Can't view files across partitions

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Caravaggio
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Can't view files across partitions

Post by Caravaggio » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Hi all,

I am trying to move some files from my Windows partition to the Mint one. I can freely access the Windows partition and navigate through it with no problem, but most folders are either empty or some files appear to be missing, and I cannot wrap my head around it.
To be more specific, I am looking for some graphic packs added to Football Manager. They are generally .png files and the odd .xlms, but for some reason I can see them. I tried moving back to the Win partition and they are there. Not really sure what's going on here.

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:19 pm

What happens if you open the folder and press ctrl + H?

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Caravaggio » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Mattyboy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:19 pm
What happens if you open the folder and press ctrl + H?
It... refreshes? I mean, the icons flash but that's about it.

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:48 pm

Nah that's just a way of showing hidden folders in Linux.... anything with a dot at the start .folderNAME will be hidden.

You could try in terminal

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ll
add a space then drag a folder into the Window and hit enter, that should list the folder/drives contents. If there are lots of folders and files you could then 'pipe' it into 'less' adding another space after your folder then use the up/down arrow keys to browse. Q to exit.

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ll yourFolder | less 

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Caravaggio » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:52 pm

Mattyboy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Nah that's just a way of showing hidden folders in Linux.... anything with a dot at the start .folderNAME will be hidden.

You could try in terminal

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ll
add a space then drag a folder into the Window and hit enter, that should list the folder/drives contents. If there are lots of folders and files you could then 'pipe' it into 'less' adding another space after your folder then use the up/down arrow keys to browse. Q to exit.

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ll yourFolder | less 
Terminal says

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11: command not found

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:59 pm

Replace ll with.

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ls -a
You could also try

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cd
hit space, drag the folder into the window and press enter then

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find . "*.png" | less
That should search for all .png files in the folder/drive

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Pippin » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:01 pm

elel
not
oneone
:wink:
"One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.”
B.M.

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Caravaggio » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Pippin wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:01 pm
elel
not
oneone
:wink:
I should really get my eyes checked...
Mattyboy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:59 pm
Replace ll with.

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ls -a
You could also try

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cd
hit space, drag the folder into the window and press enter then

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find . "*.png" | less
That should search for all .png files in the folder/drive
Thank you for the help guys, but neither of these work. I just moved back onto Win and I realised that the folders are on OneDrive, which cannot be accessed from another partition (or perhaps it could, but I just haven't figured out how).
The folders I was looking at are like "ghost copies", same exact folders and names in the same position but with nothing inside. Not really sure why but at least now I can work around that.

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:09 pm

Pippin wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:01 pm
elel
not
oneone
:wink:
:lol: I missed that..... LL not in "capitals"

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Re: Can't view files across partitions

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:10 pm

Caravaggio wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:07 pm
I realised that the folders are on OneDrive,
:lol: :lol: oh.. well... there you go.


No worries mate. :)

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