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Old 12-03-2009
accessing windows files from unix

Hello,

I am new to Unix and I would like to know how can I see my files from Windows desktop. When I type ls, I can see a list of files-directories including Desktop, but when I cd Desktop, and then ls there is a message 'Link to old Desktop'. (The big picture is to build a sundials library but the sundials-2.4 file that I have downloaded is in my Windows Desktop). Thank you Smilie
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Old 12-03-2009
So you already have access to your files...? what's the problem?
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Old 12-03-2009
thanks for the reply

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688
So you already have access to your files...? what's the problem?
thanks Corona for the reply. The thing is that I cannot see my files on My Documents, for example etc. So how will I open the sundials-4.0 which is a tar file (and I cannot locate it) from Unix?Smilie
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Old 12-03-2009
Ah, you're trying to get into My Documents. That's not actually in your desktop, even though windows shows it -- technically, "My Documents" and "Desktop" are in the same folder under your user settings. Like
Code:
c:\Documents and Settings\My Username\My Documents
c:\Documents and Settings\My Username\Desktop

Nearly everything on your desktop is either virtual or brought in from the "All Users" account, which is why it looks so bare when you see a real directory listing.
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Old 12-04-2009
i am in the right forum :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688
Ah, you're trying to get into My Documents. That's not actually in your desktop, even though windows shows it -- technically, "My Documents" and "Desktop" are in the same folder under your user settings. Like
Code:
c:\Documents and Settings\My Username\My Documents
c:\Documents and Settings\My Username\Desktop

Nearly everything on your desktop is either virtual or brought in from the "All Users" account, which is why it looks so bare when you see a real directory listing.
I see!!! Smilie thanks a lot Smilie
 

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