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i have to transfer huge files(like 20GB), how can i do that without formatting my windows (NP if i format my Ubuntu)? Note: i'm using Ubuntu 11.04

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I recommend editing your question to clarify whether the Windows system is installed on the same computer as the Ubuntu system, or if you have two separate machines and want to transfer files from the machine running Windows to the machine running Ubuntu. (The answers given thus far assume the former.) – Eliah Kagan Nov 19 '11 at 21:36
@Eliahkagan the user hasn't been active here since the question was asked. – Alvar Nov 19 '11 at 22:32
Is there any reason this question can't be generalized to just "Windows"? I think the answer is the same for any version... – Jjed Mar 19 '12 at 0:47

In Ubuntu:

  1. Mount the Windows partition (it mounts automatically when you click on it).
  2. Open the Windows partition and browse to the folder you want to copy/move to.
  3. Drag the folder/files you want to their new destination.

Note: You can copy files/folders in any way you want to, both to and from Ubuntu.

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This may not address if the OP needed to copy between two different computers. In that case, one could use openssh-server and WinSCP. – Huckle Mar 19 '12 at 4:06
@Huckle it's not stated in the question, how will I answer for stuff that's not asked for? – Alvar Mar 19 '12 at 7:16
Like a proof by cases from math class. I wouldn't take it out too many cases, but since he mentions that the files are large, one might divine that he considered network transfer. He wasn't really specific enough, hence why I upvoted your answer. – Huckle Mar 19 '12 at 21:30
@Huckle Then it's another question with another answer. ask it, and answer it. then others could use it. it's good to answer your own questions. – Alvar Mar 19 '12 at 21:48

If you have installed Ubuntu with Wubi (How to tell if Ubuntu is installed inside or alongside Windows?) then go to /host. Your Windows data files are in /host/Users/%username%/"

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Might not even need to mount the windows partition. UBuntu should find, and mount it automatically. Open File Manager and see if you see it mounted.

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it mounts automatically when you click on the partition it's like any external drive. – Alvar Nov 3 '11 at 17:15

Its really easy. Just go into your /host folder in your file system. In there is the entire Windows 7 file system. You then can do into /host/Users folder and locate your user name for Windows 7. In there you will find all you typical files you would find in Windows like: Pictures, Desktop, Videos, appdata, Documents, etc. You can find all your files in there and copy then into your ubuntu file system. Simple!

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