How to mount your Windows Partition

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How to mount your Windows Partition

Postby LionKing34 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:06 am

This is a tutorial to show you how to mount your Windows partition to a directory in Linux Mint for people who still have Windows installed. This will allow you to access all your old files.

First you need to make sure you have GParted installed. If you don't you can install it with: sudo apt-get install gparted

Once it is installed run it with: sudo gparted

Now you need to identify your Windows partition. Under 'File System' it should say ntfs. If more than one partition is ntfs then you will have to identify it by its size. Boot into Windows to check the size of your C: drive, then go back and find the partition which has that size under the 'Size' column.

Once you have identified the partition right click it and select 'Information'. Leave this window open.

Open a terminal edit the fstab file using: sudo nano /etc/fstab

Add these lines to the bottom of the file:

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# windows partition
UUID=<UUID>     /<mount_folder>      ntfs      defaults,errors=remount-ro 0

where <UUID> is the UUID as given in the information window and <mount_folder> is the folder where you want to mount your Windows partition. I named mine 'c'.

Next make sure that folder is created, so for me: sudo mkdir /c

Now enter this command: sudo mount -a

This should mount your Windows partition to that folder!

Fell free to leave questions.

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