View Full Version : [ubuntu] dual boot windows files location

Duke Togo
June 2nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
I`m dual booting ubuntu with xp and would like to access some of my files (music etc) from the xp partition from within ubuntu
how can I do this?
where are these files located?

June 2nd, 2009, 09:03 AM
well it depends on how you installed ubuntu. if you used wubi to install ubuntu inside of windows, then your windows drive is in /host.

if you installed ubuntu on its own drive or partition then it should be under Places in your toolbar.

June 2nd, 2009, 09:03 AM
It depends in what partition your Windows files are located. Your Windows files are commonly found in /host

June 2nd, 2009, 10:15 AM
what is the format that your using other partion's?

Nixie Pixel
June 2nd, 2009, 10:48 AM
Usually when you are dual booting on booting to Ubuntu under Places you should see your Windows partitions as something like:

64.0 GB Media
32.0 GB Media

Or, if you named your volumes:


When you click on one of these Ubuntu will mount the partition for you. In the file system this usually gets mounted under /media/disk/ or a similar directory.