Unable to open usb drive in ubuntu

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 14:00:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Amrit Pal Pathak
<amritpalpathak1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My usb being open in windows but in linux (ubuntu),system shows it but when
> i click on it to open,it doesn't open.If i directly try to copy its contents
> ,it gives the error
> "There was an error copying the file into /home/amrit/Desktop"
> "Can't open mountable file"
> please anybody help to to get rid of it.

I suppose you are talking about a USB external hard disk, formatted in NTFS.

Install the packages:

ntfs-3g, ntfsprogs

Restart Ubuntu, and tell us whether it works,

Ioannis Vranos


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