After successfully installing Windows and Linux in dual boot mode, i had issues with mounting the windows partition or drive in linux. My objective is to access the windows partition or drive and its files on linux. The other way is not possible as windows doesn’t support linux file systems.
The Problem: The windows partition or drive can be mounted on linux. The files in windows drive are accessed in read-only mode. So it was not possible to create a new file/folder or modify the existing files/folders. This problem doesn’t solve even after changing the file/folder permissions using chmod or chown. The problem is because of the windows 10 operating system.
The solution: In Windows 10, go to control panel. Open power options and disable the fast-boot mode. By default, the fast-boot mode is enabled in windows 10. This causes the problem. Due to this, when windows is shutdown, the state of the windows and file systems are locked and stored in a file and then shuts-down. This is not a proper shutdown. This is kind of hibernate. Actually it is half hibernate and half shutdown. As the file systems are locked, the windows file systems are not properly un-mounted before shutdown. This is a benefit to windows 10, as it enables to boot fastly. After disabling the fast-boot mode in windows 10, the files/folders on windows drive can be fully accessed in linux.