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How to access NTFS partition on a Linux system from another Windows system?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Ken, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,064

    Hi guys,

    My main system is running Windows 7 Home and I plan to install Linux Mint Cinnamon on my second system which is in another room just to learn about the OS.

    I also want to move my mechanical HDDs from my Windows system to the Linux one so my main system is completely silent. I know I can view the files on those HDDs from Linux but how would I go about accessing the files from my Windows system?

    Oh, I would prefer not to dual boot.

    Thanks :)
  2. memyselfandi


    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 8,672

    Location: Nottingham

    Mount the NTFS filesystems under Linux
    Share the mounted filesystems out using Samba
    Mount Samba shares on Windows box
  3. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,550

  4. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

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    Excellent, thank you very much guys :D
  5. APM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2011

    Posts: 1,435

    Location: Wales

    I found knowing the IP addresses for your windows machines helps when using Samba.