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Old 01-14-2010, 04:29 AM   #16
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What is it you can't get to/is missing from here HH?
 
Old 01-14-2010, 10:08 AM   #17
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What is it you can't get to/is missing from here HH?
I can't get to ALL the Folders in Windows, only some of them. When I initially installed Linux Ubuntu 9.04 this was possible. This time some of the folders appear not to be accessible. I like to work in Linux but with access to the entire Windows folders. To avoid duplication when re-installing I have left most of the data files within Windows and only transferring those files and data that I work with at any given time and then save the newly updated files as appropriate in Windows or Linux.

I use Open Office to work with Word Processing / Spreadsheets / Databases among other file types. For photo manipulation I use either Gimp in Linux or Photoshop in Windows depending upon my needs at the time. Some other assorted applications where I do not have a suitable Linux alternative I run them using Wine. As a last resort I may run Windows to use other applications which cannot be run from Linux. Until such time that I can run everything from Linux, with or without "Wine", I will continue to run a dual boot system.

I hope that this explains the situation. Now if all else fails I will reformat the hard disk drive and install a fresh copy of Windows and Linux. In the process I will restore my last and recent Windows Backup. This way hopefully I will remove any remnants of all previous OS's and it should restore things as they were in the beginning.

Thanks for your interest.

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Old 01-14-2010, 10:14 AM   #18
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I know this is going to be a bore for you to cover, but as it is, it remains an 'unsolved' case.
Can I ask you to tell us which 'folders' you can and cannot access? Is there a pattern to the behaviour? Do they live in a certain place or belong to a different Windows user? Which user are you running as when you try to access the 'folders' on Ubuntu - a normal log in, or a superuser?

If you can connect and browse the Windows box but some 'folders' are not accessible, it's got to come down to the permissions of some kind - it's just sussing out where that may be.

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:34 PM   #19
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I know this is going to be a bore for you to cover, but as it is, it remains an 'unsolved' case.
Can I ask you to tell us which 'folders' you can and cannot access? Is there a pattern to the behaviour? Do they live in a certain place or belong to a different Windows user? Which user are you running as when you try to access the 'folders' on Ubuntu - a normal log in, or a superuser?

If you can connect and browse the Windows box but some 'folders' are not accessible, it's got to come down to the permissions of some kind - it's just sussing out where that may be.
You're right this is getting to be a bit of a bore and a chore. I appreciate all the help everyone has been giving me but now I think it's time to "Pull the plug" on this one. As I am able to get through to some of the folders what I will now do as and when I need to is to transfer the applications and data files while in Windows to folders I know can be accessed from Linux. I will make the necessary adjustments and then try again.

Thanks to all of you who have tried to solve the problem but I think I will now call it a day on this one.

Regards

HH
 
Old 01-15-2010, 03:51 AM   #20
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I don't know what it is I did but last night I thought I would have one more go to see if I could access these "lost" folders. Hey presto, I got through at long last. I was able to reach all the applications and data files that couldn't be accessed recently from Linux.

The thought did occur to me that when I boot up my PC each time I notice that Linux does not always mount my External and USB drives. Now this also happens in Windows. Could it be then that this is also the problem with the "Missing" folders or as it was suggested the appropriate permissions were not available some of the time. I do hope that I haven't got a "Flaky" hard disk drive which could be causing minor problems.

I will keep checking this in the meantime until I am satisfied that all is now OK. However, should this fail again I will go ahead and do a complete reformat and a clean install of both Windows and Linux.

Once again thanks to all you "Experts" that came to my assistance. It has proved most beneficial.

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HH
 
  


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