I have a external hard drive with ntfs partition and it isn’t accessible or mountable anymore. Last thing I did was a rsync copy to that usb drive. I still can see the ntfs partition with gnome-disks but I’m not able to mount it.
With gparted and ntfsfix (ntfs-3g package) I get the same error message:
$ VOLUME_INFORMATION attribute not found in $ Volume
I also checked the smart data from the drive which is OK (No errors logged, thresholds not nearly reached)
I also checked the hard drive with a second linux client (same behavior) and a windows client (doesn’t recognize even the ntfs partition, diskmgnt says it contains a ‘raw’ partition)
I wonder how can I access the data again without the need to copy it somewhere else (don’t have the storage for it)