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Old 03-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Pendrive linux mint, how do I access my files?

Hi, I am running the latest version of linux mint from my 16GB flash drive. Is there any way for me to access the other files I have saved on the flash drive? I have tried to searching through folders myself but haven't had any luck. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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Depends on the distro and how you installed it. I have seen some that simply show it at media while others refuse to let me access the usb.

Try mount commnand maybe as a first clue. Open terminal and issue mount with no options and it should show what is mounted.
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I tried that and came up with nothing I'm afraid. I used universal usb installer so do you think if I try reinstalling with another program such as UNetbootin I might be able to access my files? I've grown quite fond of mint and would rather not have to switch to another distro
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If the files are on a separate partition on the usb, you need to mount the partition.
open a terminal
sudo fdisk -l
identify the partition you want to mount
sudo mount /dev/hdxx /mount
hdxx depends on the output from fdisk -l
It can be
sda1 sda2 ...
hda1 hda2 ...
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