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Old 12-27-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Mounting Linux drive from Windows

Recently I downloaded a file manager that automatically mounts my Linux drive from inside Windows when it's started up. The program is called Captain Nemo. The problem is it's shareware and pretty expensive for a file manager. But the good part is that it seems to be free if you are willing to use it without all the features activated. Basically, you can "see" your folders and files on your Linux drive but you can't copy them or move them from inside windows unless you want to fork over the 90 bucks for a registration.

I downloaded this program ( from

This is the file's description:
Captain Nemo for Win95-XP v3.31 - File Manager with Novell, NTFS and Linux drives support

Here's my question. Does anybody know of a FREEWARE or Open Source file manager that can do the same things this program can do?

I'm using Windows 98 SE.

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Old 12-27-2004, 03:18 PM   #2
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Explore2FS is what you are after - it has:
* ext2 and ext3 support
* Drag and drop
* Support for all block sizes
* Support for floppy disks 1.44meg and 120meg
* Supports Zip and Jaz
* Supports Windows 98 extended partition scheme
* Export file(s)
* Export file as text
* Export directory
* View / Execute file
* View Symbolic links
* Make directory
* Large disk support
* Large file support
Old 12-27-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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Originally posted by XavierP
Explore2FS is what you are after
Cool! Thanks.
Old 12-27-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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If you use Reiser on your linux install, I recommend YAReG (Yet another Reiserfstool GUI).
Old 12-28-2004, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thanks but I'm not quite ready to take on .NET yet.

Plus, I don't think my two Linux distros use ReiserFs.


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