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Sharing Files Between Windows and Linux on the Same Computer

  • Your home directory is shared to you Windows operating system under, "My Computer", \\shared\home\<your username>.


  • All computers in Engineering A0410 and A0408 Lab, and TA offices will automatically reboot into Windows at 2:45 am every night to clean disk space and get the latest security patches and virus database.
  • Some of the patch installations might reboot the computer again after the installation is finished.
  • All computers in Labs and TA offices are scheduled to be reinstalled with last software during summer and winter breaks. All data on these computers will be destroyed beyond recoverable. If you saved any files on any computer locally, you need to copy them out at the end of each semester.