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Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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Icon appears where the drive is listed under "Devices". I guess it can't be good, but what does it mean? The drive in question is a Western Digital Elements. I have checked it in Gparted and also plugged it into a Windows machine and run chkdsk. No real problems found. Drive appears to work normally. Edited to add: This drive is formatted ntfs.

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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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can you take a snap of it and post it here? usually the PrtScr button does it. can't be sure of anything without more information.
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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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I have a screen print of it. Do I need an online hosting service to add it to the post?

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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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never seen that before. if your drive functions as you think it should, you can probably ignore it. you can open Disks and see what it tells about it.
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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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The drive is about 4 years old and used for backups. I had started to think about replacing it even though I wasn't having any problems with it. I have other machines running Mint 18.3 and plugged it into one of those with the same results. I tried a WD Passport drive and it didn't get that symbol when plugged in. I'd hate to need a backup and then find the drive went bad.
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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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I may be a newb, but I've seen that icon being used as a place-holder for items when the OS can't determine what icon is appropriate.

So I'd have a closer look at the drives' properties and how it is mounted.
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Re: Icon: Red circle with line through next to drive name

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Update. I booted up using a Mint 19 live install disk and plugged in the drive. No strange icons. I also ran chkdsk on a Windows machine for the second time and saw no problems. I am thinking that this is some weirdness in Mint 18.3.

Thanks to all who replied.

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