Explore2fs Alternatives

    Explore2fs is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Explore2fs for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is DiskInternals Linux Reader, which is free. Other great apps like Explore2fs are Paragon ExtFS (Paid), HFSExplorer (Free, Open Source), Ceph (Free, Open Source) and Ext2Read (Ext2Explore) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2018

    1. A freemium tool for reading files from EXT2/EXT3/EXT4, HFS, UFS2, Reiser4, and ReiserFS partitions in Windows. Some filesystem types locked restricted to "Pro" version.
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    2. extFS is one of the primary file systems of Linux. If you work on a computer and need to read or write files from HDD, SSD or flash drive formatted under Linux, you need extFS by Paragon Software.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      HFSExplorer is an application that can read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images. It can read the file systems HFS (Mac OS Standard), HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) and HFSX (Mac OS Extended with case sensitive file names).
    3. Ceph is a distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability.
      Ceph vs Explore2fs opinions
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      Ceph is a filesystem, explore2fs is just a viewer for one specific type of filesystem, Linux ext2/3.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    4. Ext2Read is an explorer like utility to explore ext2/ext3/ext4 files. It now supports Linux LVM2. It can be used to view and copy files and folders. It can recursively copy entire folders. It can also be used to view and copy disk and file system images.

      Discontinued

      Development ended. Last version, 2.2, was released on 2010. It can be still downloaded from SourceForge



    5. BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is the leading parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management.
    6. XtreemFS is an object-based, distributed file system for wide area networks. The file system replicates objects for fault tolerance and caches metadata and data to improve performance over high-latency links. SSL and X.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc. and then by Red Hat, Inc.
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    7. It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Lustre is a massively parallel filesystem designed for high-performance, large-scale data.
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      Lustre vs Explore2fs opinions
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      Lustre is a filesystem in and of itself, explore2fs is there to help you VIEW other filesystems that your system may not be able to look at.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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