Automount NTFS Partitions with All Permissions

Somethings really need to be burned onto the inside of my skull., since I forget them ALL the time. This is especially true for Linux commands for trivial tasks. Automounting NTFS partitions with execution permission in Linux is one of those things for me. Here’s how to do it in Linux Mint (or probably any other Debian-based Linux distro)

1) Find  the UUID of your partition by

$ blkid


2) Add the following line in the file /etc/fstab

UUID=<xxxxx> /media/[whatever] ntfs rw,auto,users,exec,nls=utf8,umask=000,gid=46,uid=1000    0   0


3) Run the following command to verify everything is working fine

$ sudo mount -a


You can verify the uid for your user by running

$ id


Note the option umask=000. This gives execution permission to all files.


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