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Old 12-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Accessing files from windows to Linux

Hi all;
My data's are in windows server, yet i need to access and copy that data's to my Linux machine,
Thanks in advance.

Old 12-21-2011, 12:40 AM   #2
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The easiest way - install Cygwin on Windows and set up SSHD.
Old 12-21-2011, 12:43 AM   #3
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You can turn to Google for answers to those standard questions. This site for example gives you a lot of pointers on how to proceed:
Share files from Windows to Linux.

Kind regards,

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You may use any of Remote Desktop Protocol client to access a Win-box from Linux one (GUI: tsclient, Remmina. Non-GUI: rdesktop, freerdp-x11).
You may share the folder in Windows and access it from Linux using a command-line smbclient or some GUI-tool like Gigolo for XFCE or nautilus-connect-server in GNOME.

The simplest way is just run in a terminal window:
rdesktop -z -k en-us -r disk:linbox=${HOME} win-machine-ip-address-or-name
After connecting, you'll see a "network drive" called "linbox" in My Computer which in fact is your Linux box home folder.

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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Just install winscp software in your Windows machine and then using winscp in windows you can copy all your data in Linux machine.
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Originally Posted by Satyaveer Arya View Post

Just install winscp software in your Windows machine and then using winscp in windows you can copy all your data in Linux machine.
100% agree, the faster option.
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Originally Posted by suboss87 View Post
My data's are in windows server,
I take that to mean files in a Windows "shared folder".

Reading through this thread, it appears the majority of those answering don't understand your request that way. Maybe you need to make your requirements clearer.

To access a Windows shared folder in Linux requires some form of SMB client on the Linux side. There are several possibilities available.

Details of how you setup and use some form of SMB client may depend on the Linux distribution you are using.


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