Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Accessing Vista Partition

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Beans
    23

    Unhappy Accessing Vista Partition

    Hello everyone
    I have a dual boot with Vista and Ubuntu. When I first installed Ubuntu it did not recognize Vista and I could not transfer my files from Vista.

    After I tried to access my documents and settings from Ubuntu none of the folders showed up.

    Is there any way to access my documents on Vista from Ubuntu without placing them on a flash drive and transfering them. I really need to be able to access them

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Winterset, IA
    Beans
    378
    Distro
    Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    do you have ntfs-3g loaded and do you have the files in Vista shared that you want to use?
    Ubuntu User number is # 10719
    Linux user number 438760

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    London
    Beans
    262
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    All my drives and partitions just show up on my desktop. Which version of Ubuntu have you installed?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Beans
    1,087
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra Lord View Post
    Hello everyone
    I have a dual boot with Vista and Ubuntu. When I first installed Ubuntu it did not recognize Vista and I could not transfer my files from Vista.

    After I tried to access my documents and settings from Ubuntu none of the folders showed up.

    Is there any way to access my documents on Vista from Ubuntu without placing them on a flash drive and transfering them. I really need to be able to access them
    How are you trying to access your files? Does your vista partition show up in the PLACES menu?
    Open a terminal and type
    Code:
     sudo fdisk -l
    and that will list the partitions "seen" by Ubuntu. Post the output...
    you also might want to check this thread.
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
    The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 22367
    Howto automount NTFS - My wallpaper

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Beans
    1,087
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    Quote Originally Posted by OldTimeTech View Post
    do you have ntfs-3g loaded and do you have the files in Vista shared that you want to use?
    This isn't a deal breaker between ubuntu and windows. I dual boot and never installed any extra package to access my NTFS partitions, and file sharing won't do you any good either... Theoretically, the only thing you have to be worried about is properly shutting down windows, otherwise windows locks-up your NTFS partition...
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
    The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 22367
    Howto automount NTFS - My wallpaper

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Beans
    23

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Victormd View Post
    How are you trying to access your files? Does your vista partition show up in the PLACES menu?
    Open a terminal and type
    Code:
     sudo fdisk -l
    and that will list the partitions "seen" by Ubuntu. Post the output...
    you also might want to check this thread.
    my vista partition does show up in the PLACES menu. I can even access some of the folders in the partition. however, when i try to access the documents and settings folder, so that i can get to the Users folder and from there to my documents, nothing shows up in the Documents and Setting folder

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Beans
    1,087
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    It's odd that you can only partially access your vista partition. In vista, did you set any file access permissions (with password or something)? If so, that might be the reason why you can't access your user folder.
    I just ran a quick check here on my vista and ubuntu dual boot comp. and the only thing that keeps me from accessing it is if I'm hibernating windows (or didn't properly shut down), then the partition becomes locked...
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
    The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 22367
    Howto automount NTFS - My wallpaper

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Beans
    1,087
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    Ok, just remembered that I did have to set permissions in vista...
    In vista:
    1. Right click on the documents and settings folder, click on properties, then click on the security tab.
    2. Click on the EDIT button to change permissions.
    3. On the new window, click on ADD, then ADVANCED, then click on the FIND NOW button and scroll until you find "Everyone", select it.
    4. Click on ADD, then OK. Now, you should be on the "Permissions for Documents" window.
    5. Select "Everyone" under "Group or user names:" and then choose "full control" under the "Permissions for Everyone" section.

    This will grant access to this folder so you can see it under ubuntu and you should be able to access your files which should be under
    media/"partition name"/USERS/your name/my documents

    Let me know if this works for you...

    If there are any other folders you can't access, you'll have to set the permissions in the same way...
    "There are 10 types of people: Those who read binary and those who don't"
    >>>"who is general failure and why is he reading my files"<<<
    The Ubuntu Counter Project - user number # 22367
    Howto automount NTFS - My wallpaper

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Williams Lake
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    I don't know what kind of vista installation you have but in my case all my documents are located in /usr/jimk/documents. Documents and Settings is empty. I beleive this is just a leftover that MS hasn't figured out how to remove without screwing up the os.

    Jim

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Beans
    147
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Accessing Vista Partition

    Jim/cariboo907 is right.

    Vista uses some sort of symlink (called junctions I think) for legacy purposes which don't work under anything other than Vista.

    You'll want to look in C:/Users/username/Music, etc. IIRC In any case I think that's your problem and you just need to poke around a little more.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •