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Old 07-27-2003, 01:26 AM   #1
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Accessing EXT3 From Windows

how can i access my ext3 partition from windowsxp?
Old 07-27-2003, 01:29 AM   #2
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Not really a linux question

AFAIK you still only have read-only support on ext3/2 partitions in windoze, but look for a program called Explore2fs There's like 2 or 3 others, but IIRC this is the one that seemed to work best, and was most updated (of course, this was quite a while ago...)

Other options, which might work better would be something like cygwin ( for cygwin)

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Re: Accessing EXT3 From Windows

Originally posted by suro
how can i access my ext3 partition from windowsxp?
Start > Shutdown > Reboot.
Old 07-27-2003, 05:49 PM   #4
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Explore2fs does have write support, but it's still marked as experimental. I don't think it has support for the journalling part of ext3, but since ext3 and ext2 are basically the same filesystem, that shouldn't matter. Even though you can have write access to your ext2/3 filesystem under Windows, I would seriously advise you do not! If you really need to share files between the two OSs, then setup a 3rd partition formatted as vfat/fat32 so it is read/writeable to both OSs.

Oh, and I think there is a tool in the new Partition Magic that lets you read files from your ext2/3 partition - and possibly others?


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