I have a drive mounting issue, and I think it has to do with the way Nautilus takes ownership of my mounted drives.

I have an NTFS partition mounted in /media through /etc/fstab. In this configuration, my snap apps (eg. VLC) is able to access my files, however Plex cannot see the media files.

If I mount my NTFS partition in any other location, such as /disks, then Plex works fine. However, now my snap apps cannot access files on the mounted partition.

What's the best solution so all my apps can work nicely together?

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    How do you have it mounted through your /etc/fstab? Mine works fine in the configuration for snap apps and Plex Media Server. Mine is configured in my fstab file like UUID=a50fd553-b143-4ad8-bdb1-2247d9349e86 /media/storage ext4 defaults 0 0. I did have this same configuration for a NTFS partition on another computer and Plex Media Server was able to still see all the media. – Terrance Aug 16 '18 at 14:22
  • I have it mounted in [fstab] as [UUID=505890B358909988 /media/user/TV/ ntfs-3g auto,nofail,user,rw 0 0]. Plex can see the foder TV, but not the mounted drives and files. – Bunta22 Aug 16 '18 at 14:31
  • I would try creating it's own mount point in the /media folder like sudo mkdir -p /media/TV then remove the TV folder from the /media/user/ folder. This will leave the /media/user/ folder open for auto mounts. Then do your fstab entry like so. This is one I have been using for the media on an external 3TB drive I have been using: UUID="6AAA4323AA42EB61" /media/Seagate ntfs defaults,nofail 0 0 and that one has not given me any issues at all. – Terrance Aug 16 '18 at 14:47

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