Windows does not support the partitions usually used by Linux like Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4 and therefore you cannot access the Linux partitions or disk drives from withing Windows. This turns into a big problem if you have a dual boot system with Windows and Linux and want to access your Linux files from inside Windows. The same is true for the Mac partitions like HFS and HFS+ as they are also not supported by Windows.
There is only one solution to take care of this problem – DiskInternals Linux Reader. This software is designed for Windows and allows you to conveniently access the partitions like Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and ReiserFS. After the installation of this software, you can launch the DiskInternals Linux Reader from its shortcut in the Start Menu. The software looks for any partitions that it can recognize and can access. Then it displays them all in the very familiar Windows File Explorer style window. You can double-click on any of the partitions and access all the files and folders as usual.
For all of these partitions, the user is given only read-only permissions. This means that you can read and copy files from these partitions into your Windows partitions. But you won’t be able to modify or copy files on to these Linux or Mac partitions. According to DiskInternals, this is done to prevent any inadvertent changes made to the operating systems installed in those Linux or Mac partitions. Nevertheless, it is much better to have the power to access these partitions and copy your files into Windows without having to reboot into Linux or attaching your hard drive to a Mac computer.
DiskIntenals Linux Reader is a great tool to read files stored on Linux and Mac partitions from within Windows. It should be installed by all the people who use a dual boot Linux and Windows system.
You can download DiskInternals Linux Reader from https://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/.