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I have a NTFS partition called DATA which automatically mount at boot (on /media/DATA). It gone good since now: in /media I have a DATA empty folder which i can't delete, and a DATA_ folder, where the DATA partition is mounted. How can I remount my partition on /media/DATA and not on /media/DATA_ anymore?

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It seems like previously created DATA folder existed when you boot up your machine so the system created a new one. I think you can delete the old one and after reboot - it should be mounted as DATA again.

sudo rmdir /media/DATA


if it works then I would expect DATA_ empty this time, so lastly you can delete it too:

sudo rmdir /media/DATA_

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IMHO rmdir would be preferable to rm -r since it avoids the possibility of accidentally removing the contents of the mounted filesystem. – steeldriver Aug 16 '14 at 10:09
@steeldriver nice comment, I've fixed it in the answer. – Ruslan Gerasimov Aug 16 '14 at 10:17

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