I want write access to ntfs mounted drives

Hi, I have added 2 ntfs drives to mate 20.04 using Disks and only root has write permission, how do I add myself to permissions.

Thank You.

NTFS is kind of a special file system on Linux -- the existing support on Linux doesn't generally honor file permissions stored on the NTFS file system. Instead, whoever mounted the file system gets full permissions to everything on the file system. (NTFS is sort of like FAT in this regard.)

How exactly did you mount the file systems? I'd try unmounting the file systems, then remounting both of them by clicking on them in Caja. If after that you have permissions, then we know we're on to something.

@Rusty_Lynx, it's long time since I used ntfs. Following is based on Slackware wiki (it used to work for me long back).

Open the /etc/fstab file with

sudo pluma /etc/fstab

Add the following line at the end.

LABEL=<drive-label> /media/<username>/<drive-label> ntfs-3g dmask=0007,fmask=0117,uid=1000 0 0

Of course, you should change <drive-label> to ntfs drive's name and <username> would be your login name.

Save changes and reboot (don't know if logout-login will suffice).