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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    You just changed ownership of /mnt/Data.
    You need recursion to change everything in /mnt/Data.
    But recursion can be dangerous, so make sure you are running just on your data partition and not on some system partition.
    We have seen users accidentally put a space after / mnt and then it changes everything in / destroying system.
    One more reason for good backups.

    I sometimes use sudo when I should not and root controls some files. So I occassionly have to run this.
    Note my mount is data not your Data.

    # so chown & chmod after mounting either manually or via fstab
    sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /mnt/data
    # The big "X" will also not make files executable unless they were executable to begin with.
    sudo chmod -R a+rwX /mnt/data
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    You are right The Cog i have now created the file. Thanks to you all.

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    I have a folder (link) in Home called Music but it is not listed separately in Files like Downloads or Documents etc. which I haven't linked yet. How do I restore it?

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by KieranFitzgerald View Post
    I have a folder (link) in Home called Music but it is not listed separately in Files like Downloads or Documents etc. which I haven't linked yet. How do I restore it?
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by this but I suspect it means that you have not created a link to the Music folder in that data partition.

    Use command
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    ln -s /mnt/data/Music Music
    to add a link called Music in your home which will look asm if the Music folder is there.
    Make certain you remove any file or folder currently in your home named Music and also get the case of /mnt/data correct; as oldfred has said data is not the same as Data.

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    When I open Files from the launch-bar I get a list of folders on the left of the screen . Since setting up a link to Music in Data (my name) Music is missing from the list in files, see screen shot, but appears in Home. How do I replace it?
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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    If I understand the question correctly, using the file browser naviigate to and open the folder in question.

    At the top of the browser window find the item for Music. It should have a down arrow symbol. Click on the arrow to open the options menu, then select "Add to Bookmarks." fini.
    regards

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    Please look at the sceen-shot the list of files does not include Music, it did before setting up the symlink. I'm not sure how better describe the problem.

    In the screenshot, the file browser is using the "recent" filter (upper left pane), so it's only showing files/directories that meet its criteria.

    Select "home" just below and see if that works better.

    Home works fine I just like the Home folders listed below Home, must be possible!
    Last edited by howefield; November 23rd, 2020 at 10:22 PM. Reason: merge posts.

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    howefield why have you merged my post with someone else's reply. I'm surprised this can be done.

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by KieranFitzgerald View Post
    howefield why have you merged my post with someone else's reply. I'm surprised this can be done.
    Ah.. an error when tidying your duplicate post. My apologies.

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    Re: Setting up folders on HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by KieranFitzgerald View Post

    Home works fine I just like the Home folders listed below Home, must be possible!
    Do what I said above. Navigate the the folder you want listed in the left pane, click on the down arrow symbol where that folder is listed in the bar at the top of the folder window to open an actions menu. Click on "Add to Bookmarks". Fini.
    regards

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