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I run Ubuntu from a USB (run the whole OS from it, persistent) and want to access files such as my pictures or documents from Windows 7, is it possible to do so? How?

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open nautilus and check your left top where it says ´devices´ for your device, Then browse your files and then u can copy/delete/move, your files –  blade19899 Sep 12 '12 at 13:08
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You need to mount the partition that contains you files. Run this on Terminal:

sudo fdisk -l

It should be something like

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2          206848   209717247   104755200    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

To locate which partition has your files, probably the one Windows 7 is installed in, then perform the following command:

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdaX /~/choose-a-folder-name-you-want

Where X is the number of the partition you want to mount, like /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2.

It should mount the disk with full access, so you can copy and paste files to those folders. More about mount.

Remember, it will mount your whole Windows 7 partition to a folder, so be carefull not to delete anything important.

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