I am totally new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 from a USB stick. I was under the impression that doing this would allow me to access my files from within Ubuntu just as I've always done using Windows.
However, although I can still access the files easily from the Windows partition in the file manager, the files are not fully integrated into my Ubuntu environment. I.e. whenever I want to use them, I have to navigate to the Windows partition. E.g. I would like to 'import' my existing music files - which right now are in my Music folder in Windows - into Rhythmbox, to make playlists, etc. But I cannot! The best I can do is navigate to the Win partition and open the files individually from there.
What I want is for all my files to 'just be there' for me in Ubuntu as they are in Windows, without having to always navigate to my Windows partition. Is there a way to do this?
Thanks for any guidance you can give.