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Windows 7: Unable to see Vista files when using 7

10 Jun 2009   #1

Windows Vista & Windows 7
Unable to see Vista files when using 7

hi, i have just installed windows 7 on my laptop as a dual boot with vista, i cant see any of my files that are on the vista partition when using 7. does anyone know how to fix this or do i just have to copy everything using an external HD?

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10 Jun 2009   #2
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

Administrative tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management, find the Vista Drive, Give it a letter.
(It was hidden to protect you)
Oh - and welcome deal - I'm sure you'll find useful stuff here and good guidance when you need it.

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11 Jun 2009   #3

Windows Vista & Windows 7

thanks i think i got it working now.. there was a bit of hassle with the permissions but got it to work eventually on both. i think in my experimenting with windows 7 i will be using these forums alot
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11 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit RTM

my disks are dynamic and when I change between OS drives, I have to import them again. Not sure if your situation is similiar.
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12 Jun 2009   #5

Windows Vista & Windows 7

nah mine somehow sorted itself out. i went into vista and changed the permissions somehow. now when i go to vista the files are all in that drive (C which is 220Gb and in this case 7 is 17Gb, and then i restart and go into windows 7 and they are all in that drive (D and the sizes have swapped. dont ask me how i did it but im not complaining lol
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