I've recently noticed that a lot of files are quite literally disappearing from my NTFS partitions. First, I thought it might have been my fault, maybe accidentally deleting the files. Later, I noticed that this especially happened after file transfers but other times, random files disappear. Sometimes, I could retrieve the files by running checkdisk from Windows but other times, I can't seem to retrieve the files at all!
I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the way I mount these NTFS partitions in my fstab which is as follows:
/dev/sda5 /media/Other ntfs rw,auto,users,async,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=1000,uid=1000 0 2
/dev/sda6 /media/Work ntfs rw,auto,users,async,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=1000,uid=1000 0 2
/dev/sda7 /media/Entertainment ntfs rw,auto,users,async,exec,nls=utf8,umask=003,gid=1000,uid=1000 0 2
I also thought it could be due to Fedora not dismounting the partitions properly or not writing back all the data.
This allows me to have a trash can in the NTFS partitions. I'm thinking of actually switching to ext4 partitions for my data as well if this doesn't stop (Cause some important work code just disappeared) and hoping that ext2fds may allow me to access those files in the few rare times I do use Windows.
Is it possible to fix this issue or should I try using ext? Or worse yet, is it a problem with the hard drive itself?
If I could get some help with this, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.