Mounting a USB hard drive

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http://forums.opensuse.org – Attempting to mount a 1TB "SimpleDrive" USB drive. The USB management tool shows the drive, however selecting the option "open with file manager" has Dolphin opening /home/user/Documents versus /media/simpledrive. The partitioner shows that the drive is not set to any mount point. I attempted to edit the drive settings by creating a mount point at /media/simpledrive. The partitioner tool fails with the following message: Failure occurred during the following action: Mounting /dev/sdc1 to /media/simpledrive System error code was: -3003 .... Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Chose on action: 1: If you have Windows, then disconnect the external device ... 2: If you don't have Windows, then you you can use the 'force' option for your own responsibility. ....(shows a command to disconnect device) Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file: /dev/sdc2 /media/simpledrife ntfs-3g force 0 0 I chose to abort. Any help would be appreciated. OS is a midstream upgrade of SuSE 11.1. 32 bit AMD CPU. (Distributions)