In Nautilus, I see left pane is useful. It contains shortcut to another place. Such as :

At device : I can see Windows Partition (although I does not mount yet) or at my computer, some shortcut to go Home/Desktop/Documents/Downloads....

When I mount Windows partitions in Nautilus (double click, a confirm windows appear to ask...). After I mount, I still can see this device in left pane.

But, if I mount by hand, (I do by hand because I want auto mount every time I start using Linux). I do this by go to terminal and type :

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/C

It will lost this icon in left pane. Of course, no problem here, but if I want to go to these location, I must go to by hand : root -> mnt --> C

So, does anything if I mount by hand, and still can see it in Nautilus ?

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If you want it to be visible in Nautilus you should mount it where udisks2 mounts it, i. e. under /run/media/USERNAME/where USERNAME is (obviously) your user name. Something like this:

mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /run/media/USERNAME/C

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