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how to find files on USB & HD in Wary?
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schober

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 06:04    Post subject:  how to find files on USB & HD in Wary?  

I cant do this!
ROX doesnt seem to go outside the puppy world and cant see the usb or the rest of the HD
Clicking on the icons at the bottom of the screen doesnt yield any thing useful

I'm using Wary 5.3 on a cd and the save file on HD

How can I see all the files on the hd and the usb
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 06:54    Post subject:  

The drive icons along the bottom of the desktop.
If you left click on one of them, it does not open Rox file manager, showing what is on the drive?

Also, try double left clicking on a drive icon.

What does happen when you left click on a drive icon?
You do what?
You see what?

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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 08:42    Post subject:  

If you mean right-clicking and using pFind, one thing I found that works is going one level deeper, like /mnt/sda1/puppy instead of /mnt/sda1, then in your pFind settings click Advanced and just change the "Search in" field from /mnt/sda1/puppy to /mnt/sda1
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 10:58    Post subject:  

Schober, is this what you mean?
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schober

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 12:19    Post subject:  

Thanks for replies
Not sure what happened this am
Clicking (left) on the lower file icons gives the drive contents as you predicted

What is the significance of the red cross on the drive icon?
How do I find the free space?
ROX does not give the size of the directories, only of the files - how do I find this out?
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mostly_lurking

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Nov 2017, 13:50    Post subject:  

schober wrote:
What is the significance of the red cross on the drive icon?

Some Puppies display a red cross on a drive icon to indicate that the drive/partition is mounted; which it needs to be in order to access the files on it. (Mine has a green dot instead.) Clicking the cross may unmount the device; if not, you can right-click the icon and choose the unmount option from the context menu.

schober wrote:
How do I find the free space?

Both Hardinfo (check its "Filesystems" tab) and GParted from the "System" menu should be able to tell you how much free space you have left on your drive.

schober wrote:
ROX does not give the size of the directories, only of the files - how do I find this out?

In ROX, you can right-click a folder and choose "Count" or "Properties" from the menu ("Count" even works with multiple files/folders selected at once). They may display different sizes, though - "Count" reports the actual file size, while "Properties" shows the size on disk.

Your Puppy may also have the "Gdmap" graphical disk usage program in the "Filesystem" menu, which shows the sizes of a directory's contents as a diagram.
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