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I have a ntfs disk which used to get mapped to media/A6505A54505A2B11_/. There was also a directory media/A6505A54505A2B11/.

Then all of a sudden it started to get mapped to media/my_name/A6505A54505A2B11/. The directories media/A6505A54505A2B11/ and media/A6505A54505A2B11_/ still exist but I have 'access denied' whenever I want to browse them.

What happened and how do I make it sure that this disk will be mapped only to the certain directory?

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In the newer versions of Ubuntu the drives get mounted according to your name, and thus only you can read/write to them. Try using gksudo nautilus from ALT+F2. That will open up a root explorer that you can use to view what is in side of media/A6505A54505A2B11_/. If it is empty (be sure to check for hidden folders/files with CTRL+H), you can delete it. It is most likely just an old mount point that isn't used anymore. – DaboRoss Jun 10 '13 at 6:07
Do you have any objections to mounting them to /media/name/drive? If you do want them to be mounted to a different point then you can edit the fstab, I will post an answer soon explaining how to do that. – DaboRoss Jun 10 '13 at 6:08
@DaboRoss after rebooting the computer, it again point the old location without user name. – Alan Coromano Jun 12 '13 at 16:50
Do you have a fstab entry for the device? – DaboRoss Jun 15 '13 at 1:23
@DaboRoss Now - yes, but when it happened I didn't have it. – Alan Coromano Jun 15 '13 at 3:56
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With the new versions of Ubuntu, the mounting points also use the username, so for example, my user is cyrex and my previous mount point was /media/xtreme. It now has become /media/cyrex/xtreme. If you want to force the system to mount that specific partition to your previous place then I recommend reading answers like this one which mention editing the fstab file and adding the appropriate information to mount a partition in a specific place.

I recommend consulting the manual: man fstab.

An example (Do not apply this) would be:

   /dev/sdb1      /media/A6505A54505A2B11   ext4   defaults   0   0

This would mount the sdb1 device in /media/A6505A54505A2B11 with several parameters like assuming it has an ext4 filesystem.

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after rebooting the computer, it again point the old location without user name. – Alan Coromano Jun 12 '13 at 16:49

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