Ext2 File System Reader For Windows

June 22, 2006 at 10:14 am 2 comments

A neat little app called Ext2 Installable File System For Windows NT is for users who are in a dual boot environment with both Windows and Linux and wants full access to Linux Ext2 volumes and even Ext3. It’s for the occassions whereby you’re booted into Windows realize that you a file you’ve stored on an Ext2/3 volume or on that linux formatted floppy diskettes (but who on earth uses diskettes nowadays?)

The tecky details according to the author’s website on how it goes about this is

It installs a pure kernel mode file system driver Ext2fs.sys, which actually extends the Windows NT/2000/XP operating system to include the Ext2 file system. Since it is executed on the same software layer at the Windows NT operating system core like all of the native file system drivers of Windows (for instance NTFS, FASTFAT, or CDFS for Joliet/ISO CD-ROMs), all applications can access directly to Ext2 volumes. Ext2 volumes get drive letters (for instance G:). Files, and directories of an Ext2 volume appear in file dialogs of all applications. There is no need to copy files from or to Ext2 volumes in order to work with them.

Well, if you’re interested then head on over to the official site here and grab yourself this niftty app for free. 🙂


Entry filed under: IT stuff.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. csperumal  |  October 28, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    really nice one

  • 2. Darojatun  |  May 1, 2009 at 7:09 am

    nais info gan


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