Can’t Mount NTFS drive “The disk contains an unclean file system”

Are you facing the issue of not being able to mount your NTFS drive due to an “unclean file system” error? Don’t worry, this is a common problem faced by many users and can be easily fixed.

can't mount ntfs drive “the disk contains an unclean file system”

An unclean file system can occur due to various reasons such as a sudden power outage, system crash, or improper shutdown of the computer. This can result in the file system being marked as “dirty” and prevent it from being mounted.

Well, it can be the most annoying error while using Ubuntu in dual boot mode with Windows.

This could be caused by a faulty hard drive, a bad sector on the disk, or a number of other computer problems. As an example, I have had the error after a sudden shutdown and before restarting the computer.

If you getting this error while accessing disk drives in Ubuntu 16.04 you can fix it very easily.

Unclean file system

All you need it to log off the Ubuntu and boot from the Windows.

Now shut down the Windows using Command Prompt with the following command:
shutdown /s
Now boot into Ubuntu. The error must be gone.


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