I am new to Ubuntu, trying to share files between OS's dual boot XP, Ubuntu 12.04.
Are there programs to load on each OS to do this?
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NTFS or FAT32 partition should be recognized, but id not you can simply mount it with Partition manager. I've been working this way for several years with no problem...
On the other hand you'd might like to access Ubuntu files from XP. For this you need program either to mount linux (ext2,ext3 or ext4) partition as drive. Explore2fs, Ext2Fsd, DiskInternals Linux Reader... There are many! I had no problems with ext2 or ext3, but there were problems with reading ext4. Some programs might have problems writing to ext partition... Google it.
Ps: I also made a different partition for /home directory, so that reading from XP wouldn't harm root of linux... Just to stay in the safe zone ;)
Ubuntu will read/write all the information that you have in the Windows partition, because those partitions would be
NTFS and both partitions are recognized by Ubuntu.
The problem is in Windows (as always). Windows can read/write the previously mentioned system formats, but it can not recognize
So, if you Ubuntu system is in a
extX partition (must of the cases) it won't be recognized by Windows. But there is a work around to recognize
extX file systems from Windows, just review the following post where you will find the necessary information: