I recently switched to Linux Ubuntu 20.04 in a dual boot scenario for the sake of videogaming in a restricted hardware setting.
I have Windows on my large 1TB SSD, and Ubuntu on another SSD, and they both share a partition for media such as music, videos, photos and of course documents.
Therefore I created Links in the /home directory that redirect to the shared folders on the shared partition. Using the GNOME File app, this seems to work rather flawless, but it's the other applications that keep stirring things up.
Ie, when I want to use the Signal Desktop App to share some files, I click on the "add"-button and end up with the view of the folder structures below.
screenshot signal upload window
The links appear to be broken in the left column, and the Bookmarks in the left column that also should direct to the shared partition within the "Documents"-Folder do not work. In particular, the Links are interpreted as files rather than folders. It seems that the application doesnt understand that there is another partition it should be able to access.
Another example with similar effects would be the foobar2000 music player that I cant get to add the music files on the shared partition. It doesnt even show up in the app's file manager, and neither do the links in the /home directory.
Overall, this is an annoying situation. How can I make these third party programm get that there is a partition full of fancy stuff for them to access?
Only silverlight here is the necessiated use of the fantastic bandcamp website in order to get some music pumping, shout out ;-)
I'm happy for any advice, thank you!