Mate will not automatically mount flash drive

So, title says it all. When I run lsusb sometimes my drive (pny) appears, but fdisk -l never shows my flash drive.

Hi Dustin,

have you tried it in all available USB sockets, or just the one?. :smiley:

@Dustin_Brown What file system is it formatted with? If it is exfat you will need to install the following:

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

Further to what Wimpy said, FAT323 should be the standard format for a USB stick!. :smiley:

I think it may be formatted NTFS. Not sure. That may be a problem.

Not if you want to copy something more than 4GB it's not!

@Dustin_Brown, NTFS support is pretty good these days. You can find out if it is NTFS formatted as follows

$ fdisk -l | grep NTFS 

To mount the device:

$ mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/your_NTFS_partition /mount/point

I'm living a little in the past CGB, I'll be 61 soon!. :smiley: Here is a lot of info for the OP to read through:

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