[xubuntu-users] Cant open Windows Disk form desktop (GUI only)

Bruno Benitez gridcube at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 15:46:15 UTC 2014

if the windows drive was un-properly unmounted from windows the NTSF system
is locked by default. you can re-log into windows and perform a chkdsk then
shutdown properly from windows, reboot to windows again and shutdown again,
yes all these steps, that way you make sure to properly unmount the NTFS

Alternatively you can force mount from a terminal using the "-o force"
option for an NTSF mount, this however might cause further damage to the

2014-08-04 10:59 GMT-03:00 czezz <czezz at o2.pl>:

> Anyone ?
> Dnia 21 lipca 2014 14:17 czezz <czezz at o2.pl> napisaƂ(a):
>  Hello xubuntu users,
> I have end-user problem and hope someone can help me out with it here.
> My xubuntu version:
> # lsb_release -a
> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
> Description:    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
> Release:    14.04
> Codename:    trusty
> Whenever I click on the windows disk icon on the desktop, instead of File
> Manager, File Manager Preferences opens. (see screenshot in the following
> link)
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgm5j9j6pfwrts6/FileManager.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 > Applications > 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.
> Cheers,
> czezz
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