Unable to execute exe files from ext3 drive form Windows7 64 bit

giving error :Network Error : Windows Cannot access

Error code :0x800704b3

PS: Creating editing copying everything else works perfectly from this drive

  • its amazing that anything works. Windows doesn't understand EXT partitions. Can you tell us how you're able to even create/copy/edit?
    – Jobbo
    Nov 29, 2013 at 14:11
  • I installed Ext2Fsd drivers to enable access to ext3 drive on Windows7
    – Sridher
    Dec 1, 2013 at 23:40
  • In Linux, when you mount a partition you can mount it with noexec which disallows executing anything on that partition. Perhaps this Windows driver has a similar feature?
    – Jobbo
    Dec 2, 2013 at 7:18

1 Answer 1

  • If you are using ext2fsd with ext3, you need to start the Webclient service if you want to be able to execute files by double clicking:

    Go to start, right click Computer and click on Manage. The Computer Management window should appear. In the console tree box at the left, click on Services and Applications, then click on Services. A list of services should appear. Scroll down until you find WebClient. Right click it and click on Properties. Under the General tab click on Start. If you want to have the service start automatically as part of the Windows boot process, then set the Startup type to Automatic.

  • If you don't want to have the WebClient service running, but still want to execute your file, then you can do that from the Command Prompt:

    Go to start, and in the search box type cmd. A Command Prompt will appear where you can navigate to your executable file. Type it's name to execute it.

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