Hello, I have trying to create a safe space on a converted laptop now running CoudReady. It is my understanding that any files in the Downloads directory are considered temporary and will be automatically deleted by ChromeOS if space becomes limited. The Add My Documents application is an option but is not adequate (as explained at end).
My question is: Is an additional partition created using GParted then mounted into CloudReady by creating a directory inside Downloads (we'll call it 'Files') safe from being auto deleted? It would make sense to me that the pointer would be deleted as it resides inside the Downloads directory but would the files being saved to the additional partition be safe?
I mounted the new partition (sda28) via:
> sudo mount /dev/sda28 ~/Downloads/Files
Alternatively, can I mount a partition to a location outside of Downloads and still have it visible?
Thank you for taking the time to consider this problem.
P.S. The problem with "Add My Documents" application:
The Add My Documents application allows for additional locations, however: a) it isn't clear that these files are any safer and b) the mountable drives created by the application can be far too easily deleted without a possibility of recovery (in the app, 'delete' is immediately next to 'unmount' and no confirmation is asked before the mounted drive and all contents are permanently deleted.)
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