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I backed up my windows XP drive to an Iomega usb drive. I can read the usb drive on that machine and on a Fedora Linux machine, but, NOT on other Windows machines. It won't display the directories/files, yet, if I click on properties it correctly reads the files and reports the correct number of files/size on disk etc. It just won't display them in explorer or the command prompt (yet fedora has no problem reading the files as well as the original PC that I backed up). ???

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This is probably due to user restrictions. linux is having no problem, but only the user in windows that created the files can view them.... unless you can change the sharing properties.
right click on the files/folders properties / sharing / advanced sharing, and enable sharing

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