Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Delete files on NTFS partition

After a recent update on my Arch Linux system I was no longer able to delete items from my NTFS drive that was being mounted from /etc/fstab on boot. Thunar gave me an error stating "Unable to find or create trash directory". I don't know why it used to work, but the fix was to allow my user account to have sufficient permissions to the drive in the fstab file.

/dev/sda2 /mnt/Data ntfs-3g defaults,umask=007,uid=1000,gid=100 0 1

After this change and remounting the partition I was once again able to delete files and a .Trash-1000 folder was created on the partition. Perhaps the problem wasn't due to an update, but I aggressively deleted the .Trash-1000 folder and didn't realize it...

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