Linux, solve the problem "unable to change /file permissions"

We could have to copy some files from the linux home formatted as ext3/ext4 to a windows partition usually formatted an ntfs, in this case the file could be regularly copied from the linux partition to the windows partition but we could have on the screen this message:

unable to change /file permissions

This happens because the ntfs filesystem, differently from the linux filesystem, does not manage the permissions and so everything is normal.

To delete this message we have to edit the fstab in the path:


we have to edit the ntfs partition mounting in this simple way:

ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

in way to totally exclude the permissions management of these partition since in these partition the linux permissions aren't working.

For example a line as this:

UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /media/win_c ntfs-3g defaults,umask=000 0 0

should be edited in this way:

UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /media/win_c ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

and we will solve the problem.