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Old 04-09-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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solution for how to access ReiserFS and ext2+ partitions from Windows


tipical situation:
I have both WinXP and Linux (Fedora Core 3 in my case) on my machine. There are packages that provide the linux user the possibility to access ntefs partitions, but how can I access my ReiserFS or ext2+ partitions from Windows?
I got tired having to restart, boot to linux, burn a cd with the files I needed and then go to Windows and copy them from my CD and realise that I forgot to burn one important file and that I have to boot in linux again and repeat the same operations ...
So, solution:

Step 1 : If you don't have it already installed, install Total Commander (one can download it from www .

Step 2 : go to www . go to "File system extensions (plugins)" section and look for "Ext2+ Reiser 1.2". This is a plugin for Total Commander that allows you to browse the linux partitions. Download the plugin from there.

Step 3 : Unzip the file

Step 4 : start Total Commander and go to Configuration - Options - Operation - FS-Plugins and click "Add". Browse for the folder where you anzipped the file, go to the "output" subdirectory and choose ex2fs.wfx. click OK

Step 5 : You can access the linux partitions from Total Commander's "Network Neighborhood" and that's it!

For security reasons, this plugin is read-only. It combines two open source projects to access Ext2 partitions and Reiser partitions. This plugin is Open-Source (GPL).

Last edited by djionel82; 04-09-2005 at 03:00 AM.
Old 04-09-2005, 03:37 AM   #2
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for ext2FS try explore2fs

Old 04-09-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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thank you for the tip!
yes, explore2fs works fine, but I still like the total commander interface better that the explorer one


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