Have you ever tried to use a dual boot machine running both Windows and Linux? Or is there anyone in your circle who does? If yes, then you might have come across a situation where you want to access the files that you created on Linux in your Windows environment but always had to use some other way to access it.
The only thing these users can do is either copy it on a flash drive or keep the files on the drive.
But, the vice-versa scenario is a bit different, Linux environment can easily access Windows environment files as it can easily read NTFS file format.
To access/read the Linux files in Windows, one can use Linux Reader. It can easily let you access and read the Linux system files in your Windows environment.
What is DiskInternals Linux Reader?
DiskInternals Linux Reader is a free tool available for users who are very much interested in accessing files across different operating systems.
This tool lets you access files from Ex2/3/4, UFS2, HFS, and ReiserFS/4 file systems.
This tool can also access normal Windows supported file systems like NTFS, Fat, exFat, etc., too. But, one thing which you have to keep in mind while using this tool is, you can only read the files of another operating system but cannot change it.
This is to make sure that you do not accidentally change any of the system files which may lead to your data loss.
How to Read Linux File systems on Windows 10?
The program comes with a proper interface and looks very similar to Windows Explorer. This makes the Linux Reader an easily understandable and usable tool.
To access the files of a Linux System, you can easily open the drive on which the Linux system is installed and browse its contents.
Even if you don’t know which folder is containing the file, you can easily perform a search for the file, navigate between folders, access recent files and folders too.
Now, let’s understand how to use it. Suppose that you are on a root drive, then you will be to some pie chart and different stats on the types of files available with their count.
Maybe you would feel that the feature is not that useful but, with time you will definitely love it.
Since it shows all the types of files available when you are browsing another OS’s files. You can even customize the pie chart available here according to your choice.
You can preview all sorts of files, or you can save them on your Windows area to edit it and work on it. Right-click a file or folder and click on Save to save it inside Windows. You will need to specify a directory in which the files should be saved.
You can preview all the types of files and you can save them in your Windows OS drive to perform all sorts of editing later.
Right-click a file or folder and click on Save to save it wherever you want. Just specify the directory in which the files should be saved and you are good to go.
This application also lets you mount Raw Disk images or even Virtual Disks. So, even if you work on a virtual machine then you can access the files you created in it too.
To mount a drive, go to Drives menu and select Mount Image. Then, select the type of image you have and enter the path to that file, and done.
So, this is a good tool, right? This tool is one of the best tools on which one can rely on accessing files from another OS on your HardDisk.
You can download the software by clicking here.