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Old 03-08-2010, 04:57 AM   #1
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Question want to know how to access linux files from windows


I have both windows and linux in my system...I want to know how I can access linux files from windows...kindly inform me in details....
 
Old 03-08-2010, 05:00 AM   #2
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There is a tool called fs-tools or something that you can download and install in windows and then use it to use the linux file system.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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http://www.fs-driver.org/
try if that works, i think it should.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 05:45 AM   #4
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Interesting.

"It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.

The "Ext2 Installable File System for Windows" software is freeware.

If you currently have Windows running and you realize that you need some files for your work which you have stored on an Ext2 volume of your Linux installation, you no longer have to shut down Windows and boot Linux!

Furthermore, Windows will now be able to handle floppy disks which have been formatted with an Ext2 file system.

Linux Ext3 volumes can also be accessed. To do that, please read the FAQ section."


If security is a concern it appears that access rights can be modified on the mounted volume so I would probably only consider this for home use.

Last edited by mjolnir; 03-08-2010 at 06:36 AM. Reason: FAQ
 
Old 03-08-2010, 07:15 AM   #5
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Red face facing some problem regarding accessing it..

i have installed it but unfortunately it does not take the linux file..when i double click on the hard drive of it ..it gives us the option the you need to format it...kindly help me about detailed procedure..i am using win xp and opensuse 11.1
 
Old 03-08-2010, 07:19 AM   #6
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I have successfully used the ext2fsd driver on both Win2K and XP.
http://www.ext2fsd.com/
 
Old 03-08-2010, 09:25 AM   #7
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i have installed it but unfortunately it does not take the linux file..when i double click on the hard drive of it ..it gives us the option the you need to format it...
http://www.fs-driver.org/troubleshoot.html

"Troubleshooting
I have installed the Ext2 IFS software and was able to create a drive letter for a desired volume of Linux. But when I try to access that volume I get an error message "The disk in drive X: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" (Of course I don't want to!) Or the content of the volume appears, but when I attempt to write something I get an error message "Access denied".

The ext2fs.sys driver did not mount that volume for some reason, or it mounted it read-only.

Please run the mountdiag diagnosis tool, which you can download here: mountdiag.exe (updated, 07-19-2008).

Please run it at the command prompt and give it the letter of the drive you want to examine, for example:
mountdiag G:
The tool will give you a hint on how to resolve the problem. (Note: The mountdiag tool reads data only; it does not attempt to modify anything.)"

I have not used any of these tools. You might be better off following pixellanys suggestion.
 
  


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