Access Ext2 / Ext3 file system from Windows

Ext2 IFS  ( Installable File system ) is freeware which provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008  full access to Linux Ext2 / ext3  volumes (read access and write access).

This is pretty useful when you have Linux and Windows installed as Dual boot environment and you want to access files in Ext2 File system. Since Ext3 is reverse compatible with ext2, you can access ext3 file system from windows. You can imagine this like mounting ext2 / ext3 file system on Windows

Access ext2 ext3 file system in Windows
Access ext2 ext3 file system in Windows

This software installs the pure Linux kernel mode. This extends the Windows system to include ex2 or ext3 system like any other hardrive. You can imagine this as a drive which talks with the ext3 partition of Linux. In fact the partition of ext2 or ext3 is included as partition in windows with a drive name assigned.

Main Features :

  • Supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows 2008.
  • Supports both the 32 bit x86 and the 64 bit x64 platform.
  • All operations you would expect: Reading and writing files, listing directories, creating, renaming, moving and deleting files or directories, querying and modifying the volume’s label.
  • UTF-8 encoding.

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