Sunday, January 20, 2008

Accessing Linux Files From Windows

Currently, most Linux distribution will be able to read Windows files in their filesystem (NTFS or FAT32), but not the other way around. If you are looking for tools that enables you to access your Linux files from Windows, you can look on an article from HowToForge about "Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3) From Windows On Dual-Boot Systems". The article shows three application that can be used for this purpose: Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows.

I personally never used this tools, as i usually boot to my Linux and when i boot to Windows, i never have intentions to open my files on Linux since i already prepared two partitions that was formatted as FAT32, so from Linux, i could put the share files there.