This question follows a previous question of mine here.

A user helped me to create a permanent shortcut to a folder located on the windows partition. I now can access this folder directly thanks to the shortcut but my password is asked twice when I click on it at the beginning of each session, which makes the shortcut a little less short! Actually to access any file or folder on the windows partition, I need to type my password twice.

I would like not to have to enter my password at all to access this folder through the shortcut. How can I do it? Before the actions to get a permanent shortcut, I wasn't asked my password. These actions were primarily to create a mount point by editing /etc/fstab and then to try to change the ownership of the partition but it didn't work (more details on the other question). Thanks in advance for any help!

Edit: complete /etc/fstab is:

# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=bd39de4c-2aa3-4126-959f-b73b968d92db /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=A41F-68E2  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1
/swapfile                                 none            swap    sw              0       0
UUID=90EA2482EA2466A6 /media/guigeek/OS ntfs-3g  defaults,nls=utf8,fmask=117,dmask=007 uid=1000,windows-names 0 0`
  • Please post your relevant /etc/fstab entry. – ajgringo619 Aug 19 '19 at 17:40
  • You mean this: UUID=90EA2482EA2466A6 /media/guigeek/OS ntfs-3g defaults,nls=utf8,fmask=117,dm117,dmask=007 uid=1000,windows-names 0 0 ? I'm a complete newbie in Linux, so I lack much knowledge about what is what. – Guigeek Aug 19 '19 at 17:51
  • OK - what does mount | grep /media/guigeek/OS show? – ajgringo619 Aug 19 '19 at 17:53
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    Not sure why it's mounting read-only...what does ls -l /media/guigeek show? Are you dual-booting with Windows 10? If so, is Fast Boot enabled? – ajgringo619 Aug 19 '19 at 18:05
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    Delete the last (2) lines and and this (MUST be on one line): UUID=90EA2482EA2466A6 /media/guigeek/OS ntfs-3g defaults,nls=utf8,fmask=117,dm117,dmask=007,uid=1000,windows-names 0 0 – ajgringo619 Aug 19 '19 at 19:21

create a credential file like:


Let's say under /root/.ntfspass Put in this in your fstab file

UUID=90EA2482EA2466A6 /media/guigeek/OS ntfs-3g credentials=/root/.ntfspass,defaults,nls=utf8,fmask=117,dmask=007 uid=1000,windows-names 0 0
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