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how to view files which i copied in fedora 17 in windows 7

asked 2012-12-15 08:27:04 -0500

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updated 2013-09-16 22:32:48 -0500

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how to view files which i copied in fedora in windows 7

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answered 2012-12-15 12:06:24 -0500

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updated 2012-12-17 01:44:39 -0500

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Different operating systems use their own different file systems. For Windows 7, this is NTFS, for Linux, more specifically for Fedora, the default is EXT4. Linux is capable of reading and writing NTFS filesystems, but the problem is that Windows cannot read Linux file systems.

There are a few options open to you;

Option: Shared NTFS Partition

Most people share files between the two using a shared NTFS partition - this can read and written by both OSs and works quite well.

Option: EXT Driver for Windows

It is possible to install a EXT4 driver into Windows, this adds the functionality of viewing Linux partitions to Windows. I have personally used in the past with good success. This is also free an open source software.

If you would like to go for the shared partition route, then here is an article on Microsoft Technet:

Option: USB Flash drive

Finally, if you just want to do this once, or aren't to fussed about sharing files at a slower speed - just use a USB Flash drive to copy and paste your files around! USB Flash drives most often use the FAT32 Filesystem, which both operating systems support.

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+1 for listing and explaining all options

Jomoos gravatar imageJomoos ( 2012-12-17 01:45:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-09-16 03:17:09 -0500

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xconspirisist already mentioned the options if you have only one computer running at a time - with both operating systems on it.

If you have both running at the same time, I consider using samba or FTP. For this, there are some free ftp-servers for win available on the net.

By the way, Linux supports NTFS since a long time already.. maybe usable for large USB sticks with 128 GB or more..

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answered 2012-12-15 12:57:36 -0500

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you can use Linux reader a free software from disk internals to view files you copied in Fedora

Download Link :

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