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Old 04-24-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Transferring Windows File to Linux


Hello, I'm new here and getting to familiarize in Linux. All of my previous files was save in windows and now I want to transfer those files to Linux. How can I transfer my files from windows to Linux?
 
Old 04-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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Hello, I'm new here and getting to familiarize in Linux. All of my previous files was save in windows and now I want to transfer those files to Linux. How can I transfer my files from windows to Linux?
What type of files do you wish to move to a Linux platform?
 
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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All my excel, notepad and word files that I use everyday.
 
Old 04-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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Transferring files is as simple as copying them to your Linux system. Converting them to a format useable with Linux is a different matter, but almost as simple. MSWord files for example; Open the file with your writer application (OpenOffice, LibreOffice, other). When you save it, you will be given the choice of saving it as an .odt file (in the case of Open/LibreOffice) or saving it with its current .doc format. Although it is best to convert the files to .odt, because when saved as .doc files, the files may not be saved perfectly. (Some words or tables may not look exactly the same as before they were saved.)
 
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:57 AM   #5
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I'm not exactly sure about what you're asking. The simplest way to transfer files would be to put them on a USB stick and then plug that stick into your linux box. Try and create a directory structure that logical and makes finding them again easy. E.g. put mp3 files in a folder called "audio"; photos in a folder called "photos", documents in a folder called "Documents" (this one is usually present by default in many linux distros). You can further subdivide your documents (to take one example) by having subfolders called "Personal" vs. "Professional".

Most MS data files are readable by some linux application (my GF tells me that MS Publisher may be an exception) so you shouldn't run into many problems on that score. Excel, word (.doc, .docx) and notepad files are readable in linux.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:16 AM   #6
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Hi and welcome to lq!
Your questions is ambiguous
Are you talking about to transfer files from windows to linux? Usb pendrive or client ftp (for example filezilla) are good solutions.
Are you talking about if files under windows (excel, notepad and word files that you said) can be read under linux? Of course
 
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All my excel, notepad and word files that I use everyday.
You can copy the files to a directory within your '/home/username' then use 'LibreOffice' to open, operate or edit.

Most Gnu/Linux will have a package for 'LibreOffice' or 'OpenOffice' suite to allow migration from MSOffice. My personal preference is 'LibreOffice'.
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1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 04-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #8
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Hello, I'm new here and getting to familiarize in Linux. All of my previous files was save in windows and now I want to transfer those files to Linux. How can I transfer my files from windows to Linux?
install FileZilla on your MS Windows computer and connect. then just click n drag like you would any other file manager in the MS Windows world. problem solved.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 08:36 AM   #9
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What distribution are you using? Most Linux editors support Microsoft excel, word, and notepad documents. So there shouldn't be a problem at all.
 
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #10
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Transfer by folder or by file to some media. You could zip them or 7-zip them if you need to save moving size. Not really needed unless you need to preserve permissions (which will be lost on linux file system).

Media could be networked, cd/dvd or usb media.

If there are a lot of files, I'd consider a network transfer.
 
Old 05-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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install FileZilla on your MS Windows computer and connect. then just click n drag like you would any other file manager in the MS Windows world. problem solved.
Honestly, until now I'm a bit confused in using Linux. Regarding FileZilla, I try to install it in my MS windows but the installation is failed.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 12:17 AM   #12
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Well, tell us (exactly) how you tried to install filezilla and what error(s) you got.
I've installed and used it many times, no problems.
 
Old 05-03-2013, 01:11 AM   #13
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Is it a dual-boot machine, if so you can just mount you xp partition & copy the files over to linux OS.
 
  


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