Install the ext2fs
on your Win system and you should be able to access the USB drive's contents with no problem.
Be aware that Windows convention for text files is that each line terminates with a \r\n sequence (which was reasonable when output went to a physical TTY, and you needed a carriage return and line feed to move the paper up one line and the type-head to the start of the next line). Anyhow, most MS text editors can be used to insert the needed \r characters. (Even "wordpad" can do it.) But, other than that, once you have the driver installed, and you configure the access, you should be "home free."
Note that the name
implies only ext2
support, but I can read my ext4
files on my USB drives with no problem. (And, yes, two of those drives contain disk images made with dd
That last parenthetical remark raised a question in my mind: Why did you use ddrescue
? If it was because you had drive problems, did you verify that you got a good image? (I.e., did you review the log and run fsck
on each partition in the USB image?)