I accidently pulled out my removable hardrive and some issues have come up

I accidentally pulled out my removable hardrive from my Lenovo laptop and some issues have come up.

I plugged it back in and the laptop did not recognize it. I rebooted the laptop and nothing. After a bit the notifier popped up indicating I had two actions for the device.

  1. to open up pictures through a picture software and

  2. to open up the files which I did. There it was!

Then a few minutes later the notifier popped up again indicating the same two actions. I disabled the notifier as it kept doing this. (So what is that all about???)

But now when I open up Dolphin File system the hardrive does not show up listed as a device.

Long story short I finally found it under Root - media - clindsay (my name) and there it was.

Now to access the drive I have to follow that path to find it.

How do I get my laptop to recognize it the normal way under Dolphin then devices?

Also I have Kubuntu 18.04

Can you access the disks utility? If so, click on the gears button and then select “edit mount options.” Set the mount options to “mount at system startup.” This has worked on various usb drives for me.