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Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1 [Solved]

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:21 pm
by JoHubb
I have ended up for all sorts of reasons with both 18.3 and 19.1 versions of Mate.

How best to copy data files (.mp4; .flac, .png etc) from the 18.3 version to the 19.1?
I am not very Linux literate - I can use the terminal if not too complicated - in other words, when I use the terminal I like to understand what I am doing.

Thanks!

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:36 am
by kato181
Just go to the folders where those files are and copy the contents then paste them into the folders in LM 19.1. or you can backup the folders/files using Aptik or other backup program.
good luck

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:46 pm
by JoHubb
Thank you kato181.

Not sure I can access 18.3 folders from 19.1.

How to do that?

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:15 pm
by JerryF
For us to see what your disk(s) looks like, copy and paste the result of this command from Terminal:

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lsblk

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:22 pm
by Flemur
JoHubb wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Not sure I can access 18.3 folders from 19.1.
How to do that?
In one OS (e.g. 18.3) you should see the partition for the other OS (e.g. 19.1) under "Places" or some such. Double-click to access it.

Also do what JerryF said.

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:17 pm
by JoHubb
Thanks. To be clear, I am running a quadruple boot system with 18.3 as default. Originally it was triple boot but I had to install 19.1 to solve a problem - this was already dealt with on these boards.

The other boots are Windows 10 and Kubuntu.

I could not find a folder (?) on any disk called 'Places'.

pestilany@Hansel ~ $ lsblk
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sdd 8:48 0 931.5G 0 disk
├─sdd2 8:50 0 653.7G 0 part
├─sdd3 8:51 0 277.4G 0 part
└─sdd1 8:49 0 512M 0 part
sdb 8:16 0 3.7T 0 disk
├─sdb2 8:18 0 1.2T 0 part
└─sdb1 8:17 0 2.5T 0 part
└─veracrypt60 253:0 0 2.5T 0 dm /media/veracrypt60
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom
sde 8:64 0 1.8T 0 disk
├─sde5 8:69 0 1.8T 0 part
└─sde1 8:65 0 1K 0 part
sdc 8:32 0 1.4T 0 disk
├─sdc2 8:34 0 354.9G 0 part
├─sdc9 8:41 0 219.7G 0 part
├─sdc7 8:39 0 245.7G 0 part /
├─sdc5 8:37 0 240.2G 0 part
├─sdc3 8:35 0 182.8G 0 part
├─sdc1 8:33 0 137.6G 0 part
├─sdc8 8:40 0 513M 0 part
├─sdc6 8:38 0 16G 0 part [SWAP]
└─sdc4 8:36 0 1K 0 part
sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk
└─sda1 8:1 0 465.8G 0 part
pestilany@Hansel ~ $

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:28 pm
by JerryF
JoHubb wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Thanks. To be clear, I am running a quadruple boot system with 18.3 as default. Originally it was triple boot but I had to install 19.1 to solve a problem - this was already dealt with on these boards.

The other boots are Windows 10 and Kubuntu.

I could not find a folder (?) on any disk called 'Places'.

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pestilany@Hansel ~ $ lsblk
NAME            MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sdd               8:48   0 931.5G  0 disk 
├─sdd2            8:50   0 653.7G  0 part 
├─sdd3            8:51   0 277.4G  0 part 
└─sdd1            8:49   0   512M  0 part 
sdb               8:16   0   3.7T  0 disk 
├─sdb2            8:18   0   1.2T  0 part 
└─sdb1            8:17   0   2.5T  0 part 
  └─veracrypt60 253:0    0   2.5T  0 dm   /media/veracrypt60
sr0              11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  
sde               8:64   0   1.8T  0 disk 
├─sde5            8:69   0   1.8T  0 part 
└─sde1            8:65   0     1K  0 part 
sdc               8:32   0   1.4T  0 disk 
├─sdc2            8:34   0 354.9G  0 part 
├─sdc9            8:41   0 219.7G  0 part 
├─sdc7            8:39   0 245.7G  0 part /
├─sdc5            8:37   0 240.2G  0 part 
├─sdc3            8:35   0 182.8G  0 part 
├─sdc1            8:33   0 137.6G  0 part 
├─sdc8            8:40   0   513M  0 part 
├─sdc6            8:38   0    16G  0 part [SWAP]
└─sdc4            8:36   0     1K  0 part 
sda               8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk 
└─sda1            8:1    0 465.8G  0 part 
pestilany@Hansel ~ $
From what I can tell, Mint 19.1 is on sdc in artition sdc7. When you open file manager, do any of the other partitions appear on the left column?

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:46 am
by JoHubb
Mint 19.1 is on sdd3.

On the left is a list of disk drives. From 19.1 I can access the disk drive containing 18.3 and open the folders. However, it will be a laborious process copying many GBs of data manually from 18.3 to 19.1.

Perhaps I should uninstall this version of 19.1 and use the published method to upgrade my 18.3 to 19.1?

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:04 am
by deepakdeshp
JoHubb wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:46 am
Mint 19.1 is on sdd3.

On the left is a list of disk drives. From 19.1 I can access the disk drive containing 18.3 and open the folders. However, it will be a laborious process copying many GBs of data manually from 18.3 to 19.1.

Perhaps I should uninstall this version of 19.1 and use the published method to upgrade my 18.3 to 19.1?
+1.
Sometimes this fails

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:53 am
by JoHubb
Haha! Nothing is perfect. Fingers crossed.

Re: Copy 18.3 data files to 19.1

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:00 am
by deepakdeshp
JoHubb wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:53 am
Haha! Nothing is perfect. Fingers crossed.
For me it worked though