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Old 05-29-2017, 03:48 AM   #1
maplesyrup
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Windows programs on Linux


Have a dual boot sytem. Ubuntu 16.04LTS in conjunction with Windows 7. Lately running Ubuntu learning the system. The computer icon on the Launcher when clicked shows my hard drive containing 375GB but it also shows Window programs, files, folders. Why is this? Booted up Ubuntu should it show only Linux programs, files, and folders?

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:54 AM   #2
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Linux can read NTFS and FAT filesystems too, including files on it. If the Windows main partition ("C") is mounted, the file browser will allow you to browse the files on there also. Whether the filesystem contains Linux files and programs, Windows files or just pictures doesn't make a difference for the file browser.
 
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:37 AM   #3
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yes, linux auto-detects all the available local filesystems, including ntfs (and fat).
 
Old 05-29-2017, 04:50 AM   #4
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The benefits of this situation?

You can access all your data - documents, photographs, video and music files stored on your Windows partition from within Linux!

Bad news? You can't access your Linux data files from Windows.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 05-30-2017, 02:39 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Soadyheid View Post

Bad news? You can't access your Linux data files from Windows.
Sure you can! https://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-w...-from-windows/
 
Old 05-30-2017, 11:00 AM   #6
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OK, I stand corrected but, like it says on your link:
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but Windows can’t read Linux partitions without third-party software.
Makes a change for Linux to just work out of the box but you have to fiddle with Windows to gain the same benefit, which was my meaning.

Love it!

Play Bonny!

 
  


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