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Thread: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

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    Lightbulb Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    Hello,
    My computer had only Windows 7 on it
    When I installed Ubuntu, everything was right (I installed app ...)
    The next day I decided to go on Windows 7. When this one was booting, There was a error message which said that Windows had to verify the index.
    Back to Windows 7, everything was normal.
    Back to Linux I tried to go inside the partitions (all my documents are in a same partitions) created by Windows(system, documents ...) but I could not because I need a password to access to Windows' partitions :


    On Windows, I put a password on my administrator account without result.

    I searched without answers on internet and Linux forum

    Sorry for my bad language I am french and I don't speak good english

    Thanks for you help
    Last edited by dunivixs; September 12th, 2020 at 05:37 PM.

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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    How did you try to access the windows partition from ubuntu? Using a terminal, a file manager? What exactly was the result when you tried? Do you have windows hibernated? Were you ever able to access windows from Ubuntu?

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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    Which file system?
    Did you completely shutdown Windows? No standby or hibernation is allowed on either linux or Windows.

    Good questions by yancek too.
    Last edited by TheFu; September 12th, 2020 at 05:47 PM.

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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    Linux usually does not need a password to access windows files, unless you placed a password on them or encrypted windows partition, or they are on a different computer. Linux can only access windows files if windows is shutdown, not in hibernation.

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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    My Windows is always shut down when I use Linux because I have to shut down Windows and boot on Linux
    I tried to access with the file manager, I need a password : https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...e_probleue.png
    From the terminal I tried to open the folder /dev/sda1 but I can do it because it is a file

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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    That's asking for your sudo password. Just enter your normal Ubuntu password. The partition will be mounted in a temporary directory outside of your home directory, and therefore requires elevated permissions.

    Alternatively, make a mount directory and manually mount the partition. From the terminal run
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    sudo mkdir /mnt/win; sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/win
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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    From the file manager I tried to mount the partitions' Windows but I have the password which is unknown from me
    And from the terminal with the command that you gave to me :
    I have a problem when I entered my password, I have this error : '''Username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.''
    user is my account's name
    That means I can not be root ?
    Last edited by dunivixs; 4 Weeks Ago at 08:38 AM.

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    Re: Linux needs a password to access to Windows' partitions (Windows 7)

    Problem solved,
    It was because I could not become root, so I used this site : https://www.tecmint.com/fix-user-is-...ported-ubuntu/

    Thanks for your help, the partitions are already mount when I arrived on Linux

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