I'm running Linux Mint 19, Cinnamon. This particular issue has existed on mint 18 as well as Mate and Cinnamon desktop environments
The problem is this:
I have a single drive partitioned into multiple parts. One partition is formatted NTFS for sharing data between windows and linux in a dual boot environment
In Mint, the shared Data partition automounts on startup, BUT I cannot launch any applications, and Launchers do not appear...
UNTIL I open the file manager and literally "click" the partition. As soon as I do that, the partition becomes available, all programs can be loaded, and launchers work.
Why is this required? Since it is automounted (Mount options in Disks confirms this), shouldn't it be available immediately?
These are the mount options