Ubuntu: Preventing launcher icons from disappearing when application is on mountable drive



Question:

Two of my launcher icons (UE4 Editor and FreeFileSync) are disappearing whenever I boot into Ubuntu 16.10. I believe this is the case because the executable targets of the .desktop files (which is located in /usr/share/applications/) is invalid on startup, as I have had to resort to a script that runs on startup in order to automatically mount the internal drive these applications are located on.

I thought perhaps that I could use a script to automatically re-add the applications to the launcher after the drive is mounted, but I would not know how to do this.

I'd prefer that these applications stay on the mounted drive - I've had issues in the past (I believe regarding permissions) for applications extracted to /opt/.

Cheers! ~ Kage


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