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preeteshbarretto 03-07-2009 03:47 PM

vista docs and settings in ubuntu
hi .
i would like to access my vista documents and settings folder from ubuntu x64 , however the folder is shown to be empty when its not. .
so can nyone of u ll help me out with accessing the contents of this folder..

and i have an external hdd connected to my laptop .. so how do i access this drive from the terminal .the cd command doesnt seem to be working ..

paulsm4 03-07-2009 03:55 PM

It sounds like you're trying to use an external USB drive (probably formatted as NTFS) with Ubuntu.

You should be able to plug it in, and it should "just work".

Check out these links:

In years past, there were issues with using NTFS in read/write mode (as opposed to read-only). In newer versions of Ubuntu, this shouldn't be a problem. *Especially* for USB drives.

If the drive is exported as a network share, on a separate Windows/Vista PC, that's different. Then you're talking "Samba":

yancek 03-07-2009 03:59 PM

You have a laptop with an external drive connected to it?? Which has Ubuntu? which has vista? Assuming you are able to boot Ubuntu and can't see vista, did you create a mount point for vista in Ubuntu? Do you have an entry for vista in /etc/fstab file?

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