Ubuntu: Can't read file from my external hard disk on ubuntu


I'm in a big problem what happen is when I mount my external hard disk on Ubuntu. I can't see any file available on my hard disk, which i can see from windows. I tried CTRL+H to see if its hidden but it shows no thing. i even tried ls -a but the command says input/output error. And this all seems to happen because of shortcut virus so i tried attrb -h -s -r /s /d h:\*.* in windows and i was able to see the content in windows but can't see them on linux.


Install GParted and gpart.

sudo apt-get install gparted gpart  

Run GParted (you will need to enter your password as it requires root privilige to run).

Select your external hard disk.

Select Device then Attempt Data Rescue

This will attempt to find any files on the disk and open a file browser, from which you can copy them to another hard disk.


Sounds like a corruption problem with your external hard drive. First install ntfsfix:

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

Then scan your hard drive for errors and attempt to fix them:

sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1


How did you try to mount the file? Did you try this

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/external  

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