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I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot. I took a screenshot in Ubuntu and saved it to the NTFS partition. I can view the file from ubuntu but when i come to windows it doesnt opens the file. When i check the file properties in windows it shows 0 byte.

How can i access the file? Is there any way to fix the problem ?

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Have you done a Windows/NTFS chkdsk /f, to check for corruption? I am currently using (latest update of) Ubuntu 11.10 (32bit) and Windows 7 (32bit), and do NOT experience this issue. – david6 Jan 28 '12 at 22:56
Another way to cause this is to hibernate Windows, boot Ubuntu, and then write files to the NTFS partition... – user8290 Jan 29 '12 at 16:23

There is a "bug" with the new implementation of NFS on Windows. I do not know a solution, but will watch for one. You will need to look for a work around - either a FAT or EXT4 data partition (with the fs driver installed on windows). Similar bug repost -

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I think that you will need to set up samba and do a network share or this should wk too this also has some useful info too :-)

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the OP is talking about saving to the NTFS partition locally, not over a network share (samba or NFS). – bodhi.zazen Jan 28 '12 at 20:51
the second link gives a nice solution to ntfs partion access :-) – bmbaker Jan 28 '12 at 20:59
Yes, but as I indicated that is not the problem. Also, it is preferable to answer the question - provide details, and reference the link rather then answering a question with links. – bodhi.zazen Jan 28 '12 at 21:02
ah point taken :-) – bmbaker Jan 29 '12 at 9:00

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