Linux: How to Automount NTFS Partition in Ubuntu?

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How to get all of our NTFS partitions being automatically mounted each time Ubuntu boots up? By default you have to click on a selected partition in file manager (GUI) to force system to mount it. In fact this effect will stay until you reboot your system which is not the most convenient approach. Let's force Ubuntu to mount partitions permanently during its start.

Tool Installation

Open Software Center and in the search input field type ntfs config. Find and install NTFS Configuration Tool. Alternatively if you can’t find it, open terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

Now if you have any NTFS partition currently mounted - unmount them.

Go to menu – System – Administration and find NTFS Configuration Tool. Enter root password when prompted. Once the program is opened, choose those partitions that you are interested to be auto mounted.

Further check the following checkboxes:

  • Enable write support for external device
  • Enable write support for internal device

From now on, selected NTFS partitions will be automatically mounted when your Ubuntu session start.

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