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Windows 7: win 7 does not open a fat32 partition that works in linux

16 Dec 2017   #11
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iacaziatore View Post
with ubuntu I can read files in Y partition, with windows 7 no but ubuntu says it is fat32 partition
I can't understand
In Windows there are rules and limitations regarding on how many partitions can be created on a hard disc, they can be primary partitions and extended partitions.
I don't understand why you need so many partitions and make your life complicated while you could simply create directories.
As I said if I were you, I would save all files and format the device.


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16 Dec 2017   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you are going to Dual boot Windows and Linux and you expect to share a data drive there are certain suggestions I would make - As Both windows and Linux can Read and Write the NTFS filesystem it makes sense to use this for data drives, This should also apply to Fat32, but i have seen issues in the past with Fat32 formatted on Linux being read by other Operating systems.

One other thing is that when using NTFS you have to realise that although Linux does not use the file security built into NTFS, Windows does, so if you format NTFS from within Linux you have to apply the security to the disk before windows will read the drive, ( right click the drive and take ownership of the whole drive should be enough), although I would advise that formatting NTFS only from Windows would be the best idea.
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16 Dec 2017   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One other thing is that when using NTFS you have to realise that although Linux does not use the file security built into NTFS, Windows does, so if you format NTFS from within Linux you have to apply the security to the disk before windows will read the drive, ( right click the drive and take ownership of the whole drive should be enough), although I would advise that formatting NTFS only from Windows would be the best idea.
I always pre-partition my HDDs using GParted from a Live Linux CD/DVD/USB and I've never had that problem.
The only directories that have "access issues" are some Windows System ones (blocked by design).

Windows must apply/create the appropriate settings when it creates the Recycle and System Volume Information directories on the drive/partition (when files are first copied?).

The only issue I've had was with my first 3 TB HDD (GPT).
Linux had no issues, but the manufacturer's Windows motherboard driver in couldn't handle 3 TB.
This created a conflict where Linux treated it as 3 TB but Windows "thought" it was 2 TB.

I eventually solved the problem by deleting the motherboard driver and then allowing Windows to install its default driver.
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