Access Linux filesystems from Windows with Explore2fs

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

Explore2fs Features

Reads ext2

Reads ext3

Drag & Drop

1.44Meg Floppy Disk Support

LS120 Floppy Disk Support

ZIP & Jazz Disk Support

USB & CF Disk Support

CDROM Support

Supports Windows 98 extended partition scheme

Export files as binary

Export files as text

Export directory

View/Execute file

Large disk support

Large file support


ReiserFS Detection

Unicode UTF8 support

Preserve time stamps on export

Download Explore2fs

First this is you need to download Explore2fs latest version from here

Once you downloaded the (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

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6 thoughts on “Access Linux filesystems from Windows with Explore2fs

  1. I have 2 SATA drives Linux=FC5 and Windows=XP. Explore2fs worked rather nicely and is a welcome addition to my toolbox.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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