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I am new to Ubuntu and would like to ask a question, any help would be greatly appreciated.

So, I installed YUMI multiboot USB creator into my pendrive, and added Ubuntu 12.04 as one of the Linux distributions, and I boot my computer using this pendrive.

SO I am running Ubuntu from this pendrive but when I m using Ubuntu how can I access the files in this pendrive? (because it also works as storage, i can access the files in it using explorer in Windows)

When I go to files in Ubuntu, I can find other devices like my other external harddisk, the harddisk in my computer...etc, but I just can't find my USB pendrive hence I can't access the files in it...

Please, can anyone tell me how to access my files in my pendrive? is this possible? Thank you very much~

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When you connect your USB it should appear as an external disk on the Unity Bar (where the icons are). See this image to understand what I mean. –  Lucio Aug 10 '12 at 18:23
    
Thank you for the quick reply ~~I am running Ubuntu from the USB pendrive so it has always been connected from the start –  Jason Pang Aug 10 '12 at 18:28
    
but the problem is that it doesn't show up as an external disk on the Unity Bar, I can see my computer's harddisk,but not the USB pendrive... –  Jason Pang Aug 10 '12 at 18:29
    
so I tried this: ~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x80d2f3ee Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 604164095 302082016+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 604164096 606251007 1043456 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) /dev/sda3 606251722 625130185 9439232 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT –  Jason Pang Aug 11 '12 at 1:43
    
Disk /dev/sdb: 31.6 GB, 31625052160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3844 cylinders, total 61767680 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 128 61767679 30883776 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) This 31.6GB disk is my pendrive, but it doesn't show up as external disk in Unity Bar or in the file explorer –  Jason Pang Aug 11 '12 at 1:43
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The USB that you are booting Ubuntu from will not show up as an external disc.

I notice from your screen shot that it only has 1 partition.

It should be as simple as opening Nautilus then clicking Filesystem and navigating to the folder & files you want.

File System

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OMG a did look into this but just found out that the files in the usb are in the cdrom folder of the file system! i look like an idiot now lol anyway thank you for the help~ –  Jason Pang Aug 11 '12 at 10:31
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