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Old 11-23-2001, 11:17 AM   #1
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How do I gain access to my Windows files (My Documents)...I have found my Windows partition in /mnt/windows but the files from Word are not there. Secondly, many of the other files/programs all have question marks on them. Why?
 
Old 11-23-2001, 03:22 PM   #2
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The Linux filesystem is different, therefore it has no idea what some of your "windows" files and programs are. There are programs like Abiword and suites like koffice and Staroffice that have MS word and other support so you can access them. If you aren't seeing all of the files in the directory do an ls -a to show all files whether hidden, system or directory. If they still aren't there, then perhaps your /mnt/windows directory isn't mounting quite right and/or the permissions need to be set different. Assuming you have X-windows installed, can you go into kde or gnome and access them there and see what's going on? What distribution are you using? Can help...
 
Old 11-23-2001, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I can see all of my 'C' drive when I go to /mnt/windows...When I open 'My Documents' there are only 3 folders, Word (empty), My Music (contains all of my music files), and My Internet (one file). All of the documents created in Word I cannot locate. When I typed 'ls -a, I did not see any Windows apps at all. When I go into Star Office or KOffice I do not see any files. When I had SUse instaleed my Windows partition sat on my desktop and all the files and docs were accessible.
 
Old 11-23-2001, 06:04 PM   #4
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This is Windows being very clever (too clever) and keeping your documents in your profile area rather then the real folder.

On my sytem (with username david and the C: drive mounted on /mnt/temp) I need to go to:

/mnt/temp/Documents and Settings/david/My Documents

I think in earlier versions of Windows you will find it in /mnt/temp/Windows/profiles/david/My Documents
 
Old 11-23-2001, 08:12 PM   #5
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Still looking for Window files.

When I type in these commands as you stated (with my name) I receive an error message, 'so such file or directory'. Do I need to mount Weindows from the partition all over again?
 
Old 11-23-2001, 09:22 PM   #6
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I think he's saying that you can't just go to My Documentsand that you get to the documents through those directories. So he's saying find that directory and you should see them...What distribution are you using now instead of SuSE?
 
Old 11-23-2001, 09:45 PM   #7
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I am using Mandrake 8.1
 
Old 11-23-2001, 09:47 PM   #8
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I have searched throughout everything that appears under mnt/windows. Where else would I look?
 
Old 11-23-2001, 09:54 PM   #9
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Originally posted by dorward
This is Windows being very clever (too clever) and keeping your documents in your profile area rather then the real folder.

On my sytem (with username david and the C: drive mounted on /mnt/temp) I need to go to:

/mnt/temp/Documents and Settings/david/My Documents

I think in earlier versions of Windows you will find it in /mnt/temp/Windows/profiles/david/My Documents
Here he is saying to look in /mnt/[your directory]/Documents and Settings/[username]/My Documents
As he has said that this is the way he found around not being able to see his docs. So it's a chance that you could look in the same place, just change david to the username you are using and change your mount point from temp which was his to yours. So you would look in /mnt/windows/Documents and Settings/[your user name]/My Documents.
 
Old 11-23-2001, 10:01 PM   #10
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When I type this I receive the following: No such file or directory
 
Old 11-23-2001, 10:04 PM   #11
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In Windows, are your documents set as hidden or encrypted? Or possible password protected that Linux might not see them?
 
Old 11-23-2001, 10:27 PM   #12
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I Found Them

Thanks Everyone...What I did was reboot back into windows to read the URL for the folder 'My Documents'. It was C: Windows/Send to...

Now for my next question: I have downloaded j-pilot and Links but I cannot get my Palm to sync...Help. Should I post a new thread or is this ok?
 
Old 11-23-2001, 11:30 PM   #13
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Start a new thread. When people see the title of this thread, they will think that you want help with accessing windows files and not the problem with the Palm.
 
Old 11-24-2001, 01:12 AM   #14
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thanks

Thanks..I just did
 
Old 12-22-2001, 05:32 PM   #15
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I just installed Mandrake 8.1 and would also like to "see" my Windows files. Is it possible to do this using Konqueror? I believe the installation auto-mounted all 4 of my Windows partitions but I'm not sure if it automatically gave me (as the only user) permission to access them. I would like to be able to access them without having to log in as root every time.

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