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I'd like to give the Windows partition of my Ubuntu installation a persistent device name, so different applications (like the local folder-account of my email software, or my local dropbox client) have access to folders and files on this partition via a fixed file path.

As far as I understand (I am a Linux newbie), the easiest way to do this will be to create personal udev-rules. I tried to follow several guides like this one, but these seem specifically written for USB devices. If I follow their steps and type udevadm info -a -p $(udevadm info -q path -n /dev/sd2) (sd2 is my Windows partition), I get, for instance, no BUS-value and no SYSFS{product}-value either, although both seem to be necessary for writing rules.

Maybe newer Ubuntu versions even have a far more easier way to accomplish this task? Many thanks in advance for your help!

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All you need to do is modify your /etc/fstab file giving the windows partition a fixed mount point.

This is an example: /dev/sda2 /media/Windows ntfs uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=027,fmask=137 0 0

Practically, this line says mount the /dev/sda2 partition to /media/Windows and sets partition permissions.

Every time you turn your computer on the Windows partition will automount on /media/Windows.

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