I am attempting to use a shared hard disk(Ubuntu 17.04/Windows 10) with a Plex media server, running as a service on the Ubuntu distribution.

However, it accesses the linux file system, and I cannot seem to find the shared drive there.

If I open "Files" on Ubuntu, I have a "967GB Volume" on the left. How would I access it from the terminal?


The partition, that is shown as "967GB Volume" on the left can also be seen with the command


or if you wish

df -h

You can use the cd command to change the current directory of a terminal window to the mountpoint, where the partition is mounted.

For example

cd /media/cbll/long-uuid-string
ls -l

Please ask if you want more details.

  • You are right, if mounted, I can see it. Somehow, the /media/ directory is empty if I look from within the Plex interface. Sadly :-( – cbll Dec 13 '17 at 18:10
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    That means it is not mounted.it could be dirty if it is a windows filesystem. Linux refuses to mount a dirty filesystem. – Rinzwind Dec 13 '17 at 18:14
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    Can you mount and see the partition in your drive via a terminal window, or do you need more help? (I don't know the Plex media interface, but maybe someone who knows will see your question and can help you with it.) – sudodus Dec 13 '17 at 18:16

Any external media which is automaticall mounted will be accecible under /media.

To get to this on the terminal, simply cd /media/$USER/.

To find the path of any folder which you have open in the default file manager, Nautilus, you can press Ctrl + L:

Or you can simply drag any file to a terminal to get the full file path:

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