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Old 03-17-2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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Access other drives


I need to access the drive on my computer that has my Windows documents. My Linux Mint is on drive D but how can I access Drive C?
 
Old 03-17-2017, 07:55 PM   #2
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If the drive doesn't show up in your file manager (grayed if not mounted) you can edit /etc/fstab to mount it.
Here is an example of mounting a Windows drive internally:
Code:
# /dev/sda1
UUID=12a345b6-1234-5abc-6d78-9e01abcde2fg		/		ext4		rw,relatime,data=ordered	0 1

# /dev/sdb1
UUID=12a345b6-1234-5abc-6d78-9e01abcde2fg		/home		ext4		rw,relatime,data=ordered	0 2

# /dev/sdc1
UUID=12a345b6-1234-5abc-6d78-9e01abcde2fg	/home/me/Music  	ext4		rw,relatime,data=ordered	0 2

# /dev/sdc2
UUID=12a345b6-1234-5abc-6d78-9e01abcde2fg	/home/me/Videos 	ext4		rw,relatime,data=ordered	0 2

# /dev/sdd1
UUID=12a345b6-1234-5abc-6d78-9e01abcde2fg	/mnt/rootbkp		ext4		rw,relatime,data=ordered	0 2

# /dev/sdd2
UUID=12a345b6-1234-5abc-6d78-9e01abcde2fg	/mnt/homebkp		ext4		rw,relatime,data=ordered	0 2
                 
# /dev/sde2 (Windows)
UUID=1234A5BC67C89D0E		/home/me/Documents/Windows		ntfs-3g		uid=me,gid=sambashare		0 0
if you want it to mount always when you boot, otherwise you can run
Code:
$lsblk
to find out what device it is in Linux. Then mount it via command line.
You might need to install the ntfs-3g software in Linux (or equivalent) for accessing NTFS drives too. Now if you decide to use this fstab method, you'll obviously need to know your drives UUID's
 
Old 03-17-2017, 10:12 PM   #3
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You should be able to mnt your Windows drive from your Window Mgr in Linux Mint.

Is Windows on a separate drive or is this a dual boot Mint and Windows?
 
Old 03-17-2017, 11:00 PM   #4
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In Mint, the windows partition should be available to access under the /media/user directory with a UUID as the mount point.
 
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^ exactly.
in other words, it's there right under your nose, just with a different name.
btw, there's no "C:", "D:" etc. "drives" under linux. those are actually partitions and filesystems.
 
  


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