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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?
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.