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How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I'm going to install W7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1, and my partition tab will look like this:


  • 120GB - Windows (15GB for the system, the rest for my games)

  • 28GB - Ubuntu /

  • 150GB - Separate partition for sharing documents (music, videos, private files etc)
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marked as duplicate by Web-E, Eliah Kagan, theDefector, hhlp, qbi Jan 18 '13 at 13:06

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What's the question? – Eliah Kagan Jan 18 '13 at 6:59

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Go ahead and install. Make 150GB as ntfs so that it can be seen in both windows and ubuntu.

For details please refer to Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

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This is I can't use an NTFS folder as /home – Amanda Jan 18 '13 at 5:33
if not ntfs, it can't be seen by windows. Do you really need a home partition. All heavy files like media files can be copied to it and viewable in both windows and ubuntu. If it stays in /home it can't be accessed via windows. – Web-E Jan 18 '13 at 6:11
Your /home folder (or partition) can be seen only by Linux. NTFS partitions - by Linux and Windows. Store your data accordingly. – Bucic Jan 18 '13 at 20:11

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