Otherwise I suppose I should be taking the time to learn this but I just want a GUI.

Btw, in case it makes a difference, I'm using Ubuntu-Studio 16.04

  • You will need to explain what you are trying to do, what the expected result is and what happens instead. Please edit your question and add the information.
    – MadMike
    May 30 '16 at 14:12
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    Have you looked at the application Disks? it is preinstalled and may be what you need.
    – Mark Kirby
    May 30 '16 at 14:16
  • Do you just want to share a drive? May 30 '16 at 16:51
  • Mark K, unfortunately Disks didn't help me. I went to the other user's account and used it. Those drives are mounted already, but when I attempt to open them a pop up window asks me what do I want to use to open it. Instead of just using File Browser. And if I point to File Browser it just refreshes the page but won't do anything. Christopher A-B, yes. That's all I want to do. Sure it would be nice if it were to be shared by default every time the user logs in. So there wouldn't be the need to do something cumbersome every time this is needed. Btw, making the user an Admin didn't help :( May 31 '16 at 2:22

In the menu, go to System > Users and Groups, and there, select the user, click on "advanced settings" button, and in the "User Privileges" tab, mark the option "Access External Storage Devices Automatically". That's all.


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