Projects / Explore2fs


Explore2fs is a Windows program that provides read support for Linux ext2 and ext3 filesystems under NT4, Win95, Win98, WinME, Win2000, and WinXP.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Apr 2005 05:24

    Release Notes: Support for reading LVM2 single linear stripes was added. It should be possible to read most default LVM2 installs, such as those used by RHEL4 and FC3 systems.

    •  28 Jan 2003 12:12

      Release Notes: Better file name mangling, and auto-update support.

      •  13 Aug 2002 00:15

        Release Notes: A new autoupdate function, removal of write support (if you really want to use it, set "DangerWriteSupport" = True in the registry), disabling write actions in the file menu, setting NativeIO default to True, display of the volume label as the device name, and more filename mangling.

        •  26 Jul 2000 05:04

          Release Notes: Support for NT Native IO has been added. This should solve problems caused by Partition Magic and other problems related to the partition table.

          •  08 May 2000 07:59

            Release Notes: Fixed name handling and other issues associated with the new revision of ext2.

            Recent comments

            03 Apr 2005 15:40 johnnewbigin

            Re: Works well mostly. Stable.
            Large files are now supported, but you must use the Export menu option. Using drag & drop on files over a few meg in size does not work well.

            02 Nov 2003 22:00 siegler2

            Works well mostly. Stable.
            I originally installed this for copying ISOs from my linux partitions to Windows, so that I could use Nero instead of cdrecord. I've found the program very useful, but it cannot copy really large files. I tried to copy a DVD image (~4gb) located on a ext3 (tried ext2 too) partition, but it gets the file size wrong, resulting in truncated files. For smaller files the program works great. You have to know which partition your file is on, but it's easy to highlight the files and "export" them to your Windows filesystem. Dragging also works well.

            Other than the large file problem, the only other downside is that the program isn't very integrated with Windows. You can't just double click on the program to run it for instance. The upside of that however, is that the program is very stable and small.



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