- If I plug an external USB drive in, it will get mounted under
/media/$USER/<device-id>and my file browsers will automatically list the mountpoint under devices.
- The same will happen if I manually mount something into a regular folder in my home directory. However, my file browsers will not list the mountpoint if that folder is hidden.
- The file browser also won't list mountpoints that are in
/tmp, for example.
So what are the conditions for a mountpoint to automatically show up in file browsers under devices? Since PCManFM and Nautilus seemingly behave exactly the same, I believe there might be general rules for this? Can I "force" a mountpoint (which is a hidden folder or in
/tmp, for example) to show up under devices?