Reading and writing files to a Windows partition

doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Wed Dec 14 19:11:36 UTC 2011


On 12/14/2011 11:12 AM, Bill Stanley wrote:
> I dual boot with Windows.  My Linus partitions are the usual 
> partitions and for windows I have 2 partitions C: and D: with D being 
> a small partition where I keep files that both Windows and Linux 
> access.  I never write to C: and seldom read files on C:.  I do this 
> because in the past file access to Windows was uncertain.  (If I 
> somehow mess up D: with Linux writing files, its not a disaster.)
>
> My question is... With the improvements to Linux are these precautions 
> needed?  Is Linux access to Win32 and NTFS file systems reliable 
> enough to not have to worry about?
>
> Bill Stanley
>
I have downloaded Windows files using my Linux system, and then copied 
them via Dolphin to the Windows
partition.  Having done that, I have opened them successfully in 
Windows.  I have perhaps done that a dozen times,
so it may not be definitive, but so far, all is copacetic.

--doug




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