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Is there a Windows equivalent to a [linux] squashfs archive mounted with FUSE?

A .CAB file packages a directory, but it is then only possible to extract individual files rather than have true file-like operations.

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Windows 7+ can natively mount .iso images, and Windows 10 .vhdx disk images (although I think the latter needs admin rights).

Other than that, only third-party programs support attaching archives at filesystem level, and they generally need administrator rights to install. (CD drive emulation is the most common kind.)

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  • what would be a good search term to help find a suitable third-party program or library? Jun 21 '17 at 14:32
  • Not sure as Windows doesn't even have a framework like FUSE that'd allow for unprivileged filesystems in the first place (and third-party FUSE alternatives like Dokan of course need admin rights first...)
    – user1686
    Jun 21 '17 at 17:24

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