Since changing my uid I no longer have the permissions to see a USB hardrive/stick that is automatically mounted at /media/USERNAME.

Nautilus gives the message

Unable to open a folder for DRIVENAME

No application is registered as handling this file

If I log on as root in a terminal I can see that the drive is mounted in the proper location and can access the files.

Does someone know what I need to do to make it so that I can use the mounted drive with my non-root user?

For other users on the system everything works as expected. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10.

  • I think your question is answered here: superuser.com/questions/617777/…
    – YoMismo
    Feb 9, 2015 at 14:40
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    Check the permissions of course.... they are probably still configured for your old uid. This is one reason why you should never change an account's uid.
    – psusi
    Feb 9, 2015 at 14:50

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On my Ubuntu system it suffices to remove the file /media/username.


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