sudo blkid gives:
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="ioGear" UUID="7896A36E96A32C16" TYPE="ntfs"
ls -lai /media:
5 drwx------ 1 colin colin 4096 Jun 9 13:56 ioGear
So it does seem that the permissions aren't correct for this directory.
I don't see an entry for this drive in fstab. Sorry for my lack of experience with this, but I'm not sure what this means " try in the mount options in fstab between defaults,auto and change it to defaults,permissions,auto".
It seems like this is the issue so any more guidance you can give is greatly appreciated.
Create a directory in /media named externaldrive: sudo mkdir -p /media/externaldrive
Create an entry in /etc/fstab that looks like this:
UUID=7896A36E96A32C16 /media/externaldrive ntfs-3g defaults,permissions,auto 0 1
Unmount your USB drive, then run from command: sudo mount /media/externaldrive
Then you should be able to change permissions on you NTFS drive in /media/externaldrive, and also point plex to picking up media from that drive.
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