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Windows 7: USB boot program that accesses Windows files?

25 Apr 2011   #1
crazylikeacat

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
USB boot program that accesses Windows files?

Hi,

Is there a way to boot from a USB stick and access my Windows 7 directories and files? Perhaps a Linux-like or DOS-like boot program?

thanks!
Max


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25 Apr 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

You can make a bootable USB image of a live Linux cd like Ubuntu.

Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive the Easy Way - How-To Geek
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25 Apr 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you've answered your own question.

near enough any linux distro can be stuck on a bootable usb stick, and can access your files and folders.

my fave ultra-lightweight-but-still-very-useful distros are slitaz or puppy.

more instructions here...
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25 Apr 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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