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Transfering files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu VIA partition

Is it possible to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows by creating a partition? Like a flash drive would work (mounting the partition, copying the files to it, then mounting and copying on the ...
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Step by step guide to partition an external HDD in two file formats

I just purchased an external HDD (1TB) which I want to partition with two different file formats - NTFS and FAT32 (this partition is for my PS3 backups). At the moment it's a giant 943mb NTFS ...
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How to reformat NTFS internal hard disk to FAT from ubuntu 12.04 live CD?

When booting from ubuntu live cd and going to gparted/disk utility, the disk was shown but it can't really recognize it, if you know what I mean. (from gparted: Warning: /dev/sda: unrecognised disk ...
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Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS without data loss

Is there a way to change the partition format from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data in it? For now I am aware of one method: split partition in two, set the new partition format to NTFS, copy data ...
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Best filesystem for a shared data space?

I want to have a partition mounted to both Window's "My Documents" and Ubuntu's "My Documents". What are the advantages and disadvantages of FAT and NTFS? Is there an accepted standard or common way ...
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Can Ubuntu defragment NTFS or FAT drives?

Can I use Ubuntu to defrag a Windows NTFS/FAT drive or partition?
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rsync not working between NTFS/FAT and EXT

I have music that I play in my car, from an FAT32 USB stick. The folder which I use to put songs on is stored on my EXT4 hard drive. I add/remove/retag songs regularly and occassionally want to ...
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Using a fat32 partition for a swapfile

I have installed ubuntu 11 onto a 30GB SSD (10 & 17GB partitions - / and /home respectively) with a 1TB and 2TB disk drive for data/large programs and I did not want to subject the SSD to swap ...
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“Lost” files in FAT32 drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for recovering deleted data from a flash drive I was a little sleepy and I formated a 256 Gb USB pendrive with FAT32, copied some files and folders from a laptop ...