Kwikdisk

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KwikDisk is a utility installed with MEPIS 6.5 and up. When started, it shows up in the System Tray on the right side of the panel.

It has a variety of uses:

  • It displays the available file devices (hard drive partitions, floppy and CD drives, etc.) along with information on their free space, type and mount point.
  • It allows you to easily mount and unmount drives. For this reason it is the quickest way to access Windows files in a dual-boot configuration: just click on your Windows partition (e.g., hda1 or sda1).
  • KDiskFree is a utility that measures available space (type man:kdf into Konqueror's address bar). It can also be used to mount(right click and choose mount) and will give a visual representation of the amount of overall fill of the disk selected. It also gives a percentage.

MEPIS 8.5

KwikDisk is installed by default, and can be found at Kmenu --> System --> KwikDisk. Once running, you can find the KwikDisk icon (as a round blue storage device icon) at right side of the System Tray. Right click the icon for the KwikDisk menu.

MEPIS 8

In MEPIS 8, the easiest method of accessing the Windows partition is to click on the My Computer icon on your desktop

MEPIS 7

In MEPIS 7 and 8, the icon looks like three little cubes. To stop KwikDisk from asking you for the root password before you can access other drives, right-click the KwikDisk icon --> Configure Kwikdisk, change this entry for File Manager

kdesu kfmclient openURL %m

to this one by removing "kdesu"

kfmclient openURL %m

and click OK.
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