Are there any drivers/application that can read/write ext2/ext3/ext4/btrfs/jfs/xfs filesystems from Windows?

E.g.: a removable drive is formatted with EXT3.. how can I write it under Windows XP/7?

  • I've brought this up on meta for a discusion on whether it's "ontopic" If you'd like to defend it from being closed. May 24, 2011 at 12:11
  • explore2fs is another tool that I used in the past for exploring ext2 and ext3 filesystems from Windows. Provides nice navigable, explorer feel like UI. Jan 7, 2012 at 18:20

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You've got multiple tools for this :


Just for ext2/ext3 and ext4(only reading) ext2fsd

Features Ext2Fsd supports:
ext2/ext3 volume reading & writing
ext3 journal replay when mounting
various codepage: utf8, cp936, cp950 …
mountpoint automatical assignment
large inode size: 128, 256, …
large file size bigger than 4G
CIFS sharing over network
htree directory indexing
ext4 extent read-only, no  size truncating and expanding support
Fast fsck (uninit_bg) and group block checksum support
64k block-size, support compatible to Linux ext4 and e2fsprogs
OS: 2k, xp, vista, server 2003/2008, win7

Captain Nemo Pro reads XFS. It's not free though.

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