Converting EXT file system used in linux to NTFS system

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I have a portable hard drive that was formatted in Ext file system and some documents in store. I have since changed systems and use a widows based system, its it possible to read this system without formatting it. I want to be able to access my files while using a windows system.

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Converting EXT file system used in linux to NTFS system

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Happy to support you!

No, actually a format should be done since it is impossible to convert modern journal file system to another. But the following methods can be accepted as the best to follow,

Shrink the ext4 partitions in the hard disk, then create a small NTFS partition and move the files one buy one.

Back up on a new file system (like fat 32 / vfat), reformat the partitions and copy back the data.

Save the files to an external drive, reformat ext4 to VTFS & then move the files to the new system. 

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