How to PERMANENTLY fix grayed out files with Mounty, (even fstab) on my NTFS external drive

How to PERMANENTLY fix grayed out files with Mounty, (even fstab) on my NTFS external drive

Good evening! I hope everyone is well. I had a question for the masses. I am having a hard time with Mounty and for that matter any form of mounting NTFS drives. My FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB External HDD has been great for many years. I am now having issues with the "grayed out file phenomenon" with mounty issues illustrated here:

please see the red box

Now I can use the command and it restores my file as indicated but every single time I unmount my drive and remount it the same files are having this same issue repeatedly. Currently I have discontinued my use with Mounty and have moved onto mounting my drive in R & W with fstab which works but still provokes the same issue. Is there ANY way to get this to stop PERMANENTLY??? The files are inaccessible through windows 10 as well. I have also cleared other file attributes using the. "ls -@0eln " syntax too. Again all issues return either on reboot or remount of the drive. Please let me know what you think.

***I used to use NTFS-3G via Brew but the instructions for Catalina have gotten vastly complicated yet I do as instructed but still cannot seem to get auto-mount R & W to work properly so if anyone has any thoughts there too please let me know. Thanks.

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