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Old 05-17-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Want to call for files in my windows directory from linux - opensuse

Hi everyone, thanks for your help. I want to call for and view files in my windows directory. For example, i have some pictures in a "My Picture" folder on my windows. From my linux -opensuse, i'm able to navigate to the specific folders using the /Windows command. However, after i'v navigated to the folder and press enter, it tells me the location is a directory; i know but how do i get to access the content of that folder; like view the pictures as i would have done if i was directly on windows. or watch a movie or run an application located on my windows.

Old 05-17-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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/Windows is not a command, it's a directory.
I didn't really get your question very well. You can access your windows HD/partition right? (It is "mounted" right?) And the problem is that it doesn't open the file, but shows the properties of it when double clicked?
If that is the case then search somewhere in your file manager (where you see the directories and can click them), "view->preferences -> behavior", etc.
You can also select with what program you want to open the file by right clicking it, and the selecting by yourself. People GUI oriented like yourself, probably would like Totem as a video player (check the repositories of your distribution).
And "applications" on your windows can't be run on linux natively, you could use a program called wine to kinda "emulate" windows, but you'd rather use native linux programs in place (usually a LOT less buggy and faster that those of windows).
Old 05-17-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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from what i understand you are typing this on a terminal, i used opensuse 11 once and found that it mounted the windows partition to /windows.

so i assume you are going into the terminal and typing
/windows/Documents\ and\ Settings/blah/blah/My\ Pictures/
yes in this case the terminal would tell you that it is a directory. try the 'cd' command, it is used to change the current directory so take what you typed before and put 'cd' in front of it. that should change the current directory to the My Pictures folder. next you can try the 'ls' command to list the files. if you want to open them you have to call an application, if you are using gnome try 'eog'.

or the easiest way is to use the gui. either by launching dolphin in kde or nautilus in gnome. the going all the way up the heirarchy to the root folder, and you should see the windows folder there, then simply click to navigate to your pictures.


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