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Old 05-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Hello Friends,

I have a question on Linux.

copying files from Linux to windows which are in the same machine
Old 05-13-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Question Need more information before we can help

Hi, and welcome.

First of all you need to specify far more information, for any of us to be able to help you.
  • I can see you're on Windows 7, but what distribution of Linux are you using (always good to state it).
  • What do you mean by:
    Originally Posted by giri410 View Post
    in the same machine
    There are two (main) ways to have Linux on the same machine as Windows.
    • Is your machine partitioned, i.e. Duel/Multi-boot ?
      Where you turn on your computer and you selected which operating system you wish to use.
    • or are you running it through a Virtual Machine?
      Where you are in Windows (or Linux) and you run the computer within another computer program.
      In which case, which Virtual Machine (i.e. VirtualBox)

On a side note
Your question title should be more detailed, like: "Copying/Transferring files from Linux to Windows on the same machine"
Whereas your question should reiterate this, and provide all/most of the important information, ie., the stuff that I have requested.
Old 05-13-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hello giri410.

A file is a file for most uses. Some need to be copied in a binary form in some cases. Generally you can just copy.

As above, we don't really understand this computer.
Old 05-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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generally all distros of linux can read and write to any Microsoft Windows NTFS formatted drive

but Microsoft Windows will never be able to read and write to any non Microsoft ( owned and patented) formatted drive

with the exception of using an intermediary like Samba
Old 05-14-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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There are 3rd party tools that lets windows read some common linux filesystems. And various ways with virtualizaiton to run linux under windows and windows under linux. But the ntfs filesystem of modern windows versions are accessible through linux so you could mount them and "write" to them the files in question.

If you're a tad cautious you can use a flash drive with a FAT32 filesystem on it. You could (or at least used to be able to) run linux on such a filesystem with the umsdos extensions. It's easier to bridge a running linux to the windows box than the other way around. If you want to dumb it down even more, a lot of routers allow usb storage devices to be plugged in and you can share between separate computers, or even the same one by using that feature on common routers.


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