1596 
  Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov 
  constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept est 
  flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear 
  mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm 
  pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdtscp rep_good sep smx ssbd sse sse2 
  sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer 
  vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: vulnerable, SMT disabled 
  Type: mds status: Vulnerable; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spectre_v1 status: Vulnerable: __user pointer sanitization and 
  usercopy barriers only; no swapgs barriers 
  Type: spectre_v2 status: Vulnerable, IBPB: disabled, STIBP: disabled 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0102 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia 
  v: 390.141 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0df5 
  class-ID: 0300 
  Device-3: Chicony Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus-ID: 1-1.4:6 chip-ID: 04f2:b2a8 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia 
  display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.0x11.3") 
  s-diag: 583mm (23") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-1-2 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 96 
  size: 510x287mm (20.1x11.3") diag: 585mm (23") 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 525M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.141 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
  chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403 
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0bea class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.23-1-MANJARO running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
  Device-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi 
  v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:0091 class-ID: 0280 
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global 
  broadcast: <filter> 
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 
  chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 
  IF: enp5s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter> 
  WAN IP: <filter> 
  Device-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 Bluetooth adapter type: USB 
  driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-1.3:5 chip-ID: 8086:0189 class-ID: e001 
  Report: This feature requires one of these tools: hciconfig/bt-adapter 
  Message: No LVM data was found. 
  Message: No RAID data was found. 
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 112.77 GiB (12.1%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST31000524AS 
  size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: JC4A scheme: MBR 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVDRWBD CT30N rev: A201 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
  ID-1: / raw-size: 120 GiB size: 117.62 GiB (98.01%) used: 39.22 GiB (33.3%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 maj-min: 8:7 label: N/A 
  uuid: fd162b4b-2899-428d-9233-5f208d174b0b 
  ID-2: /run/media/hikmateustad/32D659A6D6596ADD raw-size: 120 GiB 
  size: 120 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.8 GiB (9.0%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda8 
  maj-min: 8:8 label: N/A uuid: 32D659A6D6596ADD 
  ID-3: /run/media/hikmateustad/D85EAEC75EAE9E2E raw-size: 120 GiB 
  size: 120 GiB (100.00%) used: 62.74 GiB (52.3%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda11 
  maj-min: 8:11 label: N/A uuid: D85EAEC75EAE9E2E 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 39.2 MiB fs: vfat label: N/A 
  uuid: 5450-4444 
  ID-2: /dev/sda10 maj-min: 8:10 size: 120 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: F8DA997DDA9938B8 
  ID-3: /dev/sda12 maj-min: 8:12 size: 118.22 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 3056CD4456CD0C12 
  ID-4: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 13.25 GiB fs: ntfs label: RECOVERY 
  uuid: E6CEDE74CEDE3D0D 
  ID-5: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 80 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: 7C0A92070A91BF18 
  ID-6: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4 size: 1 KiB fs: <superuser required> label: N/A 
  uuid: N/A 
  ID-7: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 size: 116 GiB fs: ext4 label: N/A 
  uuid: fa10d535-c59a-4558-a41e-b9420d1b41cb 
  ID-8: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 size: 4 GiB fs: swap label: N/A 
  uuid: 90960401-17ac-4c37-bd25-0de6808d2939 
  ID-9: /dev/sda9 maj-min: 8:9 size: 120 GiB fs: ntfs label: N/A 
  uuid: A81A73E61A73B044 
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-2: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 1-1.1:3 info: Quanta Optical Touch Screen type: HID 
  driver: hid-multitouch,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  power: 96mA chip-ID: 0408:3008 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-1.2:4 info: Realtek RTS5139 Card Reader Controller 
  type: <vendor specific> driver: rtsx_usb,rtsx_usb_ms,rtsx_usb_sdmmc 
  interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:0139 
  class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter> 
  Device-3: 1-1.3:5 info: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 Bluetooth adapter 
  type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip-ID: 8086:0189 class-ID: e001 
  Device-4: 1-1.4:6 info: Chicony Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA 
  chip-ID: 04f2:b2a8 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter> 
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900 
  Hub-4: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0024 class-ID: 0900 
  Device-1: 2-1.5:5 info: SiGma Micro Keyboard TRACER Gamma Ivory 
  type: Keyboard,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 
  speed: 1.5 Mb/s power: 98mA chip-ID: 1c4f:0002 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: 2-1.6:4 info: Holtek Optical Mouse type: Mouse 
  driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
  power: 100mA chip-ID: 04d9:0499 class-ID: 0301 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 75 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1534 gpu: nvidia fan: 100% 
  Processes: 236 Uptime: 8h 46m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 247 
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1336 lib: 415 
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.03 

Kwrite does not save a text (.txt file extension) on a Windows partition

Using dolphin file manager if I right click on the volume then I cannot create anything.
Definitely a permission issue.

What can I do to fix this?

Thank you in advance for your time.

You probably don’t have access to write to this partition – see:

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@Tomek You are probably correct about the assertition that @maycne.sonahoz put forward.
I’m pretty sure I have disabled Windows Fast Boot in BIOS. However, I frequently triple boot between Windows, Pop!_OS and Manjaro and on probably one such occasion my Windows filesystem must have been left in an open state which might have caused this error.

Worked on Windows for couple of days and then switched back to Manjaro; the error has disappeared.
If ever I face this error again I will take steps as @Tomek detailed.

I’ll mark that as the answer for the time being.

Thanks @Tomek

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