How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux Desktops

December 11, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Showing up USB Device Path

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How to Discover the USB Device Path on GNU/Linux Desktops.

First, there are several ways to achieve this Task, here I show you just the easiest one for GNU/Linux Beginners.

Especially relevant: here below the GNOME case example but a similar Solution is working on most GNU/Linux Desktops.

Finally, the instructions are valid for every Plugged in USB Device.

How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux - Featured
  1. 1. Accessing File Manager

    Access the File Manager Here on the GNOME Desktop, for the others Spins find out a similar solution…
    Search for the “files” launcher:

    How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux - Files Launcher
    Or directly use the Dock entry:
    How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux - Files Dock
  2. 2. Finding out USB Device

    Then Look up USB Device
    On the left sidebar you should Discover the Device entry:

    How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux - USB Key
    In case of a USB Key possibly Un-Plug and Re-Plug it in.
  3. 3. Opening in Terminal

    Now Open Device in Terminal
    Simply Right-Click inside and choose “Open in Terminal”:

    How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux - Open in Terminal
  4. 4. Looking up Path

    Finally, to Show up the USB Device Path
    On Shell play:

    pwd
    How to Find USB Device Path on GNU/Linux - Path
    Select > Ctrl+Shit+c to Copy. :)

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