View Full Version : [ubuntu] Why can I see some but not all of my Windows files?

January 29th, 2010, 02:04 PM
I tried Ubuntu from the disk last night. The most important thing at first for me is to get my bearings and see my drives. I see my external drive, and figured out where my c: drive is. But when I go, for example, to My Music on my external, all I see is a few pictures of album covers, no music files whatsoever. Similarly, I see some other files but not others. Why?

January 29th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Try "Show Hidden Files" under the View menu or sinply hitting Ctrl+H.

January 29th, 2010, 03:15 PM
documents and settings > yada yada yada is not the same as
usres > yada yada yada

Hidden windows files still show up on linux if I'm correct, it must be this awful directory system :P

January 29th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Yeah, pretty sure hidden files show up for NTFS. That being said, it's usually better to have a shared NTFS partition instead of mounting your Windows partition in *nix. Shouldn't be a problem, but can cause issues. Better safe than sorry.