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Title: Can't make links (SOLVED)
Post by: jozefmw on July 27, 2020, 10:32:20 am
In Peppermint 9 I have a couple of USB drives formatted in exFAT. Making links of folders or files is not possible. Error message: Function not implemented. What could be the solution? Otherwise, no problems working with those files and folders. 
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: alynur on July 28, 2020, 05:24:43 pm
Hi josefmw, what kind of links are you trying to make? The usb's will mount and you can access the files?
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: jozefmw on July 29, 2020, 02:33:42 am
Thank you for reacting.  Yes I can mount all drives. The problem doesn't exist on the one drive I formatted in NTFS, it only exists in those I formatted in exFAT. So in opening the drives, I can access all folders files and files, but, for instance in media/elias/F - clicking right on an folder or file, in the new window popping up, clicking write on the folder or 'Make link' doesn't work. I get the error message: *Error while creating link to 00Peppermint.
There was an error creating the symlink in media/elias/
Function not implemented."
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: alynur on July 29, 2020, 03:32:40 pm
Check out this link from How-to-Geek, maybe there's an answer in there for you.
https://www.howtogeek.com/235655/how-to-mount-and-use-an-exfat-drive-on-linux/ (https://www.howtogeek.com/235655/how-to-mount-and-use-an-exfat-drive-on-linux/)
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: jozefmw on July 30, 2020, 03:36:35 am
Thank you. for thinking with and for me! I did check out the link and put in that command: sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils, although, the problem wasn't mounting the drives, they did mount, but making a link of the folders and files for the desktop.  And this is still not possible. I hope, Peppermint 10 and 11 will have solved that problem.
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: jozefmw on July 31, 2020, 12:38:05 am
Making links doesn't work in Peppermint 10 either ...





Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: murraymint on August 01, 2020, 07:23:37 am
exFAT can't do symlinks, no matter which Peppermint you've got. Why did you format them as exFAT?
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: jozefmw on August 06, 2020, 12:32:57 am
I formatted in exFAT because I wanted to be able to read and write in Peppermint and Windows 10. That didn't work in NTFS. I found recommendations on Internet that exFAT would allow this.
Title: Re: Can't make links
Post by: murraymint on August 06, 2020, 10:04:25 am
Maybe this will be of some help for the NTFS partitions:

https://serverfault.com/questions/165389/create-ntfs-symbolic-links-from-within-linux
Title: Re: Can't make links (SOLVED)
Post by: jozefmw on August 07, 2020, 04:13:51 am
Thank you for that information. NTFS formatted drives make links in Peppermint, no problem. As far as the exFat drives are concerned, I will stick to them and accept simply to work with them, without the links of files and folders on the screen.