How To Access Windows Files On Linux

How To Access Windows Files On Linux
How To Access Windows Files On Linux

If you can’t access your Windows files from Windows, you can launch a Linux live CD and access them using this. Follow the simple steps below.

Acquire a Live Linux image of a distro that can read ntfs/fat32. Download and burn or buy.

Ensure your BIOS is set to boot from CD/USB.

Put your CD/USB in. before the bootloader kicks in (after the POST is okay).

Once Linux has loaded you need to mount your Windows partition. You may need root access.

  • fdisk -l
  • Find the partition that contains Windows, it will probably say NTFS. (sda1 is likely)
  • mkdir -p /media/windows
  • mount /dev/sda1 /media/windows

You can then access your C drive on /media/windows.

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