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Windows Can Be Used To Browse Your Linux Partition

Written by: Cresencio Daffon Jr. | 14 Mar, 2011 00:02:47
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While you are in Windows you can backup some of your important files. Now, there’s a tool called Ext2Read for using Windows to browse your Linux partition. By default, while there are tools that can read partitions such as ext3 and ext2 older versions, most distribution channels of Linux today use the partition under ext4. For reading all three versions of ext partitions, you can use Ext2Read and this is an open source when it comes to Linux.

This program, Ext2Read runs compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and down to XP SP3; then you can use the page of Ext2Read source forge to download the Ext2Read program. You may just unzip the file because there is no installation for the utility and if you like you can provide its own folder.

You can troubleshoot few of the compatibility issues of Ext2Read by going to Properties after right-clicking the exe file and then the tab for Compatibility should be clicked the last.

From the drop-down menu, you may select Windows XP service pack 3 under the Compatibility Mode. You may click OK after checking the item caption – Run this program as an administrator.

Through doing these processes, you will have the opportunity for accessing partitions that are un-mounted. For you to lunch the program, just double-click it. You need to respond Yes upon receiving the security warning from Windows and then when you’re done, the main window of Ext2Read should be visible. The ext partitions are scanned instantly by the program as well as working on Universal Serial Bus disk.

By clicking the monitor of your personal computer icon located in the top bar which is next to the penguin logo named Tux, you can do rescanning after verifying that ran the program as administrator that is if you are getting an error message saying – no found ext partitions or something similar to that or if you are seeing nothing on the screen.

You can navigate the way you’re doing with Windows Explorer in Linux by double-clicking on the folders upon opening them. By choosing Save and right-clicking files, you can save them to a different folder on your partition under Windows if you like to view the files’ properties and then a prompt will ask you where you want to save your preferred folders or files. After all of these done, a dialog that contains saving procedure or command will be shown.

The good news to know is that you can learn more on Linux operating system and technologies with the help of Linux Training Philippines.

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