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Can't open file in windows after transferring data from ubuntu (file refers to a location that is not available)

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January 17, 2014 1:13:08 AM

Hello,

I had some data transferred from an ubuntu public computer to my portable hard drive. When I try to open that file in my windows 7 PC, it just says that this folder refers to a location that is not available (ss is attached). The file size shows empty, but I am sure there were plenty of files in there. Do you have any suggestions for this issue?

I tried changing the drive letter from A-I already using disk management but nothing happened, so I think it might be another reason. May it be because of the presence of :)  in the end of the folder? Does it have any code meaning in ubuntu so that I am unable to open in win7?

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January 24, 2014 1:49:53 PM

Windows does not recognize Linux but Linux recognizes windows. So if a file is created by Linux windows cant see it. The easiest thing I can think of is make a ZIP file of the files from Linux and un package them to windows.
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January 24, 2014 1:54:55 PM

Windows cannot recognize files with a ":" in the name. Linux can. You will need to rename the file before transferring it to Windows.
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May 8, 2014 11:15:09 PM

Ijack said:
Windows cannot recognize files with a ":" in the name. Linux can. You will need to rename the file before transferring it to Windows.


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Omg! That was perfect. Thank you hahah!

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