Saturday, October 18, 2014

[SOLVED] Thunar Error Setting Permissions

Problem

When copying or moving files to a NTFS partition an annoying error message about setting permissions is shown. The files are still copied/moved.

Thunar Error Setting Permissions

Solution

This can be easily fixed by adding uid=1000 to your mounting options in /etc/fstab.

  1. Open fstab with root permissions: sudo mousepad /etc/fstab (replace mousepad with the command for your favorite text editor).
  2. Find the line corresponding to your NTFS partition (see example bellow for help).
  3. Add uid=1000 after umask=007, use commas (again see example).
Example

How it looks by default:

# /media/Data was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=702907667255DAFB /media/Data     ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0       0

After adding uid=1000:

# /media/Data was on /dev/sdb6 during installation
UUID=702907667255DAFB /media/Data     ntfs    defaults umask=007,uid=1000,gid=46 0       0

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