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Old 12-03-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Software to transfer files from windows to linux

Is there any software that allow me to transfer files from windows to linux? Just a thought came in my mind that if in case i have to move some files in windows from windows to linux then what should be the option to me?
I want software in windows that writes to linux FS.
I am talking about single home Pc with no network connection.
Old 12-03-2004, 09:57 PM   #2
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I think the easiest thing to do would be make a FAT32 partition (as big as the biggest file you want to transfer) and copy everything you want in Fedora to that, and then just copy and paste it off the FAT to the Linux FS...
Old 12-03-2004, 10:15 PM   #3
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Windows can't read/write to a linux partition period. Linux can read/write to a FAT partition but can only read an NTFS. So most people in your case would want a FAT32 partition to store stuff that needed in both OS's. The downside to this solution is you can't have security for whatever stored on the FAT32 partition. Anyone using the same computer with you can read your files.
Old 12-14-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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Throwing in my own experience, there are some Windows programs that can write to Linux partitions. I know PartitionMagic can (to Ext2/3 anyway), and I think there's some free ones as well. Names escape me at the moment, but I'll have a look on my CD of useful stuff when I get home. I think there was something that does want you need.

Right then, time to get back to work
Old 12-14-2004, 08:11 AM   #5
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explore2fs enables you to grab stuff off your linux partition in windows.

there's a module for linux that allows read/write permission to ntfs partitions. if you google im sure you'll find it.
Old 12-14-2004, 10:15 AM   #6
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That's funny, I transfer files back and forth, Linux to ntfs and ntfs to Linux all the time.

Copy and paste in KDE Konqueror.

Of course, you have to mount the ntfs files in fstab first as ntfs.

You can also use FAT and Linux. I would not trust Partition Magic on a Linux system; it is built for Windows, not Linux.

Believe this, you "don't" want Windows software that can write to a Linux partition, it WILL screw it up, just as it screws up its own file systems!

If you can't live with that, suggest you give up Linux.
Old 12-14-2004, 12:24 PM   #7
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Originally posted by triet
Windows can't read/write to a linux partition period.
There are actually ext2/3 drivers for Windows to allow Windows to read/write to an ext2/3 partition in Windows. They can even be mounted as a standard windows drive. I think I read about one that allows you to mount to an empty directory on an NTFS partition as well, since Windows can already do that with other NTFS, or FAT32 partitions.
Old 12-14-2004, 05:46 PM   #8
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This is what i use in Windows to mount ext2 & ext3 partitions -

It works great and can be set to automount Linux partitions during boot...
Old 12-14-2004, 05:58 PM   #9
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if you are not dual booting, then you can use winSCP. this will work a lot like cuteFTP in the look and feel of the program. it alows for seemless moving of files and even opening files on either system, well at least programs that windows can open.

this can be done as long as you have ssh running on your linux box as the program is just a free GUI sftp program.

Old 12-14-2004, 08:20 PM   #10
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To transfer files between LInux and Windows I simply use the USB key that is compatible to both Linux and Windows platform.
Old 12-14-2004, 09:27 PM   #11
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i have been able to use my thumb drive to transfer files between the two os s
Old 12-16-2004, 07:40 AM   #12
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OK, the one I was thinking of is called LTools. The official homepage appears to be gone, but you might be able to find a copy using Google (it's GNU).
Old 01-30-2005, 02:48 PM   #13
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Kmichal or whoever... You mention...

To transfer files between LInux and Windows I simply use the USB key that is compatible to both Linux and Windows platform

I have a problem with my USB key.. I can copy files to both Windows and Linux but when I DL files from the net in Windows (using IE) I put them on my USB Key but when I go decompress them using tar -jxvf I get an error message stating that the files are corrupted.. Is there a way I can use IE to DL these files w/o getting that error message??



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