On xfce panel launcher disappeared and system doesn't recognises usb nor external hard drives anymore

I updated my system with pacman and restarted.
When I logged back in, the launcher has disappeared and my NTFS external hard drive does not mount and get the following error: “An error occurred while accessing ‘XXX Drive’, the system responded: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting /dev/sda1 at /run/media/ltw/XXX Drive: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error”
Any help is very much appreciated, Thank you in advance

What file system?

It’s a NTFS drive.
I never had any issues before, it was mounting fine.

You could try to disable the kernel-internal ntfs3 driver by:

sudo pacman -Syu ntfs-3g
echo 'blacklist ntfs3' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/disable-ntfs3.conf
sudo mkinitcpio -P
sudo update-grub

and reboot afterwards. Several users had similar issues.

Always make sure to completely shutdown Windoze before switching to Manjaro. Switch off Fast startup in Windoze and similar things.


That seems to have resolved the hard drive issue, Thank you so much!

Just the missing panel issue left

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I don’t know about restoring the old panel, but you can hit Windows key and then settings - panel, or ctrl+esc and then applications-settings-panel, and add and configure new panel.

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