If you dual boot Windows and Linux, it might be useful if you can access the files located on the EXT 4 partition of your Linux system while you are using Windows. This way, you can access any files you may need from the Windows side without having to reboot into Linux. There are several ways that users can access the Ext4 Partition from Windows.
Access Linux Ext4 Partitions with Linux Reader
After downloading Linux Reader, install it, and from there you will be able to see your Ext4 partitions.
You can access the folders as if you were using a regular file explorer. With the free version, you can save files and folders by pressing the “Save” button then “Save File.”
You can also mount the folder by pressing “Install to System” after the Save button.
You will need to select the drive letter for which you want to mount the folder.
After selecting the drive letter, press Mount, and you will be able to access the folder from within Windows Explorer. You will also have the option to mount the entire partition. To do this, right-click on the partition and select “Mount to Disk Letter.” Select Unmount when you are done browsing the folders and accessing the files you need.
You will then be able to select the disk letter you wish to mount the partition on. Press “Mount” and you will be able to access the Ext4 partition from Windows Explorer. Select Release when you are done.
All of these features are available free of charge. The free version also allows you to mount and create disk images. If you buy the PRO version, you will have access to other file systems such as ZFS, Encrypted APFS, XFS, Hikvision’s NAS and DVRs, and Encrypted Bitlocker Disks. You can also send files you access to an FTP server.
Access Linux Ext4 Partitions with Ext2Read
Ext2Read hasn’t been updated since 2012, but that doesn’t mean it no longer works. In fact, it still works fine on Windows 10.
After downloading EXT2Read, install it and run it as Administrator. This will automatically detect the Ext4 partition on your computer.
You can browse the file system and store files and folders that you need to use in Windows. You can also open Ext4 images
Now that you know how to access the Ext4 partition from Windows, learn how to do the same on macOS. Or maybe you need help accessing and writing to your Windows partition from Linux? Here are the instructions for that.