Unable to paste files to Windows partition

Hello folks!

I’m using KDE Plasma. My laptop has dual boot, Window$ 10 and Manjaro. When in Manjaro, using kernel 5.15.114-2 or kernel 6.1.31-2, I have no problem with copying files to Windows partition. Copy and paste work fine! But when I use kernel 6.2.16-2 (which is the latest kernel installed), I can only copy files in Manjaro, but when I browse to the Windows partition to paste the file into a directory, the paste option is not available. The problem appears to be the kernel 6.2.16-2 because I don’t have this problem with the previous kernels as stated above. How can I fix this issue with kernel 6.2.16-2? Any suggestions or ideas?

Thank you.

  1. Make sure that Windows Fast Boot (Hybrid Sleep) is disabled. If enabled, it will not properly shut down your Windows partitions, leaving them in an open state. The Linux kernel detects this as being potential filesystem damage and will then mount said Windows filesystems in read-only mode to prevent further damage.

  2. If you’re sure that this is a problem with the Linux kernel and not with your Windows settings, then use the 6.1 LTS kernel instead. It’s the recommended kernel anyway.

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please use the forum search function for “windows file copy” first, there are several reasons, check them first. by using the forum search you’ll find threads like this one:

and others.


Kernel 6.2 is marked EOL. It will no longer receive updates. You should stick with 6.1 or 5.15 as they are LTS or try with 6.3

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Thank you all for responding to my post. I previously searched the internet and the forum for solutions and saw the same post, but the solution suggested in the previous post didn’t solve my problem and could not find the solution to the problem I have. Thus, I decided to ask for help, but I get your point and I do understand it is best to avoid cluttering the forum with another post if the solution to a particular problem has been provided previously.

As previously stated in my initial post, the problem is not related to Windows, being on fast boot or hybrid sleep, because copy & paste function works fine with kernel 5.15.114-2 and kernel 6.1.31-2. It just doesn’t work with kernel 6.2.16-2. If it were a Windows related issue, then I would have had the very same issue with the other kernels I have. I was just wondering and possibly try to fix the issue with kernel kernel 6.2.16-2 because it is the latest kernel I have, installed. By no means, I’m hellbent on only using and sticking to kernel 6.2.16-2. As a matter of fact, I didn’t know kernel 6.2 was marked EOL. As suggested, I installed kernel 6.3 and tried it too and had the same problem with the copy and paste function. Once again, I was not able to paste a file to Windows partition even with kernel 6.3.5-2. So, I deleted kernel 6.3.5-2 and 6.2.16-2 so that I don’t have to manually select kernel 6.1.31-2 each time I boot up Manjaro. Copy & Paste function (to Windows partition) works fine with kernel 6.1.31-2. I have no problem with it whatsoever!

Here is another question. Just wondering!?! Why are there so many different kernels and why some of them is marked EOL and don’t get supported? For the lack of a better term, what is the “logic” or maybe I should say, “motivation” behind it? Is it because different group of people (team) come up with that particular kernel and come to dead-end and decide not to go with it? And another question! What is your suggestion or opinion on installing and using a newer kernel? Let me rephrase it! When do you think it is a good idea or valid reason to install a newer kernel? The common sense tells me that you don’t really need to install a newer kernel just because it happens to be the latest one unless and until you have a problem with the current kernel that you’re using. Maybe I answered my own question, but there may be other reasons to switch to a newer kernel from a perspective of a Linux savvy person.

Once again, thank you for all your help and cheers!

because the amount of different hardware is growing from day to day and the kernel needs to get updated for their support and it’s obvious that there’s time for older kernels to stop maintaining them. to the other hand installing a new kernel needs a reboot and there are a lot of environments that have to run 24/7 and a reboot isn’t simple because it would break the infrastructure temporarily. there are reasons to keep the old kernel running as long as possible.

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Sorry for the bump - I didn’t see it was a week old.

You cannot - EOL

The kernel is is a joint operation in constant change → kernel.org

Newer kernels may remove support for older hardware - which makes the availablity of earlier LTS kernels a necessary evil - so to speak.

If Windows is using fast startup or hybrid sleep - it is a problem - if your Windows is not - it is not a problem.

Can it be assumed you are familiar with NTFS-3G - ArchWiki?

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