Why doesn't Wine work with NTFS

Why can't an application installed with Wine access NTFS partitions?

Ubuntu was installed on my system alongside Windows 7. After a few days I deleted and formatted the Windows partition and not formatted the other NTFS partitions.

Before that I installed Wine on my Ubuntu. I installed software like Picasa with it. When I tried to open some pictures on an NTFS partition with Picasa, I was unable to view or access those partitions. I will view my partition details -

As you can see, I have a total of 4 NTFS partitions. When I opened Picasa and looked for the partitions the images are stored in, I couldn't find some partitions (sda5, sda6 and sda7).

This is the window Picasa opened when I tried to browse image files. How can I access the partitions the pictures are stored in from Picasa?


Wine, which tries to mimic how the drive letter works in Windows, also includes the letter Z: for the root filesystem on Ubuntu, as in the option Drives under :

Just open and go to the tab Drives to to see which letters are assigned to which folders.

A quick example of what Z: looks like when I try to search for it:

As you can see, I can go from here too media navigate and from there find the NTFS partition. In your case it would be in. You can also add new letters that refer to a specific folder, e.g. B. Letter D: If you want to refer directly to the NTFS partition.

Since Takkat mentioned something VERY important in the comments, Wine cannot mount a filesystem (mounting is an Ubuntu system action, not so much a Wine option). So you have to mount the filesystem first, for example via File / Nautilus, and then use the Wine app you need.

The drive shown in Wine is no real partition, but there is a regular folder in your Linux home directory.

When you run the following command in Terminal, the corresponding folder for Wine's will be displayed

nautilus $ HOME / .wine /

If you need to access real partitions (which will appear in gParted) through Wine:

  1. First, click on the partition that you want to access through the file manager. (If you click on it, it will be mounted.)

  2. Then change to the directory from a Wine application. There you can access real partitions that are available in your system.

These are good answers. Also note that / dev / sda1 and / dev / sda5 are not mounted in Gparted. There is roughly 1GB of data between them, and maybe that's the files you're looking for?

You can edit these partitions in Gparted and set a mount point so that they are always available. Right click the partition in the text list and select Properties (I think that's the menu item). You specify the mount point. However, the change won't take effect until you hit the green check mark at the top of Gparted.

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