I have a memory stick which I have formatted to contain two ext2 partitions on my Ubuntu computer, one 2 GB and one 6 GB. I would like to use them on my Windows 7 computer now.

I am aware of Ext2Fsd and I have downloaded it, but I can only see one partition in Explorer. (The first, 2 GB one.)

I also have read this question about multiple partitions on memory sticks in Windows XP. In Windows XP memory sticks can only have one partition, but I am not sure if that has changed in Vista or 7. Also, I am sure I have sometime used a memory stick on the same computer that had two partitions (a big one named PUBLIC and a small one named SECURE, if that makes any difference).

I could try use the method suggested on the page to flip the removable bit, but I'm not very excited about the risk to lose my data.

Is there a way around this, or do I just have to keep using my Ubuntu computer?

UPDATE. I checked the Ext2 Manager, and here's a screenshot.


I believe the partition in question is the one on DISK 1 that is identified as FAT32X. (I'm quite sure it is ext2, though.) I tried opening its properties.


I then clicked Mount Points. Nothing was on the list, so I clicked Add.


I first tried with the default option (in the picture). Clicking OK didn't add anything to the list, so I tried with the first option (via DefineDosDevice). This added H: to the list, so I clicked Done. Now H: is not being added to the Mount Points textbox (still looks like screenshot 2).

Clicking Exit now put H: next to the drive in the list, but it's still not working.


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    Why not copy the files off of the memory stick, format it with NTFS, copy the files back on? Ubuntu supports reading/writing to a NTFS partition. – Adam Sep 9 '14 at 15:27
  • The smaller partition is bootable, and I'm not sure all BIOSes work with NTFS. – PurkkaKoodari Sep 9 '14 at 17:16
  • Just noticed this question is still open. Did you get it working? – fixer1234 Nov 12 '14 at 9:27
  • @fixer1234 Seems like I kinda forgot about this. Updating question. – PurkkaKoodari Nov 12 '14 at 9:41
  • @fixer1234 Okay, added a lot of pictures. – PurkkaKoodari Nov 12 '14 at 9:49

Open the manager view by double-clicking Ext2Fsd in the start menu. See if you can see the second partition there. If so, highlight it and choose one of the mounting options.

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  • All right, I'll try when I get on my computer. – PurkkaKoodari Sep 10 '14 at 5:37

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