Alex W.'s Blog

Ubuntu - I Control My Hardrive

April 21, 2011

I have been suffering a problem with my NTFS partitions, I couldn’t delete the files on them to trash! After trying many different things I finally found a solution.

I install PYSDM from the Software Center and set the drives to auto-mount. Then I replaced this line in /etc/fstab

#Entry for /dev/sdb7 :
UUID=01CB886B4DC9A550
/media/Downloads_and_Important  ntfs-3g  defaults,  0  0

With

#Entry for /dev/sdb7 :
UUID=01CB886B4DC9A550
/media/Downloads_and_Important  ntfs-3g  defaults,umask=002,fmask=113,gid=100,uid=1000  0  0

This gave me, my account alex - Alex-Wendland, full control over the drives and succesfully deleted the files to trash like it should!


Alex Wendland

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