Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc

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jonbey
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Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc

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Hi, I am on live CD. When I shut down and go back to Windows, are all my downloads etc saved somewhere?

I am still trying to work out what I can and cannot do with live CD.
New to Linux Mint. Used Ubuntu in the past. Just suffered a Vista failure so trying this out. When not trying to fix my PC I manage Essex Portal.
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Re: Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc

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no
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Re: Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc

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Short answer: No.

Long answer: It depends. If you want to retain those files, then move them to external media (UFD, memory card, bluetooth transfer to your mobile phone) or mount the hard drive and move them there before you shut down the computer.
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Re: Live CD question about saved files / downloads etc

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I'd suggest running Live USB instead from CD, using Persistence. if you're using Windows here's a fine tool to create the USB stick, and you have to set the USB drive ahead of other drives in your computer's BIOS for booting:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal- ... -as-1-2-3/

I'd suggest a 4GB USB drive, with 1.5 GB set for the Mint, and the rest allocated to "Persistence."

The advantage of Persistent Live USB is it behaves pretty much like a regular installation, saving your settings and even your additions and deletions of software - you can really use Mint in a way you can't from CD. In my experience, over a year or so with many versions of Linux, the Live USB always seems to wonky after a few weeks of regular use, demanding passwords or failing to find the hard drive, so I don't consider it a reliable substitute for a real installation, but it is far better than Live CD.
TRUST BUT VERIFY any advice from anybody, including me. Mint/Ubuntu user since 10.04 LTS. LM20 64 bit XFCE (Dell 1520). Dual booting LM20 XFCE / Win7 (Lenovo desktop and Acer netbook).
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