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  1. I tried following the steps for method 2. Linux Live CD/USB Thumb Drive + External Storage.

    I got through step 5. My computer is running Ubuntu, but I can’t access my old Windows 7 files. I see “134 MB Filesystem” in the Places sidebar, and I’m assuming that’s where my Windows files are hiding. When I click on it nothing happens.

    Do you have any suggestions on how I can access my files?

  2. I’m running Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition from the USB drive. The netbook was previously running on Windows 7 Starter. I noticed the directions were for Ubuntu version 6.06. Are they still valid for my case?

    • Hi Zahra,
      Yes, Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition should also allow you to access your files.

      As I mentioned before, you will probably have to try to mount the Windows partition.

      Please try the directions and let me know how you get on so that I can update the solution for everyone’s benefit.

      Thanks

      Rosco

  3. Hi Rosco,

    I left my netbook alone for a few days. (I was studying for a couple of exams, and I didn’t have time to sit and troubleshoot with the netbook.)

    I finally did get back to it, and when I tried to follow the instructions, nothing happened. I was able to create a directory, but I was not able to load any files into it.

    So, I had the netbook run Windows Startup Repair overnight. That seemed to work, because in the morning I was able to turn on my netbook without any error messages.

    I’m sorry that my case can’t be more help to others with this problem.

  4. mmmm….hey Srs,,here ara 3 way to do it , that acces at files when windows dont boot….the 3 ways is working i tested,,,and let me told you surprised for me “IS WORKING” obviusly the

    First option.-requires (somo level of open screwdrive) open your laptop quit hd and put it on in another case and connect in another computer laptop with any OS and you can watch your external HD and at least your files….

    the second .- requires download a open source ISO into a CD or DVD depend wht you decide, insert into media , turn on pc/laptop and wait boot since CD/DVD (obviosly the pc/laptop must to be configured to boot since this media before reach at hd (when we supouse our OS doesnt boot ) and the rest you know open your hd search your files and voila … copy to another media usb or partition into the same CD (note not is possible wear where te OS damage is used at least this are resized)

    third.- (need to much ) buy a new hard disk same to you , open laptop quit the old/damage OS, insert the new , get another case , or if you use a desktop pc insert the old damge into another bay7cable…..whit the new one inside you must to install a new OS , obvusly you must to

  5. have a cd or dvd with the same OS your have (im refer for cuestion to lecenses) ,then drivers. and blablablaaa you know 2 or 3 resets,,and when the pc boot in your new user creat it you insert your usb hd case(or goes to your hd letter) and read your intersting files….and then copy to another media CD DVD USB or abother partition into same or diff HD

    PD ensure to have your licences COa stick and all needit to reinstall in the same HD after you backup your files…

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