[LUNI] OT- Please Help Me divorce Windows
jean at kcco.com
Thu Feb 3 09:02:55 CST 2005
Richard Reina wrote:
>I am trying to move some music files off an XP box on
>to a linux box via FTP. I can see the files when with
>a browser. But I can't see them in the command
>prompt. the directory they're in does not appear when
>I do a "dir" all other directory's appear but not the
>one I need?
>Anyone have any idea why this is happening and how I
>can get arrount it?
(Take this with a grain of salt ... I have managed to avoid using
windows with any regularity for some years now.)
IIRC microsoft filesystems include attributes, one of which (going way
back to FAT/VFAT days) is the "hidden" attribute. This may apply to NT
filesystems as well ... I no longer recall (and thankfully don't have to
I would check google for freeware/shareware programs that allow you to
manipulate file attributes, so you can turn off the "hidden" attribute
and see the file(s).
Also, when you view the files in your browser, are they mapped to a
virtual location? E.g. the command line is always looking under C:\ (or
some subdirectory thereof), whereas Windows Explorer also has virtual
mappings to things like "My Documents" and the like, that are really
subdirectories somewhere under C:\. If you're trying to look at one of
those from the command shell, you need to figure out the "real" location
of those files under C:\.
Someone who has used MS products more recently than I can probably be of
more help, but hopefully that will get you started.
Good luck. Happiness is Microsoft in the rear-view mirror! :-)
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