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Yes, you do use the "windows_names" as shown in the fstab entry.

Making the change to en_GB.UTF-8 is correct also.  However, (not in relation to fstab entries) I do remember another poster from a few weeks ago reporting some quirky behavior resulting from his selecting that over en_US during installation.  I could not seem to duplicate his problem when doing some testing, so it may have just been specific to his machine for some reason.  Just something to keep an eye on.  Here is that post:  Let us know if you experience any similar issues.

--- Quote from: Wirezfree ---I have gone through everything, I feel reasonably confident...
I guess whilst I did my homework, maybe needed a little bit more.
--- End quote ---

I'll tell you right now that you are already way ahead of most people starting out.  I can tell from your replies that you have done good research ahead of time and already have a much, much better grasp on things than the average beginner!  It does take some time before things really start to make sense, since some things are so different than what you may be used to; but at some point things will just click and you'll have an "Aha" moment.  After that, things will get much easier.  You're off to a great start -- you'll be just fine.

--- Quote from: Wirezfree ---Is there likely to be any downside to what I have done.?,
I could do a complete re-install, and do it correctly this time.?.
--- End quote ---

There is no "downside" to what you've done.  You may change your mind on how you'd like to organize and set things up, but what you've done here is perfectly good.  I'd venture a guess that the vast majority of people using Linux have all gone through multiple installations testing different set-ups and different Linux distributions.  It's quite common for people to make changes as they start learning more and discover ways of doing things that might be better, but they just didn't know they could do.  I can't even count how many installations I've done over the 3-4 years I've been using Linux!  When I first started, I probably made every mistake in the book!  The best thing about Linux is that it's extremely easy and quick to just re-install the OS if you botch things up so bad that you can't fix them.  Just be sure to always have your important data backed up.  If you do that, feel free to experiment all you want.  Worst thing that can happen is that you'll have to re-install -- which takes all of 30 minutes.  (Botching things up and trying to fix them is actually one of the best ways to learn.)

Good luck and have fun with it.

Hi gold_finger,

Many thanks again, much appreciated.
Noted on the ntfs entry for fstab.
Followed your guide, tested 1st change, all seemed to go O.K, then repeated.
I can read/write fine to the directories.

--- Code: [email protected]:~$ sudo chown -R wirezfree: /myfiles /myvms
[email protected]:~$ rmdir Documents
[email protected]:~$ ln -s /myfiles/Documents /home/wirezfree
[email protected]:~$ rmdir Music
[email protected]:~$ rmdir Pictures
[email protected]:~$ rmdir Videos
[email protected]:~$ ln -s /myfiles/Music /home/wirezfree
[email protected]:~$ ln -s /myfiles/Pictures /home/wirezfree
[email protected]:~$ ln -s /myfiles/Videos /home/wirezfree

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There was one oddity, it maybe normal.?.
The properties of the Documents and Other folder links are different,
see picture/attachment (not figured out how to insert image/png.?)

Regards - David

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That is odd.

Post back output of this in terminal:

--- Code: ---ls -l
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--- Code: ---ls -l /myfiles
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(Make sure you do that while terminal opened in your home directory.  Terminal opens there by default.  For future reference, if exploring the file system with the terminal, typing "cd ~" will put you back to your home directory.)

Hi gold_finger

I was just going to post an update,
I noticed after a re-boot, it looked the same, but here are the  outputs

--- Code: [email protected]:~$ ls -l
total 20
drwxr-xr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree 4096 Mar 27 13:07 Desktop
lrwxrwxrwx 1 wirezfree wirezfree   18 Mar 28 15:54 Documents -> /myfiles/Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree 4096 Mar 28 19:16 Downloads
lrwxrwxrwx 1 wirezfree wirezfree   14 Mar 28 16:03 Music -> /myfiles/Music
lrwxrwxrwx 1 wirezfree wirezfree   17 Mar 28 16:03 Pictures -> /myfiles/Pictures
drwxrwxrwx 2 wirezfree wirezfree 4096 Mar 27 17:32 Public
drwxr-xr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree 4096 Mar 27 13:07 Templates
lrwxrwxrwx 1 wirezfree wirezfree   15 Mar 28 16:04 Videos -> /myfiles/Videos
drwxrwxr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree 4096 Mar 27 21:11 XText
[email protected]:~$
--- End code ---
--- Code: [email protected]:~$ ls -l /myfiles
total 40
drwxrwxr-x 9 wirezfree wirezfree  4096 Mar 28 18:19 Documents
drwx------ 2 wirezfree wirezfree 16384 Mar 27 12:44 lost+found
drwxrwxr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree  4096 Mar 28 15:57 Music
drwxrwxr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree  4096 Mar 28 16:22 Pictures
drwxrwxr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree  4096 Mar 28 16:02 Videos
drwxrwxr-x 2 wirezfree wirezfree  4096 Mar 28 14:58 Xdownload
-rwxrwxrwx 1 wirezfree wirezfree    19 Mar 28 14:51 x_part_myfiles.txt
[email protected]:~$

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I think at this time, everything is looking O.K.?

Just working through some other things,
Network all working and working with my NAS, Networked printer which is Wireless working fine.
So far so good. (fingers crossed),, I'm sure I will have more questions.

I have now done a full image(both disks) backup with Redo offline,
Now need to look at a backup application for day to day files

Again, Many Thanks... David

I keep all the useful information in a great little application, you may know it "CherryTree"
I have a Linux File with all information cross linked, and url's, it works great for me,
I have added some of your information in it for future reference.
I share the data with Windows version, it's open source/cross-platform

Output shows everything is good.

No idea why that properties page looks different for the "Documents" directory -- but it IS set-up right, so no worries.

Thanks for the Cherry Tree link!  I've never heard of that one, but looks interesting.  Will definitely download and play around with it sometime this weekend.


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