I am no longer able to access external drives on my computer (running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). It was working fine a few weeks ago, so I'm not sure what changed.
I get this error message when trying to open the drive in Nautilus, for both USB drives and my extra hard drive:
Unable to access "8.1 GB Volume" Not authorized to perform action
When I run Nautilus as root, it doesn't even show the drives. I was able to run
sudo gnome-disks and interact with the drives that way. If I just run
gnome-disks, then I don't have permissions and get the same error message.
I don't have this issue on another Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine with the same USB drive. Nautilus without root works fine. So I don't think the issue is with the drives but rather is with the computer.