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On a standard, dual boot Vista Home and Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to access the Ubuntu partition from Windows. I imagine that there must be software to let you do this.

Can anyone recommend a good (preferably free-as-in-speech) package to do this?

Update : thanks to the first posters here I tried fs-driver, but it seems to consider my Linux partition unformatted, and wants to format it.

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What filesystem did you format your Ubuntu partition with? That should be in the question. –  kbyrd Jun 7 '09 at 14:28
    
@kbyrd : Any idea how I could I check this? I still have access to the partition in recovery model. –  interstar Jun 7 '09 at 14:35
    
This question is a duplicate of a few other questions unless the file system is other than ext2/ext3. –  Eddie Jun 7 '09 at 18:13

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http://www.fs-driver.org/

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See serverfault.com/questions/3038/…. I and other people have had data corruption issues with Windows ext3 drivers. –  Mark Jun 7 '09 at 22:53

For Ext3 and Ext2 - there's one great answer: this software

Free as in beer but works perfectly well.

Edit: Ian answered first, same software.

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+1 works seamlessly on a duel boox xp/ubuntu machine that I run. –  cop1152 Jun 7 '09 at 14:17
    
I'm still getting the problem that Windows asks me to format the drive before using it. :-( –  interstar Jun 7 '09 at 14:30

If you need portable read-only access Explore2fs is a standalone tool that can do it. Useful if you're not on your own machine.

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DiskInternals Linux Reader

Safe and quick, read-only access to Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems.

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