Explore2fs is a GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. It runs under all versions of Windows and can read almost any ext2 and ext3 filesystem.
If you are using dual boot systems or laptops this tool is very useful tool for you.If you want to access your linux data from windows in one click.This can be used windows based dual boot systems like windows and debian, ubuntu, gentoo, redhat..etc
Drag & Drop
1.44Meg Floppy Disk Support
LS120 Floppy Disk Support
ZIP & Jazz Disk Support
USB & CF Disk Support
Supports Windows 98 extended partition scheme
Export files as binary
Export files as text
Large disk support
Large file support
Unicode UTF8 support
Preserve time stamps on export
First this is you need to download Explore2fs latest version from here
Once you downloaded the explore2fs-1.07.zip (Current Stable version) file you need to extract and you should see the following files
If you want to see the linux partitions you need to double click on penguin icon.I have downloded this to my laptop which is installed windows xp and ubuntu linux and you should see in the following screen my ubuntu linux partitons hda3,hda4.
If you want to see /etc files in my ubuntu linux partiton you can access like windows explorer and you can see the list of files in the following screen
Explore2fs version details
The major disadvantage of this software is that you cannot edit any files.
I prefer IFS Driver
if you want to access files you need to download and open the files
It does not recognize LVM
I have 2 SATA drives Linux=FC5 and Windows=XP. Explore2fs worked rather nicely and is a welcome addition to my toolbox.
Nice program, but does not support ReiserFS. Since I am running dual boot with Windows Media Center and SuSE 10.1. I don’t want to change my configuration in SuSE. Any chance the program will be supporting ReiserFS?
all well and good but can it see the partitions over a lan? my linux box cant seam to talk to my win box and if this app can then it will be one of the best tools for the windows world.