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How to convert an EXT2 HDD to NTFS without data loss?

Posted on 2011-03-24
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Hi,
used to have a linux based NAS, which unfortunately not supported any more. Now I have a terabyte EXT2 HDD with some 500 GB of content.
Is there a way or tool to convert the partition without the need of backup data somewhere else (omg. 500GB, where should I backup it and how long can it take!?!?!?)

Tx.

I have several PCs and Macs, on them I could perform the conversion
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by:upanwar
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As per my knowledge there is no such type of tool available.
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Terribly sorry. My new NAS supports EXT2 as well, so there is no need for reformat at all...
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Sounds good
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by:JRoyse
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1. Download a linux file reader for Windows:

http://www.howtoforge.com/access-linux-partitions-from-windows
http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/

2. connect the ext linux HDD - maybe with a USB-to-HDD adapter?
3. copy the needed data to somewhere else: a Windows partition or a separate External Hard Disk
4. Re-use the Linux formatted drive for your next project.
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by:Don_Alberto
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No need to convert, new NAS supports EXT2
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