Also check if it gets properly mounted after clicking on it in the file manager / whatever. Use the "mount"-command in the terminal without arguments to display all mounted volumes with their options and mount points. Check if your external volume is listed there (at the bottom of the list) and if there's a folder in the file system next to it. If there is, your HDD should be accessible in that folder. Use "lsblk" to identify your HDD if you don't know the drive letter. Maybe an entry in /etc/fstab explicitly specifying the drive's UUID and some specific folder and options for mounting it may fix the behaviour of KDE.
Maybe you should check the link/URL that the icon of the disk represents.
I don't have a KDE arch right now, but I think it's in the 'Properties'
option of right-click menu or something like that.
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Junayeed Ahnaf via arch-general <
I have an external hard disk and when I plug it into KDE arch I see the
name of it, when I click on it , I see the disk spinning but I can't
open the content of the disk. Sometimes, I see error like "Malformed
URL" in a dialog box. However, I can use the disk completely fine on
Arch GNOME and Windows. So I think it's my KDE setup which has some error.
Can anyone help me diagnose what is going on ?