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Why do I have to reboot to use the USB ports?

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Re: Why do I have to reboot to use the USB ports?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2019, 12:57:43 PM »
 

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It does appear that as long as I keep that Admin window open I can copy files to the drive, even if I can't copy them via a non-admin window. So for me, that seems like a workable solution.

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Re: Why do I have to reboot to use the USB ports?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2019, 02:38:55 PM »
 

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It does appear that as long as I keep that Admin window open I can copy files to the drive, even if I can't copy them via a non-admin window. So for me, that seems like a workable solution.

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Why to not fix it permanently via the administrator window
If you can access the drive with root account in thunar right click it again and select "Properties..." and allow write and read permissions from "Permissions" tab. Now it should work until you format it again.
 

Re: Why do I have to reboot to use the USB ports?
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2019, 04:06:01 PM »
 

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Yes, that seems to work, although it requires an admin window, and it seems just as easy to just keep the admin window open (I have four virtual desktops, so it's not in the way). But it's an easy thing to do. What I wonder is why do the permissions get changed each time I unplug the USB drive? Should that happen?
 

Re: Why do I have to reboot to use the USB ports?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2019, 04:12:08 PM »
 

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Re: Why do I have to reboot to use the USB ports?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2019, 05:04:19 PM »
 

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Because that isn't a permanent fix; it will only last until I reboot. I've tried it.


Why to not fix it permanently via the administrator window
If you can access the drive with root account in thunar right click it again and select "Properties..." and allow write and read permissions from "Permissions" tab. Now it should work until you format it again.
 


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