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I don't know too much as i am just a newbie in linux but this works for my pc.Open properties of your external device see location there. in my case it is /media/username where username is my home directory name(It will be different in your case) in terminal just enter cd /media/username/exter1 where exter1 is my external drive name. now just make ...


Install smartmontools (sudo apt-get install smartmontools), then check disk health with: $ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdb Examine the output, post here if you want. You should also run an extended offline test: $ sudo smartctl -t long /dev/sdb Wait for it to complete and check results, most likely your drive is failing, and you need to replace it.

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