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Old 09-03-2015, 12:37 PM   #46
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You are saying here I think that Linux handles win file types but this problem is that it does not work the other way around. A screenshot in win is made w paint into png files. I do not know right now the file type in LM but it is easier, just go to menu and open screenshot.
As far as I know, a windows png graphic is the same format as a linux png graphic. I made linux mint screenshots in png format using the screenshot feature in GIMP. I transferred them to a flash drive (FAT 32 format), and the viewer with Win 8.1 (on a different computer) opened them with no trouble.

I have a feeling (very possibly wrong) that win 7 and later have a problem with ownership of linux files. Whatever the problem, either Linux Reader or transferring through a flash drive should solve the problem.
 
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:01 PM   #47
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As far as I know, a windows png graphic is the same format as a linux png graphic. I made linux mint screenshots in png format using the screenshot feature in GIMP. I transferred them to a flash drive (FAT 32 format), and the viewer with Win 8.1 (on a different computer) opened them with no trouble.

I have a feeling (very possibly wrong) that win 7 and later have a problem with ownership of linux files. Whatever the problem, either Linux Reader or transferring through a flash drive should solve the problem.
I have just taken another screenshot in LM and it is indeed a png file. I would not save on my windows drive, and I could not find my windows desktop among the choices of where to save. I would save of course on the linux desktop. (I can always move it from lm desktop to the windows desktop.)

Regarding flash drives, my flash drive apparently will not work with linux because it is password protected, nor do I think my wd external harddrive will work it is also password protected. It is the password function that appears to be DOS based that will not work in Linux.

I suppose to take your option I would have to get a flash and not use password protection.
 
Old 09-03-2015, 10:38 PM   #48
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Ok regarding the reader, I will install the file.

they were screenshot files. I made them in LM and saved them on my windows desktop so I could access them in windows. but I could not open rename or delete them in win. I had to go back into linux to delete the screenshot files. (one thing I did not think of was trying to change the file type)

You are saying here I think that Linux handles win file types but this problem is that it does not work the other way around. A screenshot in win is made w paint into png files. I do not know right now the file type in LM but it is easier, just go to menu and open screenshot.
It's likely that it's not the type of file that is the problem, but the file name.

I'm going to guess, without seeing the filename, that it contained characters that Windows considers illegal. I have run into this myself on occasion. You can save the file to the Windows FS, but if there are any illegal characters (for example, "|" and ":"), Windows will refuse to open it. I forget the error message, but it's obscure and really doesn't help describe the problem.

Not knowing what you used to take the screen shots, I can't give a definitive answer. I do know that GNOME's application puts the time in the filename, using ":" in the time, for example "Screenshot - 08182015 - 12:47:51 AM.png" is one on my FS. Windows would probably balk at this name.

Rename the file in Linux, removing the offending characters, and you will be fine.

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As far as I know, a windows png graphic is the same format as a linux png graphic. I made linux mint screenshots in png format using the screenshot feature in GIMP. I transferred them to a flash drive (FAT 32 format), and the viewer with Win 8.1 (on a different computer) opened them with no trouble.
Yup, a file format is a file format, it's the same no matter the OS attempting to open the file. PNG is a standard, all OSes/applications should treat it the same, in theory. It has nothing to do with ownership in this case, as I stated above.

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Old 09-05-2015, 03:59 PM   #49
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It's likely that it's not the type of file that is the problem, but the file name.

I'm going to guess, without seeing the filename, that it contained characters that Windows considers illegal. I have run into this myself on occasion. You can save the file to the Windows FS, but if there are any illegal characters (for example, "|" and ":"), Windows will refuse to open it. I forget the error message, but it's obscure and really doesn't help describe the problem.

Not knowing what you used to take the screen shots, I can't give a definitive answer. I do know that GNOME's application puts the time in the filename, using ":" in the time, for example "Screenshot - 08182015 - 12:47:51 AM.png" is one on my FS. Windows would probably balk at this name.

Rename the file in Linux, removing the offending characters, and you will be fine.
Yes, I think that is the problem. When I am in new territory as I am with Linux I miss some things. I missed naming the screenshot files so Linux gave them the generic names with dates etc. These were unopenable in Windows (even though windows does almost the same thing with photos that are not named).

I just went back into Linux where I can delete or rename the files.

Now I am facing another problem that I get a message the "cannot update.ICEauthority file" whenever I login.

I have started a new thread on this and combing net for answers. There seems to be a unique answer for every poster.
 
  


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