Wineprefix fails to be created on Ntfs unit

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Wineprefix fails to be created on Ntfs unit

Post by zeioth » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:08 am

I've performed the next tests:

WINEPREFIX="/my_ext4_hd/prefix/" winecfg
WINEPREFIX="/my_ntfs_hd/prefix/" winecfg

Results:
Ext4: Creates the wineprefix correctly.
Ntfs: Fails to create the wineprefix. Cannot create the files.

Any idea of what can be the cause of this?
Apart from wine, I can read and write any other file normally in my NTFS hd.
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Re: Wineprefix fails to be created on Ntfs unit

Post by dimesio » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:03 am

Installing to NTFS is not supported; you must use a native *nix filesystem. Among other things lacking, NTFS does not support *nix-style permissions.

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Re: Wineprefix fails to be created on Ntfs unit

Post by zeioth » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:18 am

Understood, thank you for your response.

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Re: Wineprefix fails to be created on Ntfs unit

Post by mixalis1987 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:41 pm

I found this happening recently, wineprefixes would not be created properly in NTFS drives so i had to format one of my drives into ext4, lucky that drive didnt have anything important lol. So anyway I noticed the problem was because of how files get written to NTFS and file names, On NTFS you can not have files with some characters in them like : and ^ and some others. When WINE creates the prefix it creates a folder "dosdevices" and in that folder it creates other symlinks with names like c: d: g: etc and because they have this character : it will fail to create them or finish the prefix on an NTFS.

However it did work up until recently, no idea why.

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Re: Wineprefix fails to be created on Ntfs unit

Post by zeioth » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:25 pm

SOLUTION:
Once I mounted my ntfs-3g disk with the next permissions, everything works fine again.

UUID=uuidofmydisk /run/media/mydisk ntfs-3g uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=077,fmask=177

I suspect that an update in XFCE mounting system messes up things on my end.
I hope this is useful for someone else.
Thank you for your time.

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