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How to share files between linux and windows?

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HI

I am planning to install latest distribution of fedora in a computer with windows 7, and I would like to have some kind of "shared partition" in which I could store files available from linux and windows, is that possible?

Thanks in advance.
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Try this but install Oracle VM extension pack 1st

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10057522/how-to-access-share-folder-in-virtualbox-host-win7-guest-fedora-16


"Oracle VM extension pack" install.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/virtualbox/downloads/index.html

[root@localhost Desktop]# mkdir share_folder
[root@localhost Desktop]# sudo mount -t vboxsf D:\share_folder_vm \share_folder

 
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NTFS-3G is a project to build an NTFS drive for Linux. Learn more about it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ntfs-3g/

When you have Fedora installed, see if it's available from the package installer.

NTFS makes a good basis, with security and so on. Both OS's though read FAT32 natively, so this could also be used.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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Take a look at the Ext2Fsd Project:
http://www.ext2fsd.com

It supports ext2/ext3 reading and writing in W7. The download is available on SourceForge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/files/

Note the link at the top for the latest version. Regards, Joe
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simply use SAMBA share. best and reliable method

SA
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"...  install latest distribution of fedora in a computer with windows 7 ..."   ==>  Are you installing this as a multi-boot setup?   ... or is fedora going to run in a virtual machine ?

If a dual-boot system, I'd simply create a partition that both OS's can read.   You could make an EXT4 partition; and then access it from Windows using the free Linux Reader utility [http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/ ]

If a virtual machine, you can simply enabled shared folders in VMware and the VM will "see" the folder with no problem (it can be a standard NTFS folder, since it's going to be accessed via the network from the VM's perspective).
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