Accessing Linux file system from Windows

In a dual-boot system(one which has both Windows and Linux installed), Linux is smart enough to provide you access to Windows VFAT/NTFS partitions. But same is not the case for Windows.

Ext2 IFS is a free software(not open source) that allows you to do that. It installs a pure kernel mode file system driver Ext2fs.sys, which actually extends the Windows operating system to include the Ext2 file system. You can download it from The linux file system will appear as a new disk partition in windows.

If you install this software, I would recommend you to make the linux the drive read-only. Windows is susceptible to Virus/Worm/Trojan attacks. I didn’t want malicious files to spread in my Ubuntu partition.


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