OK, now I get "permission denied" when trying to move to /mnt/windows as a regular user. it has:
dr-xr-x--- 1 root root 12288 Aug 13 18:01 windows/
One idea is simply to use your User ID number as one of the mount options in the 4th field - it gives you complete Ownership of the files and directories on your mounted partition - in coordination with a suitable umask value it normally does the trick.
In general - to get your uid number -
Open a command line shell - type
(substitute username with whatever yours is)
Look for the
Thats your username.