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Triple Installation : Where is my E: Drive

  1. #1


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7

    Triple Installation : Where is my E: Drive


    I have four drives on my laptop...

    C: Windows 7

    D: Windows 8 CP

    E: Ubuntu 11.10

    F: Files/Documents

    But I observed that my E: drive is invisible when I view it through the explorer of Windows 8. I want to know how can I make this drive visible again so that I can move some of my files to this drive?

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    Also will the format of Ubuntu make the drive visible again... but I am confused which drive to format?!

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    Apologies if same thread exists, give me its link if so...

    Any help would be appreciated .

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Windows can't read it natively because it's a Linux partition. You'll have to look into a third party solution to install in Windows to read/write/recognize the specific file system, likely ext3 or ext4.

    Then you can right click the partition in Disk Management and assign it a drive letter if the 3rd party solution didn't do so already.
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  3. #3


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Thanks GMan for reply..

    Can you please tell me which third party solution you're talking about? Actually I didn't got it
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