Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Access Linux partitions from Windows ( EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4 )


12:40 AM |

In this post i will show you one small program for Windows which can save your time and nerves. :) This is program which allows you to see Linux partitions from Windows, particularly EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4 filesystems since JFS and XFS are not supported yet.

I believe that there are a lot of you who have dual-boot system with Windows and Linux/Ubuntu. There are various reasons for this and mine is gaming. Once in a week when i become thirsty for gaming i go Windows Vista and play for couple hours and that is it.


But, there is always some but, it happens to me that occasionally some friend or some other need demands or maybe just a wish to see some video clip or maybe big desire to check some document in Windows and i need to access to my files on Linux partitions immediately. That is the point where problem starts since, as you probably know, Windows can't see Linux file systems.


I have found program named Ext2Explore which helps a lot. What this program does is that it can access Linux partitions from Windows but only those in EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4 file system. It is very useful program when you find yourself in situations like i had. All you need to do is to go to download page and download it. After unpacking you will find one file and which you need to start like administrator (right click on it and pick Run as Administrator). 
It saved me a lot of time in some situations and i believe it will help you as well. Do you find this program useful as well?

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