Glad to be able to join the Linux community. Am very new to Linux, and at 63yo, somewhat slow to understand all the computer lingo. But, I am certainly looking forward to getting Windows out of my life.
What distro are you using? Linux recognizes the ntfs drives just fine, and all the distros should be similar. Open your file manager and you probably have a "pane" on the left side of the window. Your drive may have a name... for example, mine shows "HP" which is my Windows ntfs partition. In my case, I single-click on HP, and then I get a window popup requiring a password (your root password, if it is different from your user password). That opens up the whole Windows drive for me in the right-side pane now, and I can browse to Users/myusername/Pictures or wherever to find photos, videos, etc. After you're done viewing or copying, go back to the left pane, right-click on the drive name, and choose "unmount volume" to break the connection to that drive or partition.tyvm for the welcome. been and is a lot of fun. and google and the forums are a great help. very nice to get away from Windows. the only thing i cannot seem to find out, is how to get my second hd (nsft ?) to mount so i don't lose access to all my family pics and vids. seems everyone has a different way of doing. and I don't want to lose them by doing something stupid. but i will keep researching till someone tells a way i can grasp.
Welcome. May I suggest giving MX-16 a try. No command line needed. https://mxlinux.org/Glad to be able to join the Linux community. Am very new to Linux, and at 63yo, somewhat slow to understand all the computer lingo. But, I am certainly looking forward to getting Windows out of my life.
There is a Disk Manger tool in MX-16 for that. The problem is you would need to format a partition in NTFS or FAT depending on what it was formatted as in Windows in order for MX-16 or any Linux to see it. I recommend you ask on the MX forum for clarification.very interesting. sounds like a more refined version of linux. and i see that i can run it in ram off the disc or thumbdrive, without affecting Mint on my hd. but wonder if it will recognize my second drive (windows). gonna have to do some more reading on this and give this some serious thought. tyvm for the info.