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Made with ddrescue.

I'm guessing not.

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Not that I'm aware of. – user3463 Feb 16 '11 at 3:35
up vote 4 down vote accepted

A possible solution, would be to use VMWare to create a virtual machine on W7. Install your favourite linux OS, then mount the image for it to access, or import as a file then mount.

You could then set up a Samba/CIFS share and access from W7.

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Yes, this is what I did, but with VirtualBox – endolith Jul 26 '11 at 13:28
Excellent, glad you sorted it. – Andy Lee Robinson Jul 27 '11 at 0:10

Ext2read allows for read-only viewing, but not actual mounting, nor writing. (via #37512)

As far as I know there is no driver or application capable of writing to ext4 for Windows.

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Oh nice! I only need to read from it anyway – endolith Feb 16 '11 at 12:34
Friendly reminder to accept the answer if it answered your question :) – Andrew Marshall Jun 24 '11 at 6:23
Hmmm. I don't remember ever using this. Either it didn't work or I solved the problem in some other way. Should I accept an answer I've never tested? – endolith Jun 28 '11 at 14:07

If you only need to read from it you can use EXT$ Unpacker, which is free and opensource.

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That was exactly what I was looking for and is WAY better than the accepted answer. Unpack and run - that's it! No hourlong installing of Linux and creating of filesystems in a VM just to view an image ... – Michael Niemand Sep 1 '15 at 8:33

Why not? It's just an image.

You can use FTK IMAGER, download here

  • A new feature allows users to mount an image as a drive or physical device.
  • FTK Imager 3.0 now provides support for VXFS, exFAT, and Ext4 file systems.
  • Safely mount a forensic Image (AFF/DD/RAW/001/E01/S01) as a physical device or logically as a drive letter.
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1. Most image mounters work on entire drive images, not volumes. 2. Windows doesn't understand EXT3. – endolith Feb 16 '11 at 4:03
DIY and get a suprise :D – beth22 Feb 16 '11 at 4:17
"Select a valid image file" – endolith Feb 28 '11 at 4:12

You can install ext2fsd which will install the drivers your Windows machine will need to recognise ext. You an then mount the image with an mounting tool such as Mount Image Pro or FTK Imager.

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The tool you recommend now was already recommended 5 years ago. What new value does your answer bring? – techraf Apr 5 at 10:08
There is a difference. Using FTK you can view images, but you cannot mount them due to ext not being supported by Windows. I recommended using ext2fsd to allow FTK/MIP to mount the image as a drive in Windows. – Michael Murphy Apr 6 at 6:40
If you are referring to @Andrew Marshal's answer concerning ext2read, I never noticed it; but my answer still gives a different tool option (ext2fsd). – Michael Murphy Apr 6 at 6:46

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