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I want to be able to view the contents of my mounted drive in /mnt/windows with users other than root. So far I have been denied access. I have tried to change the group ownership (ken in group windows) and still access denied. Is there anyway to fix this?
If you want a group to own the ntfs-disk then you need to pass a gid=xxx when you mount it.
I have done this in my /etc/fstab so it loads the ntfs-disk on startup. You simply put the gid=xxx among the comma-separated mountoptions in fstab on the line with the ntfs-device if this is what you want...
Of course you should have a nice number that corresponds to your group instead of xxx which you can look up in /etc/group
You might also want to pass auto and ro with the gid-option. Last time (pretty recent) I heard the ntfs drivers were buggy when it comes to writing but does fine reading. In the worst case you could mess up the whole ntfs-partition writing to it.