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in 20.04, FUSE default to ntfs-3g purged or missed

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Hello,

Before upgrading to Neon 20.04, I backup the files in Home directory to a ntfs drive (actually my current backup drive in 18.04, so just checked if all files were backup).
After the upgrade to 20.04, I tried to backup a new file, containing colons in its name (special singes like :, ?, etc.), but couldn't. Meanwhile, on the USB ntfs-formatted drive, other files with colons in their names still showed up. Tried to open such a file (a .odt one) from the USB drive, but LibreOffice said it can open it only in "read only" mod. Modified such a file on the computer and tried to backup it (rewrite it on the USB drive), but operation was refused.

After a long investigation, narrowed the issue to FUSE and ntfs-3g. In Neon 18.04 and Kubuntu 18.04 and previous distributions, FUSE mounted ntfs drives by default to ntfs-3g. No more in 20.04 (Neon and Kubuntu too). Have no Ubuntu machine to check it up, but believe this is a Ubuntu 20.04 bug.

Have 2+TB of music and videos, many downloaded from youtube and torrent, and it would be a nightmare to change all their names to eliminate colons. And to do this again for lot of files I'll download in the future. I can do it for my .odt files, to take out the time stamp containing ":", but this is nothing compared to the music and video I have. Besides, 20.04 is the first distro I encounter this issue on, since 10.04 when I definitively moved to ubuntu (even if ntfs-3g might be later, but when it appeared, colons appeared too).

So: how could I set FUSE in 20.04 to default to ntfs-3g?

Thanks,

PS1: Same issue happens with newly formatted ntfs drives with both partition tables, GPT and Windows.
PS2: None of my ntfs drives were ever plugged into a Windows machine.
PS3: How could the following be permanently changed to read & write for all sdb(1,2,3,...)?
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[email protected]:~$ ntfs-3g.probe --readwrite /dev/sdb1
Error opening read-only '/dev/sdb1': Permission denied
[email protected]:~$


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Moved back to 18.04 while waiting for 22.04.


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