I installed Raspbian with NOOBS. However, when I try to read the files on my SD card using a card reader, I just get all the NOOBS stuff and not my Raspbian files.

Is there a way to get to the Raspbian files?

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    What OS are you using? I am assuming not Linux. You can run a live Linux distro to access the partitions that you can't access. You can also use the Pi and a card reader. Commented Jun 20, 2017 at 21:32

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Assuming you are using a Windows computer the Linux filesystem will not show up.

You can use a program like DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Raspbian filesystem should show up on the SD card. I've used the software before as a way of getting important documents off the SD card quickly before formatting the card for something else.

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