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Sometimes when I restart my computer, my drives will mount but sometimes they won't (like right now when I'm typing this question out).

Is there an easy way, like a program that can mount them for me? Going in the console, making folders, etc, is NOT what I want. I like how Windows does it where they always mount the drives no matter what.

If there isn't a program how else can I easily mount all drives?

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Operating system? File manager? –  user25656 Mar 23 '13 at 12:11
@vasa1 I'm using an unmodified/vanilla version of Ubuntu 12.10 –  Jryl Mar 23 '13 at 12:18
Okay, so the file manager will be Nautilus. –  user25656 Mar 23 '13 at 12:26

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This works in 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 and 14.04

Type Disks in Dash, and you will get:

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Click on the little gears, to get the sub menu, and choose Edit Mount Options. After that you will see:

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Change the Automatic Mount Options to ON. do that to all the drives that you need mounted on start-up.

Note: Be careful with you modify, it may cause the system not to work properly.

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Thank you this did work. –  Jryl Mar 23 '13 at 12:37
Just glad it worked for you. –  Mitch Mar 23 '13 at 12:38
This is excellent advice. Many people are used to having to edit /etc/fstab manually. While that's appropriate and useful in many situations, it's good to know that a volume's mount options can be customized with the reasonably user-friendly GUI in Disks. –  Eliah Kagan Mar 23 '13 at 13:53
Will this also work with encrypted drives? –  Tom Brossman Mar 26 '13 at 21:23
@TomBrossman I just created an encrypted disk, and unfortunately it will not work with it. –  Mitch Mar 27 '13 at 6:26

How to auto mount NTFS part/disks in Ubuntu

Press the Ubuntu button, start your disks application.


select your NTFS Partition/Disk? Press the configuration button select Edit Mount Options...

Edit Mount Options

Turn off the Automatic Mount Options, select Mount at startup. choose your Display Name Like Data or partition-Data or seriously-not-porn, whichever best describes your personality?!

Mount Options window

Mount Point means where do you want it to be mounted! this could be /mnt/DATA//home/username/part-data or /home/username/Videos/no-porno again, what best describes your personality! After that Press OK, type in your password, again OK. and restart your system, and see your mounted HardDiskdrive.


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Thanks. It works. –  PhatHV May 8 '14 at 4:01

In the "Mount Options" window, be sure to UNCHECK the "Show In User Interface" option if you make changes using this utility. There is a KNOWN BUG that can cause the mounting to fail and even make your system unbootable if you use the DISKS utility to change these options and leave "Show in User Interface" checked.

That bug will show up as stating that the commend "x-gvfs-show" is not recognized or that there is a parameter missing when trying to mount that partition.

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