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I took the hard drive out of a Wetern Digital NAS and plugged it into my linux machine and mounted it, but I can't figure out where the user files are stored.

Any idea?

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What do you mean by "user files"? The files you put on it while you were using it as a NAS? Or some kind of configuration files? – slhck Jun 9 '12 at 15:08
What DO you see? Anything? Have you tried a basic file system search for known file names? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 9 '12 at 17:40
I see the basic linux file structure... it's an OS... but there's nothing of interest in the /home dir of the drive.... – Ian Jun 10 '12 at 1:23

You are going to want to check the following directories for anything resembeling the hard drives ID/Name:

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