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Thread: Can't get old Windows drive access

  1. #21
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    No, it's not. That password works for sudo and other things, but not root. And if you read up, you'll see that Ubuntu keeps the root password secret.

    Anyhow, I finally solved the problem. By formatting the partition NTFS instead of ext_. Then I went into Nautilus to delete the protected directories on my sda6... I must have done something else stupid, for it deleted the directory listings but did not free up the space (nothing got moved to Trash).

    So I have access to my files, but still have a fairly full sda6 partition. Any ideas here?
    Every time I hear the word "Progress" my fur bristles!

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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    We are talking about a drive which REPORTS as being OWNED and CONTROLLED by zaivala... until I try to access it, and then it says it is OWNED and CONTROLLED by root. If I could get access to my files, I wouldn't still be reporting an issue.

    However, as I stated in my previous post, I solved the issue by formatting it back to NTFS, where "ownership" is not an issue apparently.
    Every time I hear the word "Progress" my fur bristles!

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