Links to folders on unmounted partitions pretend they are broken

Bug #411242 reported by Lightbreeze on 2009-08-10
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Links to folders on unmounted partitions pretend they are broken instead of mounting the partition.

Steps to reproduce:
Mount a partition[1], create a link on the Desktop pointing to a folder on that partition, unmount the partition. Then try to open the link on the Desktop - it will tell you it is a broken link.

Opening the link should mount the partition if it is not already mounted.

[1] I have tested only with NTFS partitions and an up-to-date Ubuntu Jaunty.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, that's something to send directly upstream at by someone interested on the feature, for forwarding instructions please read, Thanks in advance.

Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

Okay, it's now reported upstream.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → papercuts-nautilus
Elbarbudo (patricearnal) wrote :

Still here in 15.04 !!!

The problem is very sensible in the case of USB keys:

When the key inserted is not the right one, the link to the USB file appears as broken and the default action is "delete the link" which is rather misleading.

At least "broken link" should have a special icon.

Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
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