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Old 08-02-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
jayflood
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hard drive from abuntu laptop, need help asap


Hey guys I just started using Abuntu and love it I had a friend of mine put it on my toshiba tecra notebook. I had a water leak in my office and bricked my note book. I pulled the HD immediately and dried it out. I won't be getting a replacement for atleast a week how ever I neeeeeeed files from that drive now. I have a case that will use the HD as a usb external drive. Is there a way to get those files onto a windows note book( my only imediate option)
Thank you in advance and please keep in mind this all very new to me
 
Old 08-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #2
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Depends on the formatting used. There is some software that makes it possible to read ext2/ext3 from windows.

google results for ext2 windows

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Old 08-02-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Alternatively, you could use Ubuntu live CD on a computer where you'll be able to copy the files from your USB drive to a local (windows) drive.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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The live CD solution might even be necessary / a better solution as it might be an ext4 file system.
 
  


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