How to explore linux drives in Windows

The drives in most of the Linux distros are usually in ext2 or ext3 format and if you have windows (XP, Vista, Seven) installed in your system as a dual boot it will not recognize the Linux drives. Its not so difficult to explore your Linux drives in Windows. In order to see Linux drives in Windows, you use one of the following methods:

Method 1: Using Explore2fs

Explore2fs is a graphical explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 file systems in Windows. It can read and write the files. It also has drag and drop facilities.

To download http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs

Method 2: Using Ext2 Installable File System

It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access).Supports both the 32 bit x86 and the 64 bit x64 platform.

To download : http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html

Method 3: Using Linux Reader

It has a windows explorer look. It is also a freeware software. You can read the linux files

To download: http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

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