How to share files between linux and windows?


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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Randy DownsConnect With a Mentor OWNERCommented:
Try this but install Oracle VM extension pack 1st

"Oracle VM extension pack" install.

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

AdamConnect With a Mentor Senior DeveloperCommented:
NTFS-3G is a project to build an NTFS drive for Linux. Learn more about it here:

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.
Joe Winograd, EE Fellow 2017, MVE 2016, MVE 2015Connect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
Take a look at the Ext2Fsd Project:

It supports ext2/ext3 reading and writing in W7. The download is available on SourceForge:

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

Gary CaseConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
"...  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 [ ]

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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