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    copy file to NTFS device

    I need to copy a file from my Desktop to an NTFS drive that is attached. I have the drive mounted but can't copy and paste into the NTFS drive. What do I need to do?
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    Re: copy file to NTFS device

    How exactly did you mount it?

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    Re: copy file to NTFS device

    did an auto mount at the boot
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    Re: copy file to NTFS device

    Quote Originally Posted by deeppow View Post
    did an auto mount at the boot
    That doesn't tell us much.

    Post the output of this terminal command with the ntfs drive plugged in and mounted:

    Code:
    mount
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    Re: copy file to NTFS device

    ralph@AMS2:~$ mount
    /dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
    none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
    none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/sdb1 on /media/UserData type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,b lksize=4096)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ralph/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ralph)
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    Re: copy file to NTFS device

    This:

    Quote Originally Posted by deeppow View Post
    Code:
    /dev/sdb1 on /media/UserData type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/ralph/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=ralph)
    Tells us that the sdb1 partition is mounted read-write using the ntfs-3g driver. So the question is: what happens when you try to copy and paste into it? You say you can't but what happens when you try? Do you get an error message?

    Also - you say "auto-mount at boot". Does that mean you simply have the drive plugged in when you boot, relying on the automounting capability of the file-manager (actually udisks) or do you have a custom line in /etc/fstab?
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    Re: copy file to NTFS device

    Many thanks for you input!

    I trashed the original mount and rebuilt a new one that works fine now.
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