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transfer NTFS files to ext2 or FAT32


is it possible to transfer NTFS files to ext2 partition?

If so what os should be used? linux or window?

how about NTFS to FAT32 ?

thanks for expert opinion.



  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    It is quite easy to transfer files between various filesystems in Linux, however to do it through windows to or from a Linux Fileystem would require 3rd party appliucations to communicate with the ext filesystems.

    If you ditribution is using HAL you should be able to mount ant partition on your system by only selecting it, then it is as wasy of copying files internally, either using the drag-and-drop method or the cp command.

    If you system is not using HAL, you can mount a fat32 partition with the command "mount -t vfat /dev/{partition number} {mount point}" and for an NTFS parrtition you can use "ntfs-3g /dev/{partition} {mount point}".
  • Zanpaktou
    I used sidux's live cd :
    to backup some data from a computer that has fat32 and ntfs, from ntfs to fat32 today. Worked OK.

    You can read ext2fs and ext3fs from Windows using :
    (Not sure if ext4 is possible with the same driver but I would guess so.)


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