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

4 Weeks Ago   #1
iacaziatore

win 7 32bits
 
 
win 7 does not open a fat32 partition that works in linux

I have an hdd where I put only data, I have several partitions (all FAT32)
One partition works in linux but not in windows
In ubuntu I can open the partition and see the videos in it
In windows 7 the partition has no name (only local disk) and i can't open it

Thank you
I apologize for my english


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Does that partition have a drive letter in win7 ?
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iacaziatore View Post
In windows 7 the partition has no name (only local disk) and i can't open it
Are you able to go to Computer Management then Disk Management?
Fully expand the window, on the left pane click on the drive you store the data and take a screenshot.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
iacaziatore

win 7 32bits
 
 

the partition is Y
with easeus partitrion master I see fat32 partition, noe I read raw on win 7


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4 Weeks Ago   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could try using disk management to shrink it slightly, then extend it again.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Y: is shown as RAW (Not formatted or formatted as ext4). Are you sure that under Linux it shows as Fat32?
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I don't know all of your requirements, nor why you have so many partitions and such a varied combination of file system types (FAT32, NTFS, RAW). But in my opinion, unless you have a specific need for such complexity and variety, you should keep things a lot simpler than that.

If it was me, I would do the following:
  • I would back up the Windows drive (drive C), and then back up the data that is stored on all the other drives.
  • I would then remove all partitions, and create one big partition for the entire drive, formatted as NTFS. I would do this step in Windows, to make sure that Windows will be able to access the drive with no problem.
  • I would then restore the Windows backup to the one big partition, making sure that the entire partition was available as the C: drive.
  • I would then create folders for my data, and copy the data I backed up into those folders.
If you do this, your situation will be much simpler and less likely to have problems. Also, because you partitioned and formatted the drive in Windows, both Windows and Linux should have no trouble reading the drive.

Just curious, why do you have so many partitions and different types of file systems?
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I advise you copy everything in a safe place and format the drive to have only ONE partition.
To sort out your work you just create folders and sub-folders (directories).
For example in your data drive "D" (FAT32) you create folders Cascina, Cataloghi, Dati etc. etc.
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

If Ubuntu can see the partition and the contents I would copy the files to a new location (or use the "dd" command to image it) before attempting any fixes.

A friend of mine had a similar problem (dodgy HDD) and I was able to save a lot of files using Linux Mint, whereas Windows wouldn't even acknowledge the HDD's existence.

The trouble with using a single large directory to store all of your files is that it takes much longer to create a backup image and/or restore a backup image.

Here is my setup:
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If I only want to image/restore my Documents partition (~70 GB) it only takes a few minutes.

If I only had a System (~40 GB) and a Data partition (~2.46 TB) it would take hours to restore my documents.
I'd have to manually copy the files out of the image to get it done in a reasonable time.


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4 Weeks Ago   #10
iacaziatore

win 7 32bits
 
 

with ubuntu I can read files in Y partition, with windows 7 no but ubuntu says it is fat32 partition
I can't understand
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