I wanted to ask, how can i view all my windows files on Ubuntu. I found out how to get my D drive folders but have yet not figured out how to get my C drive files. Please give me an easy way to find my files. For more information, i have installed ubuntu via wubi. Please answer my question ASAP.


In a Wubi install your windows partition (your C: drive) is mounted in /host/

In nautilus, the file manager, click on the File System icon at the left bar. In the right panel there is view with some folders, all your C: drive contents will be inside of the one called host.

  • Thnx but i want my C drive contents
    – Ammar
    Mar 15 '12 at 10:12
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    If C is the drive where windows is installed your contents should be accessible as I said. Mar 15 '12 at 10:58
  • Thank you so much. Do you know if I can configure this to be readonly? May 10 '12 at 0:08
  • I don't think so. I don't really understand how /host works (it's mounted at boot time, but not in fstab), but the Ubuntu image is contained in it. It's likely that a read-only host means a read-only Ubuntu. But as I said I don't really understand how it works. May 10 '12 at 6:50

To explore your harddisks you can use Disk Utility. Open the Dash with the Windows-key and type in disk... and start the application.

open disk utility

On the left hand you find your Storage Devices. Choose the right one. Now you can mount the proper volume (if not yet done) on the right hand (Mount Volume) and open the folder by clicking the path shown under Mount Point.

Be careful with options like Format Drive, Edit Partition, and Delete Partition! You could lose data or damage your system.

You should be able to find your user data under (C)/Users/(Username)/... (Documents, Music, etc.)

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    As this is a wubi install, the volume should be already mounted. But anyway, this is a great idea, it appears there as mounted and the link works. Mar 15 '12 at 11:15

In Ubuntu, open Nautilus and navigate to the root of the file system( default open location should be /home/home, just navigate back to /)

After, open the directory called "host". It is C: directory from Windows.

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