I have a separate hard drive where my games and steam files are stored that I use on Windows. When I try to install games to that hard drive using steam I get an error that says “new steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permissions”. After searching for solutions, I tried to find a way to change the permissions of the drive and what I know is that you can’t change the permissions on a NTFS filesystem so I edited my fstab file and added "permissions" on the line for my drive and I have tried to edit the permissions by opening a file system as root, right clicking and selecting properties but every time I change it, it just goes back to root. On properties it says the owner is root with read & write access and the group is also root. I have another drive shared by windows where most of my files are stored which I use with both windows and Ubuntu and there are no permission problems with that drive. When I select properties from that drive it says my username with read & write access with the group root.
This is what is says in fstab for my 2 drives. The top one is the windows hard drive that works fine and the bottom one is the drive I’m trying to change the permissions of.
/dev/disk/by-uuid/8482DBD682DBCB36 /mnt/windows auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show,remove_hiberfile,uid=1000 0 0 /dev/disk/by-uuid/DC9C1F849C1F587A /mnt/DC9C1F849C1F587A ntfs-3g nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show,permissions,umask=002 0 0