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Old 07-20-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Cant open Windows Disk form desktop (GUI only)


Whenever I click on the windows disk icon on the desktop, instead of file manager, file manager preferences opens. (see screenshot)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgm5j9j6pf...ileManager.png

When I try to navigate in File Manager to location where disk is mounted (automatically /media/{username}/) I got error: Permission Denied.
And that is sooo wrong because in CLI I can easly navigate there/copy/past/delete etc.
I can also mount it manually and then it works good (though desktop icon is gone)


It looks like this disk icon on my desktop is not associate with File Manager itself but with its File Manager Preferences.

Any ideas how to change it/fix it* ?
*yes - I have tried right click on disk icon > Aplications > Accessories > File Manager. This will open File Manager in my home dir and again if I try to navigate to mount point I will see Permission Denied.

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Old 07-20-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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If that is a windows operating system on a separate partition, I would not expect to be able to do more than read files there as a normal user. You should be able to read/write to it as root, using sudo. In order to do that as a user, you need to mount with that parameter or put an entry in /etc/fstab with those permissions.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 08:37 PM   #3
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Cant open Windows Disk form desktop (GUI only)

if Windows isn't shutdown completely it won't let you access the partition. had the same issue on a multiboot Vista 7 8 ubuntu
 
Old 07-21-2014, 04:35 AM   #4
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It is Windows partition.
It is shutdown completly
I have full RW access under CLI (as I have written). Disk icon on the desktop does not work. Does anyone know how to fix it ?
 
Old 07-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by czezz View Post
I have full RW access under CLI
are you positive this is without super user rights? as a normal user?
what are the excat commands you use to access the drive?

...maybe it's just a problem with the file/desktop manager.

personally i would mount internal drives via fstab, as was suggested before.
 
Old 07-21-2014, 06:14 PM   #6
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@ondoho - u are right. I double checked and in fact I need to be root to have access this partition.
Though this only if this partition mounted automatically.

I tried to add this partition in /etc/fstab. Result:
- disk icon is gone form desktop
- i can navigate in File Manager and access this partition (R/W) as regular user.

Removing my entry from fstab or umounting it, restores icon on the desktop, but the disk is not accesiable "Permission denied" :/
Also note: after fresh installation it was possible to access this partition just by clicking that icon. (Icon was created automatically by installation).

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Old 07-23-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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yes, with the fstab method the drive just shows up as a regular folder where you mounted it.

but now you have r/w permissions so i guess it's good, no?

i know there's a longer explanation why you sometimes get the r/w access for the drive icon, and sometimes not, but i cannot give it.
 
  


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