December 10, 2009

Popular tools to access Linux Partitions from Windows

If you dual boot with Windows and Linux, and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows, you should be really in for some issues.

It happens so sometimes you need to access your files on Linux partitions from Windows, and you realize it isn’t possible easily. Not really, with these tools in hand – it’s very easy for you to access files on yourLinux partitions from Windows:

DiskInternals Linux ReaderDownload

DiskInternals Linux Reader has a Windows Explorer like interface, and can provide access to Ext2 and Ext3 Linux partitions from Windows. You can extract files easily from those linux partitions to your Windows partitions. You can’t use this tool to write on those partitions, though.

Ext2 Installable File System for WindowsDownload

A bit better than the above tool, this utility can give you both read and write access to Ext2 and Ext3 Filesystems from Windows. Plus, once you have this installed, Windows can use it yourLinux partition as a paging file as well. a

Another similar tool is this one.

rfsd: ReiserDriverDownload

ReiserDriver allows access to ReiserFS partitions from Windows. The partitions appear like other filesystems, and can be accessed by any windows application. This is yet in kinda like pre-release stage, and installation should prove tedious for newbies.

Any other tools that I missed out? Tell everyone in the comments.

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