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December 1, 2009

Trouble Accessing Windows Files?



I'm a Linux noob, so if you choose to help me, please understand that I know next to nothing about Linux Ubuntu.

I installed Windows 7 on my computer, leaving a 30 gig partition for Linux, as well as a 100 mb partition to use as swap.. space I think it's called?

I finally got around to installing Ubuntu today and can no longer boot Windows 7. I made sure that Linux would only use the two partitions that I set aside for it. I can, however, access the files that I have on Windows via Linux, so the partition is still there.

The problem is that when I try to access certain Windows folders, such as my Documents folder, said folder appears to be empty.

If it helps any, I made the Linux partition Ext2. I had no idea which one to choose from the list. Hey, I never said it was a smart idea, but it is what I did. >>

Oh, it's Ubuntu 9.04 by the way, I forgot to say that.

Anyway, I'm just wondering why the Documents folder might appear to be empty, and if there is a way to recover the files in this folder?

I understand that I've royally screwed up my computer and I'll probably have to redo bother operating systems, but it's a worth a shot.

Thanks for your help. (:

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