Cannot mount volume on external HDD

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Hello,

Something has gone wrong with my external HD now I am unable to mount using Ubuntu. The following error message shows during mount the volume. How can I resolve this problem? Any help would be grateful.

Thanks in advance.

Cannot mount volume.

Unable to mount the volume ‘My-Soft’

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Cannot mount volume on external HDD

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You can comment out the line for /dev/sdb1 /media/WD in /etc/fstab, and allow that device for using dynamic mounting. (That is, edit the file and put a # character at the beginning of the line. Then reboot.) In the case of a drive that is being disconnected and re-connected, that is preferable. Instead, you can also manually unmount the device before removing it with umount.
While using dynamic mounting, you will be able to easily unmount the drive simply clicking the eject icon next to its name in the left panel of any Nautilus (i.e., file browser) window.
 
If you wish to stick with static mounting, remember to unmount the drive before removing otherwise the same problem would also happen. (sudo umount /media/WD).
 
If you need a fix without rebooting, use: sudo umount /media/WD, then run sudo fdisk -l or sudo parted -l to figure out the present device name of the drive, and arroganting it's /dev/sdb1, run sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/WD …or, run sudo rmdir /media/WD followed (without sudo) by udisks –mount /dev/sdb1.

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