I feel like this is a really simple and fundamental function that Windows should have, but so far Google has been telling me it isn't possible. How can I mount an NTFS partition read-only in Windows?
You can modify the volume attributes to make it read-only:
- Switch off "automount" by running
- Connect disk to Windows (do not mount the disk)
select volume X(where X is the correct volume number from the previous command)
attributes volume set readonly
detail volumeand ensure the read-only bit is set
Now you can mount the volume and it will be read-only.
Note that the diskpart commands can be abbreviated, e.g.