Nowadays, many computer users have more than one operating system installed on their computer. Most of them use Windows and Linux at the same machine a.k.a dual boot. As we know, Linux operating system can access Windows partition easily without installing any additional stuff, otherwise Windows operating system can not access Linux partition. Well, if you are one of dual-boot users and want to access Linux partition from Windows, there are many additional applications you can try.
I'll inform you five useful applications which can be used to access Linux partition from Windows.
1. Explore2fs (Read-only Access)
Explore2fs has a easy-to-use GUI, so won't find any difficulties to use it. It can runs under every Windows version. Explore2fs supports Ext2 and Ext3 filesystem.
2. Ext2 IFS (Installable File System) (Read and Write Access)
Ext2 IFS runs under Microsoft Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 which will give you full access to Ext2 filesystem. The Ext2 partition will have drive letter and you can access it in any applications. Files and folders inside it will appear on "File dialog" of any applications.
3. DiskInternals Linux reader (Read-only Access)
It's almost same with number one above, DiskInternals Linux Reader can only read Ext2 and Ext3 filesystem.
4. Ext2 FSD (File System Driver) (Read and Write Access)
Ext2 FSD (File System Driver) is an open source project which provides driver for Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 filesystem. This driver can be installed on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 both 32bit and 64bit.
5. Ext2Read (Read-only Access)
The fifth application you can use to access Linux partition is Ext2Read. It's capable to read file and folder of Linux partition. Currently, it supports Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 filesystem. You can use this tool to copy file or folder on Linux partition to Windows.