Jan 6, 2008

Access Linux Files from Windows - Linux Reader

Hi all,
Many of us have a dual boot machine.Where we have Linux as well as Windows as the operating systems.We know that we can't access the files stored in the Linux portion from the Windows portion.Because Windows is unable to read data from the Linux portion.To access these files easily here is a software called Linux Reader.This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems. This easy-to-use tool runs under Windows and allows you to browse Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems and extract files from there.

Here is a screen shot of the software.


There are a number of evident merits of the program, which you should know. First of all, disk internals Linux Reader is absolutely free. Secondly, the program provides for read-only access and does not allow you to make records in Ext2/Ext3 file system partitions. This guarantees that the interference in an alternative file system will not affect the work of Linux later. Apart from this, it is necessary to note, that it gives you an opportunity to use common Windows Explorer for extracting data. A preview option for pictures is one more pleasant point, which is worth mentioning.Here are some System requirements for the software.

  • An Intel-compatible platform running Windows 9x/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista.
  • At least 16 MB of RAM, a mouse, and enough disk space for recovered files.
You can download the software from here.

1 comment:

  1. There is also another free and open source program that does the same thing. It is called explore2fs and I've used it with success in the past:

    http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs

    The downside to both these programs is that they don't support resierfs which is another popular filesystem available in most linux distros.

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