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Old 03-10-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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Linux and Document and Settings Folder

Hi all. This may be a stupid question but my XP system crashed when I dual booted it with linux. I need some files in my documents and settings folder. When I use linux via the command line to go to that folder so I can copy files to my USB drive, it tells me no such directory of file name? Can linux read windows folders like my documents? I can't seem to get it to work? I can go to windows folder just not a fodler with spaces in it?

Can someone help me retrieve my files via command line and to get to that folder?

Old 03-10-2005, 10:16 PM   #2
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If there's a space in the path, use '\ ' instead of ' '.
Either that, or quote the path with ""s

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Thank you for all you help, that worked.

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