SDB:Access Linux file systems in Windows
tagline: From openSUSE
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 (32 & 64 bit systems)
- Linux partitions formatted with the file system ext2, ext3 or ext4
If your Windows version is not listed above, this may be for at least a couple of reasons; a) It may have only been supported since, this article was last updated. And therefore your Windows version has at least some support for ext2fsd. b) Your Windows version is not currently supported by ext2fsd at all (for example, it is too old). For the most up to date information on supported operating systems/Windows versions, you should always check [Ext2fsd FAQ]. Recent versions of openSUSE may by default use ext4 (or a different filing system altogether), so you need to make sure when you install openSUSE; it's installation program formats your Linux partitions with the extended file system (ext). If you use a different filing system this guide will not work.
Ext2fsd HOWTO guide
- Download and install the ext2fsd software on your Windows operating system.
- Assign your Linux partitions with drive letters.
- Restart Windows.
- Now you can use Windows Explorer to access your Linux partitions from Windows.
Ext2fsd main interface: Inside the black square are my Linux partitions
Ext2fsd taskbar icon
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explore2fs for more details.
See http://www.fs-driver.org/faq.html for Ext2 IFS FAQ.
See http://www.sevenforums.com/software/181132-ext2read-how-use.html for a Ext2Read guide.
- Restricted formats
- Ext2fsd FAQ