NTFS mount problem on dual boot system Vista/ubuntu 12.04

Asked by Danish on 2012-09-15

Hello everyone.
I am an absolute beginner to Ubuntu. I have just recently installed it and I am unable to find any files/folders. I have googled the problem and discovered that I might be because of the NTFS file system.
So far I have tried that NTFS-config and all the other methods to mount NTFS drives on the web but to no avail. I am still unable to access any files.
I'd appreciate any help that I can get.
Thanks.

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2012-09-16
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2012-09-16
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2012-09-15

Just to clarify, you dual boot and want access to your NTFS partition. Is that correct? If so, did you install using Wubi?

Thanks

Danish (usergimp) said : #2

Many thanks for your reply.
Yes. I have used a Windows Installer and I cannot access my files on the 'windows desktop' or 'mydocuments' or anything that I have saved on Windows.
I get the error " NTFS prefix is not set" at the ubuntu boot up.

Danish (usergimp) said : #3

Many thanks for your reply.
Yes. I have used a Windows Installer and I cannot access my files on the 'windows desktop' or 'mydocuments' or anything that I have saved on Windows.
I get the error " NTFS prefix is not set" at the ubuntu boot up.

Then run:

ln -s /host ~/Windows\ Files

And you will have a new entry in $HOME for your data.

I recommend you don't store masses of user data on the desktop in Windows. It slows the system down.

Danish (usergimp) said : #5

Problem solved. I can access all the files now.
cheers for your help mate.

Please mark as solved. The /host folder is default in wubi installs and in my opinion is the ONLY benefit of using Wubi.

Danish (usergimp) said : #7

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.