How can I copy large files from an ext4 external hard drive to NTFS Windows 7?

Jack December 31, 2010
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It would be excellent if NTFS and ext4 could read and write to each other, hence making dual booting betweeen Windows 7 (NTFS) and Ubuntu (ext4) easier.

Can anybody give me the link for any software or driver so that I can easily copy big file of 4-5 GB each from an ext4 external hard disk to NTFS Windows 7 without any pain?

After some Googling I got some useful pages, but I’m not sure that it would work or not for copying big files: Ext2explore software

  1. Mike
    January 1, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Ubuntu should be able to read from NTFS by default, as for writing follow the link
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions
    or if you know your way around Linux "sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g" etc.

    For the other way around (read/write ext4 under Windows) Google came up with:
    Ext2read (http://ext2read.blogspot.com/)
    Ext2Fsd (http://www.ext2fsd.com/)

    Besides that Ext4 is just getting popular it's not a common "problem" to access Linux partitions using Windows ~ and if so you'd usually use FAT32 for Linux in the first place.