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Old 01-23-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
Janistego427
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Can I delete Windows made files on Linux?


Dear Friends,
Hi, my name is Jonathan Sharpe and I started using Linux a few months ago. My brother put Linux on the computer before I ever had time to delete my Windows made paint and notepad files that are on the computer. One day I tried to delete the files just by clicking Delete on the file and it said it could not do that because it was made by another program. If there is a way to delete my files what is it? Please reply. I thank any person who can answer this question.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Sharpe
 
Old 01-23-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Jonathan

Although this isn't the best place to ask (just new member introductions) I 'll try to answer your question, but there's a lot of info missing to give a really good answer.
Exactly how did you try to delete the files for example.
I suppose (and there's a lot to suppose) your distro (which?) has automatically added your windows partitions to your install you you have access to them or you have manyually added them to your fstab, or you have mounted them with the mount command but whichever the case you don't have the right permissions to be able to delete files.
Posty back with more details and I'll see what I can do for you.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
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Clearly NOT an introduction, moved to Linux - Newbie. Please choose your forum more carefully before you post next time.
 
Old 01-23-2006, 05:08 PM   #4
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Also which version of windows were you running?
It is important because windows have several files system, depending on the version. The FAT file system is easier to handle in linux, while the NTFS is more subtle. Can you please post the output of the mount (with no argument) command here?
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:41 PM   #5
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mount with no arguments is not likely to produce much useful information. 'fdisk -l' (for full info on partition (type and location) and 'cat /etc/fstab' would be more useful.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Dear Linmix,
I used Microsoft Wiindows XP Professional to create my files. My brother put Linux on the computer afterwards. I tried deleting the files just by clicking it and then pressing delete but the computer said, "This file was created by another program" My brothers said there was a way to delete it, but it was complicated. They did not have time to explain it any further. If there is a way, What is it. If not, thanks for your time. Hope you are well.

Jonathan
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Welcome to LQ Jonathan

Although this isn't the best place to ask (just new member introductions) I 'll try to answer your question, but there's a lot of info missing to give a really good answer.
Exactly how did you try to delete the files for example.
I suppose (and there's a lot to suppose) your distro (which?) has automatically added your windows partitions to your install you you have access to them or you have manyually added them to your fstab, or you have mounted them with the mount command but whichever the case you don't have the right permissions to be able to delete files.
Posty back with more details and I'll see what I can do for you.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:18 PM   #7
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Dear Agrouf,
I used Microsoft Wiindows XP Professional to create my files. My brother put Linux on the computer afterwards. I tried deleting the files just by clicking it and then pressing delete but the computer said, "This file was created by another program" My brothers said there was a way to delete it, but it was complicated. They did not have time to explain it any further. If there is a way, What is it. If not, thanks for your time. Hope you are well.

Jonathan
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Also which version of windows were you running?
It is important because windows have several files system, depending on the version. The FAT file system is easier to handle in linux, while the NTFS is more subtle. Can you please post the output of the mount (with no argument) command here?
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:35 PM   #8
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Hey, Linux friends!

How are you? What have you been up to?
As for me, not too much today. Ever since the school year ended for me I had been enjoying myself. The school year ended the first week of May. I went to my grandma's and spent a week with her. We went to different restauraunts like Hardee's, Ponderosa, and KFC during that time. At home we gathered up toys for the different relatives and boxed them up. Then I worked with my friends Pat Feagan and Al Swink. I had been helping them with their yardwork.For Pat, I was pulling weeds out of his driveway. For Al, I was mowing his lawn and the sides of his yard near the road. I even visited Louisa High School to visit old teachers and the Louisa Library to check my email. Those three were the more exciting things I did. Other than that cleaning my room, eating, drinking tea, and walking outside. Today my friend Hy was fixing a car for us. Hy is some kind of asian name. I am unsure what it's short for. Yeah right now I am taking it easy.
Anyway take care. Hope to hear from you soon!
Jonathan

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Dear Friends,
Hi, my name is Jonathan Sharpe and I started using Linux a few months ago. My brother put Linux on the computer before I ever had time to delete my Windows made paint and notepad files that are on the computer. One day I tried to delete the files just by clicking Delete on the file and it said it could not do that because it was made by another program. If there is a way to delete my files what is it? Please reply. I thank any person who can answer this question.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Sharpe
 
Old 05-21-2006, 07:43 PM   #9
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the method is kinda complicated.

First: What distro are you using (of linux) if you don't know, ask your brother.

Once you know, we can help more.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 12:44 AM   #10
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Apart from all the non computer related things you've done, have you actually tried to follow the advice you were given? If so, please post your findings. If you didn't know how to do it, or didn't understand some part of it, please ask specifically.
 
  


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