Snapshots on NTFS drive are not read-only

The problem with read-write snapshot is that you can modify it accidentally. Even worst, if the file you modified is shared between different snapshots (hard-link) all snapshots will be affected.

This is because by default in ntfs-3g driver (this driver provide read/write support for NTFS)  files and directories are owned by the effective user and group of the mounting process (usually root) and everybody has full read, write, execution and directory browsing permissions.

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I don’t have one. Check out ntfs-3g site ( for more information.If you find a solution please share it.

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