I saved my data on an external drive using a Ubuntu 14 machine. In that Ubuntu 14 machine, I can see in the following:

david@david-Toshiba:/media/david$ pwd
david@david-Toshiba:/media/david$ ls -lrth
total 12K
drwx------ 1 david david 12K Jun 23 19:25 TOSHIBA EXT

Files and folders inside TOSHIBA EXT (the external drive) are seen in black/blue as usual:

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However, when plugging this external drive in a Ubuntu 16 machine, I see:

david@david:/media/david$ pwd
david@david:/media/david$ ls -lrth
total 12K
drwxrwxrwx 1 david david 12K Jun 23 20:25 TOSHIBA EXT

And I no longer see the files/folders in black and green:

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Why I cannot see the files/folders in the same way as in the Ubuntu 14 machine?

  • Regarding the permissions: Your mount options are the same on both systems? and an hopefully stupid q: the name as EXT in it. From external? Or ext as in the filesystem? If not the latter... is it NTFS? :P Regarding colors: that will be a different alias to the command "ls" or a different color scheme for "ls". Those can differ too.
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 23 '19 at 22:29
  • @Rinzwind 1) I just plug in the external drive on both Ubuntu 14 and 16 systems, so the default mounting options might being used. 2) TOSHIBA EXT is just the name of the external hard drive. 3) The ls alias is the same in both systems.
    – Dave
    Jun 23 '19 at 22:48

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