Desktop Icon Names for ntfs automounted drives

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Jan 4 08:48:08 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> I seem to recall sometime back in Feisty/Gutsy that when my automounted
> ntfs drives came up on the desktop, the desktop icon reflected the name
> of the drive in fstab. For example:
> /dev/sdb1 on /media/windows type fuseblk
> (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=512)
> and as listed in fstab:
> /dev/sdb1 /media/windows  ntfs  iocharset=utf8,umask=000    0  0
> would appear on the desktop icon labeled as 'windows'. However, since
> 8.04 they only appear as the media size. The drive above shows up as
> "37.9 GB Media" under the icon rather than "windows".

At least with Kubuntu the label is displayed instead of the media size if 
the partition has a label. Look here if you don't know how to set a 
label: <>.


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