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I just tried running Ubuntu from a USB Stick and I can't locate any files created under XP - documents, photos, etc. Can't even find the C: drive.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Which version of Ubuntu did you start? I assume you are referring to 12.04.

At first, look at the left for an icon named "Home folder". Click it and you will see a window similar to Windows Explorer, like in this screenshot.

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Then look at the devices and search for your Windows drive. It will not be called "C" but it has the same label (e.g. "Windows").

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Found "Devices", but the only folder in there was "Casper-rw" which I could not access. Any thoughts? Yes, it is version 12.04. – Tim Sep 25 '12 at 13:56
What is the label of your hard drive in Windows? Could you check in Windows Explorer with "right click / Properties"? I want to ensure that "Casper-rw" is not your hard drive. If it is not, there is the possibility that Ubuntu did not detect your hard drive correctly. – Stephan Windmüller Sep 25 '12 at 14:11
Simply says "Drive C". And in the upper box where a name can be entered, it says "System". – Tim Sep 25 '12 at 14:16
Ah, okay, capser-rw seems to be the name of the mounted live system. What type of hard disk do you have installed? Is it a common IDE/SATA drive? – Stephan Windmüller Sep 25 '12 at 14:17
I'm not 100% sure but I think so. Rel. new laptop. NTFS file system. – Tim Sep 25 '12 at 14:21

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