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Thread: Can't find Microsoft executables in Wine browse C:

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013

    Can't find Microsoft executables in Wine browse C:

    Hello world. I am new to Ubuntu and Linux as a whole and I am also an aspiring computer programmer (as a hobby, really). On my computer I have Ubuntu 12.10 through Wubi dual boot with Windows 7. I want to use my Ubuntu desktop for work more than Windows because I am more productive with Ubuntu. Anyways, I use Microsoft Power Point a lot so I recently installed Wine Browse C: and I cannot find my executable for Power Point nor can I find any of my files saved on my Windows 7. When I access my .wine directory and type ls here's all I get:

    brian@ubuntu:~/.wine$ ls
    dosdevices drive_c system.reg user.reg userdef.reg
    When I browse it using the GUI and even hit ctrl+H there is nothing hidden and nothing available in my Program Files folder or anywhere on my C drive through Wine. I am not sure if there is something broken in Wine, if I am doing something wrong, or if I am missing a step after installation where I could even access my C drive. The worse part is I am not really sure where to start in asking for help. How can I find or access anything on my C drive? I have tried using ctrl+H but nothing shows up and I cannot find any of my files or executables.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

    Re: Can't find Microsoft executables in Wine browse C:

    I have never used Wubi but I think you are looking in the wrong place, wine has nothing to do with your Windows system.
    In Nautilus file browser can you see any other file systems, possibly labelled "Devices"?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Ubuntu Mate Development Release

    Re: Can't find Microsoft executables in Wine browse C:

    In Wubi systems, your "C" drive is automatically mounted under /host.

    But ... be careful ... modifying, deleting, or adding files to your "C" partition from inside Wine risks corrupting the Win7 filesystem -- and could render it unbootable.

    Also, Powerpoint does not work well under Wine. It gets at best a Silver rating:
    Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
    Will not respond to PM requests for support -- use the forums.


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