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    Mounting windows documents folder to /home/user

    Hi, I am wondering if it is a good or bad idea to mount a windows my documents folder to /home/username? Mainly I am interested in the why to that question. I guess a related question is why mount to /media/windows?

    Thanks for the discussion.

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    Hello:
    You can mount it anywhere that you like. The only provision is that if you wish to mount the drive / folder to your /home directory you will run into problems with SELinux unless you have it set to Permissive and or Disabled

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    Wouldn't that make the /home/user folder "invisible" though? Unless you mean creating a mount point within the user account ie: /home/user/windows and then
    # mount /windows(whatever) /home/user/windows?
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    I know that I can, but is it a bad idea? Are there advantages or disadvantages to regularly using ntfs filesystems? I don't want to use it if there are potential problems with writing to, or reading from an ntfs partition.

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    Maybe that's what Seve was talking about with selinux problems
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    Writing to ntfs partitions is not natively supported in linux. There is a beta driver called ntfs-3g that allows one to write to ntfs. However you run the risk of things going wrong and you losing data on your ntfs partition.

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    Thank you, that is the sort of information that I was looking for.

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