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I have a USB drive formatted as EXT4. How can I mount it in Windows 8?

Ideas on other workarounds are appreciated as well!

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

you will have to use 3rd party tools to access EXT4 file system on windows 8.Some options include :

  • Ext2Fsd
  • DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • Ext2explore

you may find more info here -


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Are you sure they work with Widnows 8 ? Ext2Fsd is known to work with windows 8 – HackToHell Nov 7 '12 at 9:08
Ext2explore I have checked and it worked – vishesh Nov 7 '12 at 9:10
Don't forget to run the installer in Compatibility mode and then run the app as Admin and it should work without issue on Windows 8 – Nick Bork Sep 30 '13 at 16:11
I tried Ext2explore in Windows 8.1, it does work for some partitions, but it doesn't see all partitions in my external disk. – Kostanos Nov 8 '13 at 0:00

You can try out Ext2Read, it seemingly works with 8.

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Unfortunately it doesn't detect partitions on my external USB disk in Windows 8.1. – Kostanos Nov 7 '13 at 23:57

Try Paragon ExtFS for Windows, it's free for personal use:

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