Ext2 Installable File System Alternatives

    Ext2 Installable File System is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Ext2 Installable File System for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is DiskInternals Linux Reader, which is free. Other great apps like Ext2 Installable File System are Paragon ExtFS (Paid), Linux File Systems for Windows (Paid), HFSExplorer (Free, Open Source) and Ext2Read (Ext2Explore) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 21, 2021

    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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    3. Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software is a unique tool which gives you full access to Linux volumes within Windows. Just plug your hard disk with ExtFS/Btrfs/XFS partitions into your PC and instantly work with any media on the Linux partitions.
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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).
    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
      Lustre is a massively parallel filesystem designed for high-performance, large-scale data.
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