There is always a heated discussion on the forums about accessing Windows formatted partitions from Linux, but what if you want to do the opposite? What if you want to access the data you store on a Linux file system from within Windows?
The solution is pretty simple and straightforward, and NO you don’t need to reboot Linux again! You can use any of these free softwares to do the trick for you:
Both the softwares install file system drivers so that you can access the Ext2 file system just like and other native Windows file system. You get both read write access to the Linux partition and it shows up as a normal drive with a drive letter assigned to it within Windows Explorer.