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Old 03-11-2004, 08:34 AM   #1
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How can I access my Windows files from Linux?


I am running a Mandrake 9.2/Windows 98SE dual boot, but how can I access my Windows files?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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There should be a folder under /mnt/ named windows or something like that and it should contain you files.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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Assuming that you installed MDK after 98 your windows drives should of been automatically configured. Look at /mnt directory do you see anything like win_c?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:42 AM   #4
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placing shortcut on the desktop

thank you very much. now i have two questions.

1. Can I place that /mnt/windows folder on my LInux desktop, and if so, how?

2. Can I access my Linux files from Windows? If so, how?

Thank you.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:25 AM   #5
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1. Two possibilities: you can simply make a link to you /mnt/windows folder: don't know if you are using kde or gnome, but you can probably do that by just right clicking and making a link like that. The other possibility is making a folder on you desktop called windows or so, and edit you /etc/fstab. If you open fstab there must be a line like

/dev/hda?? /mnt/win_c vfat defaults 0 2

Where the ?? must be a number. Change it into

/dev/hda?? /home/you_user_name/Desktop/windows vfat defaults 0 2

Replace you_user_name with you username of course . The next time you boot your linux your windows-partition will be mounted on your desktop. Always a good idea to make a backup of you /etc/fstab -file first, so you can always put it back in case of emergency. However, this change isn't that dangereous. But I still recommend making a link.

2. Don't think you can acces your linux-files from windows: windows doesn't support any other filesystems than it's own. You could however use a FAT32 partition to store you data, so both linux and windows can read and write it.

Succes!
 
Old 03-11-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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Thank you

Thank you very much.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 06:45 AM   #7
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Smile

Hello everybody!
sterrenkijker wrote:
2. Don't think you can acces your linux-files from windows: windows doesn't support any other filesystems than it's own. You could however use a FAT32 partition to store you data, so both linux and windows can read and write it.

I'm not agree, there is simple way to do this: you just need to use Partition Manager from Windows. You can browse Linux Partitions and make easy copy from it to Windows Fat32 or NTFS partition.

Bye!

P.S. sorry for my bad english, i'm new here.

 
Old 03-28-2004, 12:09 PM   #8
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Sounds nice, never heard of it

Where do you get partition manager from? Under which windows-versions does it work?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:36 PM   #9
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