Getting access to "myshares".

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frenskef
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Getting access to "myshares".

Post by frenskef » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:18 pm

A friend of mine has a NS2 which partly failed. The disk is fine, but I think the PCB is broken.
I am now accessing the disk with Ubuntu and already copied the shares folder to another external drive.

There should also be a myshares folder which seems to be hidden. How can I get access to this folder?
I have the password which was used to access the disk with windows.

Thanks in advance.

fvdw
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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by fvdw » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:45 pm

this folder will be on partition 2 , you need to mount partition 2 (xfs) to see the content

frenskef
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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by frenskef » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:35 pm

At the moment I see /dev/sdc2 which is xfs according to Ubuntu and the size displayed is 998gb, so my guess is that myshares must be on this part too.
It's a 1 TB disc after all. Or I am missing something?

thanks!

fvdw
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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by fvdw » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:08 pm

frenskef wrote:At the moment I see /dev/sdc2 which is xfs according to Ubuntu and the size displayed is 998gb, so my guess is that myshares must be on this part too.
It's a 1 TB disc after all. Or I am missing something?

thanks!
correct

frenskef
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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by frenskef » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:23 pm

But how to access the invisible "myshares"?

Mijzelf
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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by Mijzelf » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:35 pm

Invisible? Do you mean the 'usb share'?

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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by frenskef » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:21 pm

No, I mean the folder "myshares", for which one a password is required (in Windows). I don't see it now, only the folders that had no password, the "shares" folder.

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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by Mijzelf » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:53 am

Linux doesn't have 'invisible' directories. Yet they can be 'hidden'. In that case the name starts with a dot. Most file browsers have an option 'show hidden files'.

Using 'df' you can see how much disk space is used. If that fits the amount of files you already copied, you already found it.

The login needed for samba access is not important here. The OS protecting the files is not running. Your current OS doesn't care about credentials setup by configuration files which are not in use.

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Re: Getting access to "myshares".

Post by frenskef » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:15 am

Thanks for the clarification. It is becoming clear now!

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