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Old 01-11-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy External linux hdd, windows can't read it.

I but black ops on a 20 gb linux hard drive (while running linux on my desktop). I don't have any usbs, so I took the hdd out and plugged it into my laptop. I have a dock so this generally works. I realize that linux has a different file system (ext2/3), But can I access the external hdd while in windows (8)? Any suggestions are appreciated

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Under manage--> disk management--> Disk is online but gives no option to reassign drive path/letter.


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Old 01-11-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: External linux hdd, windows can't read it.

Windows can't read ext file systems.
Maybe you can use a program that can read it and transfer it to windows.
other then that you will have to boot up a live linux OS and transfer the files to a desk or usb with NTFS of FAT file systems.
You could also upload it to Google Drive if it doesn't take more spece then 15 gb

---------- Post added at 08:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:47 PM ----------

btw. google drive does not allow files over 2 gb each.

i found this aplicaton:
Ext2Read | Free System Administration software downloads at SourceForge.net

I have never used it, but try it
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Your solution worked! Thanks again. Able to access and copy files from external hdd
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No problem.
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