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The command you are looking for is fuser. It displays all processes accessing /media/SDD by typing sudo fuser -mv /media/SDD, where the m tells it to look on the given location, the v switches the output to a human readable list instead of just a bunch of PIDs. To automatically kill all processes (!! Use with care !!) accessing the directory, run sudo ...


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I would use encfs which is available for linux, osx and windows. Advantage is that you can also use it with cloud storage since encfs encrypts on filesystem level and therefore the changes only affect the files changed not a partition as a whole. Edit, additional info On Linux it's as easy as encfs ~/Dropbox/encrypted ~/Private I presume it's similar ...


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To see what is using your disk space, you could use the Disk Usage Analyzer tool "baobab". If not installed by default, install via the Software Centre, or from a terminal with sudo apt-get install baobab This program works better if run as root, because there are certain files not visible to normal users, so run it with pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY ...


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Excuse me if my question is stupid, but did you connect your HDDs to motherboard via SATA cables, not USB, right? The next question is why you have 'sync' in /etc/fstab? I dont have one in mine. Please try without this.


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By default, Windows can't read ext2/3/4 file systems - unless you specifically went out of your way to format your drive in a different file system when you installed Ubuntu, your files are probably in one of those file systems. You'll need to install software on Windows that can read those file systems. This article suggests three tools that you can try, ...


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Unlike e.g. NTFS or FAT ext4 supports Unix style permissions so the UIDs are stored in the file system and can't be changed by mount options. If your disk is mounted on first/ use sudo chown 1000 --recursive first/ to make UID 1000 the owner of all files and folders on that partition. By default 5% of a ext4 file system are reserved for root. With the ...



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