Ext2 Installable File System For Windows

The “Ext2 Installable File System for Windows” a is freeware program written by Stephan Schreibera and available at this link: http://www.fs-driver.org/

It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003 with full access to Linux Ext2volumes (read access and write access). This may beuseful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.


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If you currently have Windows running and you realize that you need some files for your work which you have stored on an Ext2 volume of your Linux installation, you no longer have to shut down Windows and boot Linux!

Linux Ext3 volumes, the (K)Ubuntu default file system, can also be accessed.


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It installs a pure kernel mode file system driver Ext2fs.sys,which actually extends the Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 operating system toinclude the Ext2 file system. All applications can access directly the Ext2 volumes that get a drive letters (for instance G:) like any other Windows drives.

Files,and directories of an Ext2 volume appear in file dialogs of allapplications. There is no need to copy files from or to Ext2 volumes in order to work with them.


Main Features

  • Supports Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000, WindowsXP and Windows 2003 (x86 processors only).
  • All operations you would expect: Reading and writing files, listing directories, creating, renaming, moving and deletingfiles or directories, querying and modifying the volume’s label.
  • Files larger than 4 GBytes !

I have tryed it and works great !

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