I mount C:/, and I create a link from my Ubuntu desktop to Windows desktop. However, when I restart the computer, mount C again, and double click on the link, I get the error message This link cannot be used because its target “/media/me/209A9ACE9A9AA038/Users/me/Desktop” doesn't exist.

So I guess the 209A9ACE9A9AA038 part is some kind of hash that changes every time I mount C. So how can I make a link that will work persistently?

P.S. : I don't need auto-mount, but I want a link that will work whenever I mount the drive.

Thanks for any help!

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    A link to a (folder on) a partition only works if the partition is mounted, or the "link" is actually running a script, mounting the partition and opening the folder. Feb 17, 2015 at 8:30
  • @JacobVlijm the latter sounds good. Any suggestions on how to implement it?
    – jeff
    Feb 18, 2015 at 16:26

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In case we need a partition to always mount at the same place, and to be reliably present it is recommended to auto-mount these partitions at boot or login.

This can be done by an entry to your /etc/fstab file for mounting at system boot, or by using udisks if mounting should only happen on user login.

See below questions on how to do that:

To better understand file systems and what mount options there are 2 other recommended place for further reading:

Please note that Windows partitions must not be hibernated for mounting on Ubuntu.

To avoid issues with a changing UUID we can also mount by a disk LABEL:

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