Reading and writing files to a Windows partition

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Dec 15 00:14:11 UTC 2011

On 15/12/11 07:31, David C. Curtis wrote:
> On 11-12-14 11:12 AM, Bill Stanley wrote:
>> I dual boot with Windows. My Linus partitions are the usual partitions
>> and for windows I have 2 partitions C: and D: with D being a small
>> partition where I keep files that both Windows and Linux access. I never
>> write to C: and seldom read files on C:. I do this because in the past
>> file access to Windows was uncertain. (If I somehow mess up D: with
>> Linux writing files, its not a disaster.)
>> My question is... With the improvements to Linux are these precautions
>> needed? Is Linux access to Win32 and NTFS file systems reliable enough
>> to not have to worry about?
> I read/write/delete files in Windows partitions from Linux all the 
> time with only one issue. Just don't write to the Windows partitions 
> while Windows is in hibernation. When it wakes it'll 'see' corrupted 
> files and delete them.
> I don't know how windows (un)mounts file systems and what it does when 
> waking from hibernation but I have been bit by this quirk fairly 
> recently (win7, 10.10 IIRC) and lost data.

Forgive me for asking, but the OP stated that he DUAL BOOTS with Windows 
so how can Windows be "in hibernation" when he is using Linux?


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