converting Windows files

Asked by Ron Chandler on 2008-09-07

I have a very basic beginner's question- I'm looking at the Documentation on converting files from Windows, and reading the FAQ's; I don't see how to do the ABC's of export/ import. Is there a digital way to move them between the OS's or is it a matter of convert/record to disc/ open other system/ load from disc ?

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Justin Dugger
Solved:
2008-09-08
Last query:
2008-09-08
Last reply:
2008-09-08
Best Justin Dugger (jldugger) said : #1

Files are a linear sequence of characters (or bits) -- on both Ubuntu and Windows. Transporting files between systems is simple, but finding programs to interpret those characters isn't always simple.

It's very likely that Ubuntu can read and write to your Windows drive storing your Windows files. If you click on Places->Computer you should see the drives Ubuntu can access; one of them may be your windows files, which you can move around.

As far as programs to work with those files, it depends on the files. Most MS Office documents can be handled in Ubuntu software, as can music files, and so on. Just double click on a file and it will determine what program to run.

Ususally you don't need to convert your data files they can be opened using Linux Opensource applications.

Please tell which files you need to open. ( Tell file the extension .doc .tif ....).

Thank you

Ron Chandler (rchandler1091) said : #3

.aspx / mp3 / .do / .jsp Some of these are related to online bill
payments, so I want to be sure I know where I'm going with this before I
change over. (I'm more interested in eliminating the Windows 98 on this old
PC than learning to switch back and forth. W98 is gradually getting
dysfunctional, and the Ubuntu seems to work great)
----- Original Message -----
From: "marcobra" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Question #44465]: converting Windows files

Your question #44465 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/44465

marcobra requested for more information:
Ususally you don't need to convert your data files they can be opened
using Linux Opensource applications.

Please tell which files you need to open. ( Tell file the extension .doc
.tif ....).

Thank you

--
To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
this email or enter your reply at the following page:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/44465

You received this question notification because you are a direct
subscriber of the question.

--
No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG.
Version: 7.5.524 / Virus Database: 270.6.18/1658 - Release Date: 9/7/08 3:30
PM

Charles Profitt (cprofitt) said : #4

The aspx and jsp files should run fine -- assuming your bank didn't code specifically for Windows browsers and do not rely on activeX controls... and if they did that you should switch banks as ActiveX is a security hole.

Ron Chandler (rchandler1091) said : #5

Thanks for all the answers- I seem to be on track now

Ron Chandler (rchandler1091) said : #6

Thanks Justin Dugger, that solved my question.