Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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I am dual booting with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 18.1 KDE. I have a drive that is NOT installed but I am connecting via usb adapter that I want to copy everything on another drive from. The Drive that I want to copy from is a Windows NTFS drive, I don't want to modify the files on that drive, and the drive IS installed in my computer and is seen IN Mint and accessable. And the other drive, connected via USB is also seen in Mint. But using the gui file manager in KDE I can't see to figure out how to copy all the files and directories so I can put them on this other drive which I will put in another computer that needs that data.

Is this something that has to be done in term, or can it be done in the file manger, or some file manager? How is this done?
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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With the USB drive connected, post the result of the command:

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mount | grep /dev
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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signmeuptoo@signmeuptoo-All-SeriesMint ~ $ mount | grep /dev
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=16389032k,nr_inodes=4097258,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
/dev/sda6 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
/dev/sde2 on /media/signmeuptoo/ntfsWDblktri type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdd2 on /media/signmeuptoo/ntfsWDblkdos type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/signmeuptoo/ntfsWDblkuno type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/signmeuptoo/WindowPrograms type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdf2 on /media/signmeuptoo/MintData type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,data=ordered,uhelper=udisks2)
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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I think altair4's bindfs solution to this problem is brilliant... :wink: :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=240797&p=1286076#p1286140
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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Problem is that that copies to a MyMedia directory IN MY OS SSD Drive, I need to copy the files to the USB drive that is in NTFS
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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wutsinterweb wrote:The Drive that I want to copy from is a Windows NTFS drive, I don't want to modify the files on that drive, and the drive IS installed in my computer and is seen IN Mint and accessable. And the other drive, connected via USB is also seen in Mint. But using the gui file manager in KDE I can't see to figure out how to copy all the files and directories so I can put them on this other drive which I will put in another computer that needs that data.
Can you "see" both drives at the same time?

If so, open two file browsers, open one of them at the "from" disk/partition and the other at the "to" disk/partition, select your files in "from"->copy, rt-click on the dir in the "to" browser -> Paste.
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Flemur wrote:open two file browsers, open one of them at the "from" disk/partition and the other at the "to" disk/partition, select your files in "from"->copy, rt-click on the dir in the "to" browser -> Paste.
Dolphin has a dual-pane view (Split view) - even easier... :D
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I tried that but it won't let me put them on the usb HD
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Did you add the "fuse.bindfs" line to your fstab?
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So if I want to add that to fstab, i replace /media and replace /MyXxx with the two drives?
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I will do some reading about bind! I also thank you for telling me about the split screen feature!
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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wutsinterweb wrote:So if I want to add that to fstab, i replace /media and replace /MyXxx with the two drives?
No, you add exactly what altair4 posted:

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/media /MyMedia fuse.bindfs perms=0777 0 0
Then reboot.
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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I've read the original post a few times and I am not embarrassed to admit I am confused. Combine that with not being a KDE user and I'm hopelessly lost here.

I can't tell if this is a Dolphin problem or a permissions problem or something else. This seems a little odd to me:
/dev/sdc1 on /media/signmeuptoo/ntfsWDblkuno type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
Why is it mounting with owner and group = root?

I think what would be helpfull is to answer a few questions:

Forget about copying from one to the other, Do you have write access to all these ntfs partitions?

And what exactly are the permissions?

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ls -al /media/signmeuptoo
And just in case the dreaded "Disks" utility was used what does your fstab look like?

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cat /etc/fstab
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wutsinterweb wrote:So if I want to add that to fstab, i replace /media and replace /MyXxx with the two drives?
No, you add exactly what altair4 posted:

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/media /MyMedia fuse.bindfs perms=0777 0 0
Then reboot.
It's an unfortunate coincidence but it appears that a /MyMedia directory already exists for another purpose so you might want to create another directory ... say ... /MyUSBMedia or something and bindfs to that.
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altair4 wrote:I've read the original post a few times and I am not embarrassed to admit I am confused.
Mee too!

When I plug in a USB drive, the partition label shows up under thunar's "Devices"; I click that name and it mounts to
/media/username/LABEL

No fstab or, AFAIK, "disks" involved....or is that the "uhelper" below? (I get the same uhelper for ext4 USB).

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$ mount 
/dev/sdh2 on /media/username/USB_NTFS type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
Regular user can read/write OK.
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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Oh man, I'm sorry I didn't get back here sooner and reply to you all. Give me a little. I've been able to access the drives since now.

It seems at least one problem was that Windows didn't shut down in a good state during a previous windows shut down?

I'm trying to avoid booting to Windows at all, as I am discovering things that are letting me just use Mint.

I'll run those commans, however, to satisfy your questions, for my education?
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Re: Copy directories from NTFS drive to another NTFS drive while in Mint?

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Ok, here's what typed out:

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signmeuptoo@signmeuptoo-All-SeriesMint ~ $ ls -al /media/signmeuptoo
total 52
drwxr-x---+ 7 root        root         4096 Mar  7 09:28 .
drwxr-xr-x  8 root        root         4096 Mar  4 14:16 ..
drwxrwxrwx  1 signmeuptoo signmeuptoo  4096 Mar  7 11:16 LinuxMediaStore
drwxrwxrwx  1 signmeuptoo signmeuptoo 16384 Mar  4 08:44 ntfsWDblkdos
drwxrwxrwx  1 signmeuptoo signmeuptoo  4096 Mar  5 22:18 ntfsWDblktri
drwxrwxrwx  1 signmeuptoo signmeuptoo 16384 Mar  4 03:11 ntfsWDblkuno
drwxrwxrwx  1 signmeuptoo signmeuptoo  4096 Mar  3 14:57 WindowPrograms
signmeuptoo@signmeuptoo-All-SeriesMint ~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=e0f9ffc8-0099-472d-a5ff-b773cf90fc36 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=b26dfdb5-5486-4b4b-bce1-7c1a3f8a6d72 none            swap    sw              0       0
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