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    Re: External Hard Drive

    As Joe suggests I would check the permissions in case Ubu has altered them for some reason.
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    Re: External Hard Drive

    No. They are not locked or read-only...

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    Re: External Hard Drive

    Do you use the safely remove hardware option each time?
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    Re: External Hard Drive

    And what happens, exactly, when you attempt to access one of these files? It hangs? You get an error message? File types? Applications used? Be specific.

    You ought to be able to open any file using Notepad. The contents may be gibberish, but the point is to see if Notepad can open the file.
    Last edited by jamesisin; June 4th, 2011 at 08:35 PM.
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    Re: External Hard Drive

    What do you mean, "Windows can't use the files"?

    Are you trying to run a program off the external drive?

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    Re: External Hard Drive

    Hi! I just read all of your comments, well the main problem is that windows show an error message. For example I have a folder full of music, and when i connect the HD to Ubuntu, I open the folder and i listen to my music. After disconnecting from Ubuntu and connecting to Windows (7 if it changes anything), I try to open the folder and I always get an error message.

    I really Thank all of you a lot for your interest and your helpful comments. I really appreciate every minute spent from you for my problem.

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    Re: External Hard Drive

    Ok, so you double-click on a folder and you get an error message. What does the error message say exactly?
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    Re: External Hard Drive

    "Windows could not open the folder". Sometimes, when i plug the HD on Windows after it has been used with Linux it doesn't even show the HD on Windows's "My Computer".

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    Re: External Hard Drive

    Because it's been formatted ext4 most likely.

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    Re: External Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by VanR View Post
    Because it's been formatted ext4 most likely.
    ?

    How would that happen?

    OP-- are you safely removing the drive using the "eject" mechanism in the file browser (or right-clicking on the drive's desktop icon and selecting "Safely Remove Drive") before unplugging it from your computer?

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