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1TB Windows Hard Disk marked as ext4

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by nelioabreu, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. nelioabreu

    nelioabreu New Member

    Feb 18, 2013
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    Hi there,
    I have a 1TB hard disk, external, that was partitioned and formated under Windows as NTFS. A bit later that same hard disk was connected through USB to a Fedora 14 system. Now I need to access its contents back in Windows and I can't. Windows doesn't recognize the partition. Under Fedora, the hard disk is marked as ext4 partition. How can I revert it back to Windows without loosing its contents?


  2. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

    Feb 17, 2012
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    When was the data added that you wish to preserve, exactly?
    A GNU/Linux distro does not just "mark" a partition as one file system, it had to have been instructed (unwittingly or not) to create the file system.
    I suggest backing up on DVD and re-creating the partitions in Linux, having one large partition as common between the two OSes in the FAT32 file system. NTFS is a dirty file system and does not play well with GNU/Linux. It can be done, but why?
    IMHO one has to have a very compelling reason to do so.
    I remain unabashedly pane-free!
    Rob likes this.

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