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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

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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

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


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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

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

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