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Where does the deleted files in Wine go?

Ok, I've tried to research about this, but so far no definitive answer: I am updating PortableApps apps stored on a USB device, using Wine. My question is: The files that are deleted when updating, ...
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I want to block all usb devices except usb keyboard and usb mouse using udev rules in ubuntu 16.04 & above.?

I want to block all usb devices except usb keyboard and usb mouse using udev rules? The purpose is to restrict users from attaching external storage devices (flash drives, phone internal storage and ...
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Fresh Install Ubuntu 18.04. USB Storage Devices are not recognized

Recently installed 18.04 on a fresh hard drive. Everything seems to work, including usb keyboard/mouse, but not usb storage devices. The usb storage devices (I've tried three different ones) all work ...
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How can I accurately see how long it takes to write a file to an external medium?

I have been trying to benchmark how long it takes to read from and write to the entire available space in the FAT filesystem on a 3.5" floppy disk. Reading wasn't much of an issue. As long as the file ...
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MiniDLNA doesn't see anything on external USB HDD

I am having issues with miniDLNA parcing my videos from the source external harddrive. Before we begin let me preface this letting you know if I copy a .mp4 to the internal hard drive, reconfigure ...
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Not recognising usb storage and phones

I've just upgraded to ubuntu 18.04, i wanted to copy some files from my pendrive but my laptop which runs on Ubuntu is not recognising the pendrive. Nothing happens when i insert the pendrive. I ...
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USB C keeps disconnecting

I'm using an Acer E 15 laptop with Ubuntu 18. I get my self Roline USB3.1 Hub 4-port what connect to USB Type C. When I plug USB in any of that 4 ports I got disconnecting in short random time. Like ...
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How to get access to USB-storage from the application installed as Snap?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed. I inserted USB-flash to my laptop. It was automounted to /media/username/DISKLABEL and opened in Nautilus. I can read and write objects to it. How can I access it ...
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Why can it be harmful to use the same usb stick on both Ubuntu and Windows? [closed]

I keep a back-up of all my documents and images on an USB stick. Mostly, I use my Ubuntu PC, but occasionally, I use my Windows 8.1 PC. As a result, I save my files to an USB stick. For example, I ...
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using Ubuntu in low end PC with no usb boot option [duplicate]

I have a low end PC with 1.5 GB ram and 40 GB hard disc. boot through usb is not working. I need to know how to use Ubuntu alongside windows without consuming much hard disc space
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Full Linux installation on USB with Windows Storage

I hope i'm not making a duplicate question as you can never really tell no matter how hard you search, which is something that i did. Anyhow, to be fully straightforward, i would like to install a ...
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Usb storage is showing corrupted in windows after connecting to Ubuntu

I've connected a usb hard disk to my ubuntu 16.04 LTS and copied data to and from usb disk. Then I connected the usb back in windows system. Windows is showing the error that the hard disk is ...
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ubuntu 17.04 freezes after safe removing usb flash or hdd

My laptop (dell studio xps 1640) is running a kubuntu 17.04 with kernel 4.10.0-42-generic. Most of the times when i connect a USB or HDD device, after safe removing the device when i physically remove ...
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impossible to write or acces to a usb key

First sorry for my bad english. I ve recently bought a usb key, and manage for some days to use it. But recently it doesn't work anymore. I cant even acces to. There is noting important inside, and i ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 installed on USB stick dont't boot after power loss

Several times i have installed xubuntu 16.04 on 2 adata s102 32GB usb sticks. OS boots every time i use restart command or shutdown command and then power on button. After i turn off power supply (...
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16.04 keeps waking up unmounted USB drives

I don't know if anybody else has experienced this, but i did on two systems on which i installed 16.04. Essentially, if i plug a USB drive, unmount it (eject it in Nautilus), and put it to sleep (...
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USB FAT32 Memory Stick was just wiped clean. Permissions denied just prior

I was just scanning some images with Xsane and saving them to a USB Memory Stick. I had spent much of today doing this. I had about 200 images on this 32 GB memory stick. Suddenly I got the message ...
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unable to access/mount/format usb drive

I have an usb drive that does not appear anywhere. (I also tried on windows7) only in Disks it appear but I'm unable to do anything, even formatted it... Is there anything I can do ? EDIT : even ...
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Bug found while copying file from usb to hdd

1) It is estimating wrong size to copy. I selected 171.8MB file. It shows 20.8MB to copy 2) Speed starts at 1 mbps. it is ok, but dips till 120 kbps. I am using USB 3 pendrive. This is too low speed ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16 on USB

I was following a tutorial on installing Ubuntu on a usb but encountered a problem. It said to find the usb stick labelled as /dev/sdb but there is none. It is all /dev/sda The usb stick is a 16gb ...
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Removing write protection from usb

The PCs in my college use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I tried plugging in my usb recently, but it wouldn't detect. So, I checked out the blacklist.conf file, and saw that usb_storage was blacklisted. I deleted ...
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USB 3.0 stick inhibits USB mouse

I have a keyboard/mouse Logitech Wireless Desktop MK270 that works very well. I recently bought this USB stick. When I plug it in, the mouse is inhibited: the cursor disappears completely. When I ...
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USB sticks are Read-Only in new installed Ubuntu 16.04!

I have a DELL Vostro 1015 laptop and just installed Ubuntu 16.04 upon. But I cant copy anything into USB flash memories! The "paste" option and "new folder" option don't work on USB flash memory! I ...
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Harddrive on USB-to-SATA adapter not showing full size

I've bought a new 4TB hard drive, a Western Digital WD40PURX, to replace an existing 1TB drive, and because I don't have a free internal SATA port - I've used a USB-to-SATA adapter I had lying around ...
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How to remove read only from usb stick?

I have a usb stick that is read only. I want to completely erase it, so I could write on it again. I had tried to remove the write protection - but nothing worked (chmod, dd, dosfsck, gparted, hdparm,...
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USB not recognized on windws after file transfer on ubuntu

Anytime I use ANY USB storage device on my Ubuntu machine, it's somehow corrupted on my Windows machine. Filesystems Effected: NTFS, FAT32 Ubuntu Version: 16.04 Windows Version: 8.1 Pro Steps to ...
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16.04: USB formatting interrupted - not seen in diskmgmt or lsblk

Previously working device in freshly-made VMware VM of 16.04 x64 on Win 8.1 x64 guest. While following the top answer in this thread, I was interrupted before I got a chance to write the changes ...
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How does Launcher get to choose which icon to display for different storage devices?

I have different drives; SSD, HDD, USB, eBook readers, and phones, usually show up with particular icon identifying the type of device. I would like to understand how does Launcher or Nautilus get to ...
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How to block all USB storage devices in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I need to block all USB storage devices (pendrives & mobile devices) but I need to access USB keyboard and USB mouse. I have already tried by editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by adding ...
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Best setup for Ubuntu running on USB3 thumb drive

First of all, my apologies for my complete lack of ignorance of all things Linux. The last time I had a linux box I used with any regularity, President Clinton was still in office. I am running ...
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Sudo Gnome Disk break shutdown and usb mount

I have been reinstalling my system about 7 times. And I think it's time to ask. Everything in my ubuntu was working fine until I disable the automount in gnome-disk (with su permission). Then I ...
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Can't connect 3.5 inch HDD with external USB 2.0 to SATA enclosure

So I got a cheap external HDD enclosure keep my 2 TB Seagate desktop HDD in. When I connect it to my PC the drive spins up but it's not being detected. lsblk does not even show the device. This is ...
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How can I find out the EXACT storage space of my USB drive?

I'm planning to burn a Windows 8 image on my USB. Win is 3,9 GB, and so is my USB, according to Files > USB > Properties, but how can I tell the exact storage size of my USB, in case Windows is few MB ...
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install Ubuntu to usb [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu to usb drive and boot from it without installing it to the inbuilt hard drive? I have installed it on the hard drive before but now I want to install it to usb......
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Program recommendation to test USB memory

I recently bought some USB sticks and SD cards. The price was way too good, and I suspect they are counterfeit products. I am not able to find a program to that runs on Ubuntu that can be used to ...
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Usb drive mounted read only with different name in 11.1 (Triple boot - Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Win 10)) [closed]

I had my system working completely alright with dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10. But I installed Ubuntu 11.10 too which when I log in show the usb drive as readonly and also with name appended ...
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Systemd execute a script everytime a USB-Stick is inserted

I want to launch a script everytime a USB stick is inserted. After experimenting with udev, I tried to accomplish my task with systemd (udev is supposed to run only short tasks). Systemd works fine ...
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Can't mount external HDD connected with SATA USB to a notebook

When I connect external HDD with SATA USB I get: farmazon3000@farmazon3000HQ:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04LTS USB stick not showing up as a device in Clementine or Banshee

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04LTS I have found that any USB Stick that I insert into the computer no longer appears as a device in Clementine or Banshee to enable me to transfer music over to the ...
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how connect asus zendisk as400 on ubuntu

How i mount ZENDISK AS400? It dont mount hdd, only mount u3 cd image as /dev/sr0. affects all versions including Ubuntu 16.04.1, 12.04, etc. lsusb: Bus 002 Device 008: ID 0b05:17b4 ASUSTek Computer,...
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How to Prevent users from copying files to usb..?

using ubuntu 16.04lts,Some of the users are taking important files into their personal devices(pen drive or portable HDD). How to prevent users not to send or copy files to usb..? users are using USB ...
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Why the file usage decreases dramatically when the directory is copied from guest Ubuntu to usb disk?

I have a VMware installed on my Windows 10, and the guest is Ubuntu. I copied a directory of 2.2G from the Ubuntu guest to my USB flash disk by this command: rsync ubuntudirectory usbdirectory -r ...
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Ubuntu live usb with extra storage partition

I'm booting off a live usb and would I also want to use the same usb stick for storing data. I'm not at all interested in full system persistence, but rather to have the stick function as a normal ...
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Certain USBs not working

I have 2 USB sticks. One of which is not working. Whenever I plug it in, nothing happens. No confirmation screen, no USB icon, nothing. I don't know if this is part of the problem, but I have large ...
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usb mp3 player not showing up using ubuntu 16.04

I have a ONN-W7 mp3 player which windows 7 sees however ubuntu doesn't http://en.onnchina.com/mp3_mp4/product172.html but my ubuntu 16.04 isn't showing it as a device. I've tried gparted, lsusb, gmtp ...
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A new Sandisk Ultra usb 3.0 stick reformatted to ntfs stopped working when accidentally full

I bought a SanDisk Ultra 16GB 3.0 USB stick, reformatted it to ntfs and "managed" to copy too much data on to it. After that it is undetectable in Ubuntu as well as in Windows (10). I have tried fdisk ...
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SanDisk Cruzer Blade on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a 128G USB stick but Ubuntu doesn't mount it, doesn't see its partitions and doesn't let me format it. dmesg: [ 3124.001070] scsi host8: usb-storage 3-6:1.0 [ 3125.001042] scsi 8:0:0:0: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't recognize my USB 3.0 flash drive

I have a 8 GB USB 3.0 Silicon Power flash memory. I'd been using it on my laptop,which only has three USB 2.0 ports, until it didn't anymore mount on Ubuntu after being plugged in. The problem is that ...
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Copying files to USB

I used a USB to make Ubuntu 16.04 bootable on my desktop (which is Ubuntu 16.04) for installation on my laptop. Then I could not format the drive. I have done this now, but. I can not copy files to ...
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USB locked: how do I reinitialize layout of the whole device [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 onto a USB stick. I installed Ubuntu onto my laptop. When I try to format the USB stick, I get this error message: This partition cannot be modified because it contains a ...