Hi again Just17, thanks for reply
My apologies I should have mentioned that storage1000 is a permanently connected sata drive.
I am guessing that I should not delete the entry in dolphin with it being plugged in?
OK, the drive is permanently connected, but you are mounting it as user under /media, it appears.
I do something similar myself with a number of partitions.
Yes - IF the entry
/media/storage1000 is unused
(after umount -a) you can delete the entry.
Then clicking on the Storage1000 in Dolphin side panel should create a new mount point called storage1000 .......
storage1000-1 would be used if storage1000 already existed. If the existing one is unused it can be deleted allowing the name free for use.
You also mentioned USB drives in the OP ....... have you set up the partitions in Device Notifier for mounting (or not) as you prefer?
It is there that I manage the internal partitions ..... some automount as they are required immediately, while others do not as they are used intermittently.
If I seem to be misunderstanding your situation please post a longer explanation of your set up