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I want to mount and fully operate an Ext3-formatted USB drive in Cygwin under Windows XP. How can I do this?

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Cygwin only offers a Linux API for applications, it doesn't let you use Linux kernel modules like the one for the ext3 filesystem, on Windows. Though as Darth Android said, there are other ways of seeing ext3 filesystems on Windows. – Cristian Ciupitu Oct 19 '13 at 20:10

I'm not sure if you can use cygwin to mount the drive, but you can use the Ext2fs driver to mount the drive in windows natively and access it under /cygdrive/<driveletter>/ in Cygwin.

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Ya i can mount it with Ext2fsd.. but not listed under /cygdrive/ in Cygwin. I mean, that drive is appearing under drive lists of "My Computer" but not appearing inside /cygdrive/ in Cygwin. – 4lvin Jul 26 '11 at 17:02
Using the mount command in Cygwin allows to mount a path in Windows to a path in Cygwin, I believe. Try using that with Ext2fs. – MetaNova Oct 19 '13 at 21:16

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