How to get old files off of my hardrive from windows xp using ubuntu

Asked by treyberry

I am running ubuntu b/c my old hard-drive with XP collapsed..I have some files from xp that I need to get out. I cannot find it under my file browser! Help me please!!! I need to get some pics off my hardrive fast!

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treyberry (treyberry) said :

I need to find a means to get pics , etc off of my old harddisk drive

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stlsaint (stlsaint) said :

step by step: assuming you have livecd...

1)plug in external hdd or whatever media you want to save the files to
2) Boot to livecd
3) if you go to Places you should see the mouted drive...
4) click and drag files over from system to external hdd

NOTE: if you do not see the hdd of your system than you need to mount it...
NOTE: you wont need sudo for these cmds
1) in terminal run: fdisk -l
2) you will see something like: /dev/sda (sda is your first hdd in system and /dev/sdb will be your external hdd or usb)
3) in terminal: mkdir /mnt/temp
4) take the dev name you got from fdisk -l (/dev/sda probably))
5) in terminal: mount /dev/sda /mnt/temp

after that you should see the hdd on your desktop and in your Places tab.
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