[SOLVED] Cant see my data from windows

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TotalLinuxNoob
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[SOLVED] Cant see my data from windows

Post by TotalLinuxNoob » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:04 pm

I have 2 SSD in my computer.
On the first one i have Windows 10.
On the second on i have Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon with 2 partitions.

I have never had both SSDs at the same time running, until today...
I have started my PC with both SSDs on. No problems... i had the choice to boot Linux or Windows.
So i have started Windows i saw both paritions of Linux in my explorer. Both where completly (100%) empty... no folders, just nothing, but Linux should have been about 40 GB large. Okay... i thought its some security stuff and i just cant see or do anything from windows...
So i have dragged and dropped a folder (800 MB) with different files on the second Linux partition (where i dont have any files for sure) and restarted my pc.
I was about to boot Linux and check if i can see my folder, but... i was stucked on a black screen. :shock:

I had not access to that folder from a USB Drive with Linux on it. I have tried to restore my Linux with a Timeshift restore point, but i had no success.
At the end, i erased my second SSD, installed Linux again and ...

... i want to know what i have done wrong?

Why am i not able to see any data/files/etc. on a linux SSD with windows 10?

Sorry for the long post.
Last edited by TotalLinuxNoob on Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Black Screen

Post by richyrich » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:32 pm

Windows cannot see or use Linux ext4 file systems. The other way, Linux can see and use windows file systems.
Suggestion: If you need to copy or move files from within windows, create an ntfs partition on your linux ssd, and share it in linux, then windows should see and be able to use it.

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Re: Black Screen

Post by TotalLinuxNoob » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:42 pm

Okay thanks.
I still dont know what i had a black screen, but i will open a new topic if i get it again
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Re: [SOLVED] Cant see my data from windows

Post by Flemur » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:07 pm

Windows can "see" linux filesystems if you install some stuff in windows, e.g.
https://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-ways ... m-windows/

IIRC, I used Ext2Fsd (Edit: Ext2explore) , and IIRC, it's "read-only". It's still probably better to share an NTFS partition ...
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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