I have steam client installed on my SSD. And I have games installed on secondary HD. When I go to Settings and Add Library Folder I navigate to /media/user/Storage/Programs/steamapps and select. It gives the error

New Steamlibrary folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions.

So I tried to unmount my drive and remount it. Same error. Then I right clicked the folder and checked that the permissions were set to Create and delete files. Same error. The file system is showing Owner:Me.

I am running Ubuntu 19.10.

  • So I tried to mount via terminal instead of just through the ubuntu files app. And this is what I got: '$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/storagehd [sudo] password for user: The disk contains an unclean file system (0, 0). Metadata kept in Windows cache, refused to mount. Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting.) Could not mount read-write, trying read-only' So seeing this I might need to reformat that HD which sucks because all of the steam games are on it. – Kehlan Nov 15 '19 at 16:08
  • I have a 3rd HD that Windows is on. So it shouldn't have any files on this HD at all. I don't get it. – Kehlan Nov 15 '19 at 16:09

This is resolved. I had to disable Windows Fast Start inside of Win10 because I didn't have the option in my bios (mobo: AsRock Extreme4 Z77). Once I did that then I did a shut down in Windows and booted Ubuntu. I ran the same command and added the library successfully.

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