Many users with technical expertise find it necessary to use multiple operating systems on the same system and multiboot to either Windows or Linux environment. However, the downside of this type of settings is that the user cannot access the files on both operating systems concurrently because Windows Explorer cannot read Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 file system on Linux. This program presents the user with a Windows Explorer-like interface that enables it to read data on the Linux operating system file systems. Although it only allows a read-only mode which does not permit the user to copy files to the Linux file system, it prevents the user from rebooting to Linux just to access documents saved on the OS.
After launching this application, the user sees all the drives and partitions on the computer including those that Windows does not support natively. The program provides support for the creation of a disk image of any partition found on the computer, it can also mount existing images to read or extract the content of the partition. Other excellent functions of this program include Hex preview capabilities and accounting function that logs all the activities performed with the application. It is a useful tool for accessing Linux-based partitions.
DiskInternals Linux Reader is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in hard disk utilities category and is available to all software users as a free download.