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Are there any applications that can write to ext4 file systems from Windows?

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I have not tested this, but this project's driver claims to be able to let Windows access it. Whether there are specific applications that can, or cannot, use it, you would probably just have to test.

Support writing to ext4 volumes w/ flex_bg

and the FAQ says that these systems are supported:

Windows 2000, xp, 2003, Vista, Win7 (X86, AMD64)

I would be wary of these drivers, in general, not this one specifically. As I was searching, I found numerous warnings regarding the possibility of lost data, so make sure you are backed up. I did not find any actual cases of lost data though.

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@soandos Yikes, but in my defense, it is almost 3am here. :) –  KCotreau Jul 31 '11 at 6:49
    
Almost like you are describing yourself and not the drivers ;) (and same here) –  soandos Jul 31 '11 at 6:51
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@soandos Both really. :) –  KCotreau Jul 31 '11 at 6:55
    
well, its partially cause the drivers are still quite WIP, and in general, almost all non native/userspace drivers warn of possible dataloss, just in case. –  Journeyman Geek Jul 31 '11 at 7:08
    
+1 seems to be working, thanks a lot! –  Mehrdad Jul 31 '11 at 7:59

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