Can't view or access Mint flash USB files from XP
I am a tech-newbie with Linux Mint 9 installed on a 8gig USB flash drive with a 4gig persistence scheme. I can see and access my XP files from Mint just fine, and I'd also like to see on my USB the newly created document and image folders of my Mint user accounts when I'm in XP, except I only see the flash drive's basic .casper, .disk, isolinux and preseed folders when I'm in XP. I tried Ext2Fsd as some recommended but no go, and I'm timid about guessing and messing around the flash with gParted. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
As a side issue, I found I'm able to store XP files on my Mint flash, but when in Mint I can't find or view them. Is there any way to store files on a USB Mint drive that's readable to both Mint and XP?
Jim in NYC