How to access Linux Ext4 partition from Windows

How to access Linux Ext4 partition from Windows

If you are dual Windows and Linux, you might find it useful to be able to access the files located on the EXT 4 partition of your Linux system while you are using Windows. This way, you can access the files you might need from the Windows side without having to restart in Linux. There are several ways that users can access an Ext4 partition from Windows.

Access Linux Ext4 Partition Using Linux Reader

After Linux Reader download, install it, and from there you will be able to see your Ext4 partition (s).

Go to Ext4 Windows Linuxreader Main

You can access the folders as if you were using a regular file explorer. With the free version, you can save files and folders by clicking the “Save” button and then “Save files”.

Access Ext4 Windows Linuxreader SaveAccess Ext4 Windows Linuxreader Save

You can also mount folders by clicking “Mount to system” after the Save button.

Access the mount folder of the Windows Linux Ext4 driveAccess the mount folder of the Windows Linux Ext4 drive

You will need to choose the drive letter where you want to mount the folder.

Access Ext4 Windows Linuxreader Mount Drive LetterAccess Ext4 Windows Linuxreader Mount Drive Letter

After selecting the drive letter, press Mount and you will be able to access the folder from Windows Explorer. You will also have the option to mount an entire partition. To do this, right click on the partition and select “Mount to Disk Letter”. Select Unmount when you are done browsing the folder and accessing the files you need.

Access the Windows Linuxreader Ext4 mount partitionAccess the Windows Linuxreader Ext4 mount partition

You can then choose the drive letter on which you want to mount the partition. Press “Mount” and you will be able to access the Ext4 partition from Windows Explorer. Select Unmount when you are done.

Access Ext4 Windows Linuxreader Mount Partition Choose LetterAccess Ext4 Windows Linuxreader Mount Partition Choose Letter

These features are all available for free. The free version also allows you to mount and create disk images. If you purchase the PRO version, you will have access to other file systems such as ZFS, Encrypted APFS, XFS, Hikvision NAS and DVR, and Encrypted Bitlocker disks. You can also send the files you access to an FTP server.

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Access Linux Ext4 Partition with Ext2Read

Ext2Read hasn’t been updated since 2012, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work anymore. In fact, it still works fine in Windows 10.

After EXT2Read download, install it and run it as administrator. It will automatically detect all Ext4 partitions on your computer.

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You can browse the file system and save the files and folders that you need to use in Windows. You can also open Ext4 images

Access Ext4 Windows Ext2read RegisterAccess Ext4 Windows Ext2read Register

Now that you know how to access an Ext4 partition from Windows, find out how you can do the same in macOS. Or maybe you need help accessing and writing to a Windows partition from Linux instead? These are the instructions for it.

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William has been playing with technology for as long as he can remember. It naturally turned into helping friends solve their tech issues and then blogging about tech.

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