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So I have 2 external hdd's mounted. When user1 is logged in, access to those external drives are ok.

When I log off user1 and log in as user2, I cant access those external drives. This is kinda related to another question I have. I think its permissions but have tried a few things to no avail.

Suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

Here's the other issue, which seems related. related issue here

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Samba is network file sharing, so is unrelated. What filesystem do you have the external drive formatted with? – psusi Feb 13 '12 at 3:04
I know samba is network file sharing but I have shares located on the external hdd's that one user can connect while the other cant. – Muhnamana Feb 13 '12 at 3:12
Both drives are NTFS formatted. Like I said, when logged in as user1, I can connect to the drive but when connected via user2, I cant connect to them. I guess permissions but when I right click to try and modify the permissions, no change takes effect. – Muhnamana Feb 13 '12 at 3:13
Would it have something to do with one user having the drive mounted? Would this cause the other user to not be able to connect? – Muhnamana Feb 13 '12 at 3:36
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Normally NTFS is mounted so that the user who did the mounting has access to all files on the volume ( and others do not ). See this answer for details on how to configure it to store persistent permissions so you can grant both users access no matter who mounted it.

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Would a program called PySDM (Standard Device Manager)? I found this and tested on my laptop while at work. I modified a USB flash drive to have access for all users and my permissions are now as root. I'm thinking this might also work, not sure. – Muhnamana Feb 13 '12 at 17:01

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