After creating a new user account on Linux Mint and then logging in, I plugged in my external hard drive only to find I was unable to access any of the files on the drive, as the ownership and group was assigned to the other user
To solve this issue I did the following:
First of all I located the path to my external hard drive by entering the following command
I then ran the following command to display the contents of the media directory, which displayed UUID number for my external drive.
After this I changed ownership and group of the drive using the chown -R command.