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How can i access windows users directory from ubuntu live to backup some files before format. It is showing me empty folder but i know that it is not empty?

Folder /media/somepart/Users/Myuser is empty but i know it is not.

If i where under windows i could perform take over ownership of that directory but i do not know how to do that under linux.

Can you help me to transfer files ?

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You are looking in the wrong place. On the left bar, there should be something like OSDISK or XXX GB Filesystem. You want to pick the one where Windows is installed(try a few). Your documents will be stored in Documents and Settings/[Your username]/My Documents or Users/[Your username]/My Documents. You can copy them to a flash drive. You can also do this after installing as long as you don't pick the option to remove Windows while installing.

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I know that but i cannot get to /[Your username]/My Documents im stuck at /[Your username]/ because that folder is empty. –  Daniel Oct 16 '12 at 21:34
    
Try the other parent directory(if you used Users, use Documents and Settings or vice versa. The files must be there or your Windows installation is strangely configured. –  hexafraction Oct 16 '12 at 21:39
    
i tryed both but there is no files. If i try to acces files from guest account i cannot acces this specific user. Can it be because this username is password protected ? –  Daniel Oct 16 '12 at 21:47
    
What version of Windows are you using? Are you using Windows EFS? –  hexafraction Oct 16 '12 at 21:49
    
windows 7 pro. no efs –  Daniel Oct 16 '12 at 21:58

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