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Need to access ext. Linux HD from Win7, Need elp

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July 21, 2011 3:10:13 PM

Hello,
I'm trying to install windows on a notebook witch had Linux Ubuntu on it. It's for a highscool girl so she need windows. But before I format and reinstall windows, I took out her HD and put it in a hub connected to my pc/Win 7 to save her pictures, video's documents e.g. but I cant access the disk in windows, I can see it in Diskmaneger but only have the chooice to delete the partitions ;-( Anyone who knows of a proram that would allow me to access/copy from the drive. RightClick only gives me the option to see the properties. TIA
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July 21, 2011 4:00:55 PM

thats because windows by its self cannot read EXT partitions. You have several options.

1.) boot into a linux live enviorment, mount partitions and copy stuff from there.
2.) install ext drivers for windows http://www.ext2fsd.com/
3.) ext2read http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2read/

for something quick and easy, i would recommend option 3
July 21, 2011 4:07:36 PM

Sc0rpi0_KIM said:
Hello,
I'm trying to install windows on a notebook witch had Linux Ubuntu on it. It's for a highscool girl so she need windows. But before I format and reinstall windows, I took out her HD and put it in a hub connected to my pc/Win 7 to save her pictures, video's documents e.g. but I cant access the disk in windows, I can see it in Diskmaneger but only have the chooice to delete the partitions ;-( Anyone who knows of a proram that would allow me to access/copy from the drive. RightClick only gives me the option to see the properties. TIA



Uhhhh

<on a notebook witch had Linux > I of cource mean on a notebook which had Linux , eventhough I sometimes finds it could be an as mention witch who guided MS in creating there OS ;-)
July 21, 2011 4:10:47 PM

skittle said:
thats because windows by its self cannot read EXT partitions. You have several options.

1.) boot into a linux live enviorment, mount partitions and copy stuff from there.
2.) install ext drivers for windows http://www.ext2fsd.com/
3.) ext2read http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2read/

for something quick and easy, i would recommend option 3


ThankYou ThankYou :pt1cable:  It's just what I was looking for, nice to speak to people who knows...
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