[Solved] Music Files On External Hard Drive

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Reddak98
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[Solved] Music Files On External Hard Drive

Post by Reddak98 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:14 pm

During my Windows days I put my music collection on an external hard drive. Now I have made the move to Linux. I tried to access those music files with Linux but I got nothing. How can I access my music collection with Linux? Is there a program I need to download? Will Linux read windows files? I am running Linux Mint 19 Mate on a Lenovo Thinkpad SL 510.

Thanks to all for your input.

Rick
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Re: Music Files On External Hard Drive

Post by Flemur » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:44 pm

Edit: what kind of "external hard drive"?
With the disk connected, pleas post output of

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sudo blkid
df
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Reddak98 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:14 pm
I tried to access those music files with Linux but I got nothing.
What did you try?
How can I access my music collection with Linux?
- Make sure windows is shut down completely or it leaves ntfs partitions in an unreadable state: turn off "fast boot" in windows, and shut it down. Then boot linux.
- Then, if the disk with the partition is physically hooked up, you should see it (the partition) under "Devices" or "Places" in your file-browser.
- Double click on it - it should mount to /media/username/(some-funky-number or the disk label)
- To make it mount automagically and ensure you have read/write access, add a line to /etc/fstab to
Is there a program I need to download?
No.
Will Linux read windows files?
Yes.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
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Re: [Solved] Music Files On External Hard Drive

Post by Reddak98 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:12 am

Thank you for your response. I have it working now.

Rick

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