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I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu and I have many important files on my Windows OS. I've been trying to copy the files from windows to my Ubuntu home directory but the paste option is disabled when I rt click in my home dir.

How can I copy the files? What is the command to copy files from my D drive if using console with sudo?

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closed as off topic by Anwar Shah, Ringtail, Amith KK, Mitch, hexafraction Sep 19 '12 at 19:07

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install ntfs-3g, for read/write permission on an NTFS drive sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g – blade19899 Sep 18 '12 at 8:58
@blade19899 ntfs-3g is installed by default in Ubuntu. – Eliah Kagan Sep 19 '12 at 1:38
Just paste it with selecting the "disabled paste option" or ctrl-v – Anwar Shah Sep 19 '12 at 18:06
Just try use the linux's native shell Nautilus. It can read ntfs partitions natively, and simply using ctrl+c & ctrl+v you shall can do what you want. – dellasavia Aug 26 '15 at 1:14
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Te console command is: sudo cp -R /mounted/win/hdd/location/ /target/location/

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sudo is not needed – Dan Sep 18 '12 at 8:00
Umar asked for command with sudo. ;) – Frantique Sep 18 '12 at 8:05

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