Some of my data is on a drive that a Windows VM used, but I'd rather continue my work under a flavor of Linux. What is the foolproof way to mount this drive if it was formatted with an NTFS file system?
Here is an old answer suggesting
ntfs-3g for this but with an unresolved question in a comment, which makes me hesitant to play around without any risk of data loss.
(I guess there is no other way to get the data onto a disk that is more easily mounted by Linux flavors of GCE, and of course, I cannot reformat the drive keeping the data intact. Or if I can, let me know in a comment and I can ask a separate question for that answer.)