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Windows 7: How to connect other drives

03 Sep 2014   #1
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 
How to connect other drives

Hi all,

Windows 7

I have 3 hard drives on the PC. All of them can be detected by BIOS.

Windows 7 is now running on C-drive. Other 2 drives were formatted on Linux system for storage only but without OS running. Please advise how can I connect them to retrieve files from and to save files as well?

Thanks

Regards
satimis


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03 Sep 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Satimis mate try this

BOOTABLEUBUNTU

Makea bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Setthe BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you ascreen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY. You can of course remove the hard drive and any otherdrives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only drive left in themachine then the BIOS will only find it to boot from.

Whenit is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in thepic .

Openthe drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settingsyou may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source orother installed drive doing this.

Iam not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this methodboth on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data fromusing Windows.


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03 Sep 2014   #3
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

What I expect to do is making those 2 hard drives sharing data between Windows and Linux system. I have another drive on this PC running Debian 7. It can read data on those 2 hard drives but Windows 7 can read them.

Edit:
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Debian 7 can read Windows 7 to retrieve data. But Windows 7 can't read Debian 7


Regards
satimis
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03 Sep 2014   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Satimis - Try this software: ext2explore Free Download
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03 Sep 2014   #5
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Satimis - Try this software: ext2explore Free Download
Hi,

Thanks for your link.

I have been googling a while before posting. There are tons of data on those 2 hard drives for sharing data amongst Linux OS on this PC as well as on other PCs on Intranet. It is impossible for me changing the file system on those 2 hard drives.

satimis
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03 Sep 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry mistook what you were trying to do
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03 Sep 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

For use with WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Macintosh OS X and Linux Mint, I have added a NAS/Network Attached Storage HDD to my Router and can access it for both read and right from all computers. It's a 1TB formatted as NTFS. Most versions of Linux I've looked at can directly work with NTFS [LiveCD or LiveDVD]. Since I installed it I've scaled back my quest for a decent inexpensive NTFS app for my MacBook Pro, what I found didn't work good enough with USB NTFS HDDs but the Mac does natively support FAT32 HDDs.
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03 Sep 2014   #8
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 

Hi all,

I have 2 PCs, both running Oracle VirtualBox with about 40 VMs installed on PC1 and about 20 VMs on PC2, running Ubuntu/Fedora/SUSE Linux/CentOS/LinuxMint/Win7/WinServer etc,. The PCs are connected via a router. There are 2 additonal hard drives installed on each PC, solely for storage. Data are shared amongst them without problem.

Because I can't manage scanning negatives on VM, I just installed Windows 7 on an additional hard drive on PC2, bare-metal installation. Now the problem of scanning negatives has been solved. But another problem, sharing data, began.

satimis
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03 Sep 2014   #9
satimis

Windows Vista
 
 

Hi all,

Lot of thanks for your advice.

Now I find a simple and straightforward solution without making any change on Windows 7. This Windows 7, a bare-metal installation copy, is solely for scanning, in particular the negatives. After scanning I'll leave all image files on Windows 7. Then start up Ubuntu, the host of this Virtual Box PC, and move all files to the storage HD.

Thanks again for your time and effort.

satimis
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