How to Access Linux Partitions from Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP

How to Access Linux Partitions from Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP

Linux is becoming more popular, since it has been used in all kinds of electronic devices and many Linux Distros are giving Windows like GUI interface. Also, you can get many Free Linux software Applications to replace your Windows Machine. Nevertheless, you don’t need to uninstall Windows to install Linux, you can Dual Boot with your Windows. If you are a Dual-Boot user like me, you may be aware that you can access Windows Partitions (Disks) from Linux. That’s fine.

Do you know, how to access Linux Partitions from Windows? If you are in the situation to open some files from Linux Drive in Windows, you can only access that by logging in from Linux. In this article, I’ll show how to access the Linux Partitions from Windows 7, Windows 8 and XP.

 Access Linux Partitions from Windows Operating System

While Installing any Linux Distros like Ubuntu, Mint, Suse etc, choose the ext4 filesystem before disk partition which is Linux supported One. DiskInternals Linux Reader is a free Windows Utility that helps you to read Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 File systems from windows, so you can read Linux Partitions easily.

You can download Linux reader for free of cost. Once you install this program in your Windows system, you can read the Linux Drives like Windows explorer. This application provides read-only support while accessing Linux files, which is safe and secure way to process other operating system files. The best part of this application, you can access the Linux files from your Windows explorer.

How to use Linux Reader

Download the Linux reader using the download link below. Launch the program and you will get the familiar Windows explorer interface like Windows XP. It will show you all disk partition in your system, you can open your Linux drive from that list. Highlight the file to get the preview of that file in the bottom screen and you can get the details of that file in left side pane.

If you want to make any changes to any files in Linux drive, you have to import that file to windows to edit that. To do that, right-click on the file and click save. Now, you can do any changes from windows Operating system.

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Linux reader is a handy application, if you are the Dual-boot user. You can access your Linux files instantly from Windows. If you have Dual-boot with Mac, this program also supports Mac OS X ( HFS ) file system. But I’ve Windows with Linux and this program helps a lot to open any files. It’s pretty helpful. What do you think of  Linux Reader?

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