Alternatives to Ext2Fsd for all platforms with any license

  • Ext2Read (Ext2Explore)

    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...

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • HFSExplorer

    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...

    • It does not provice access to GNU/Linux file systems. Guest • Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Ext2 Installable File System

    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...

    • Performs the same functions (reads/writes ext2/ext3/ext4 hard discs), much faster than Paragon's software, recently updated in 2016. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • Lustre

    Lustre is a massively parallel filesystem designed for high-performance, large-scale data. Lustre is mature and open source (GPL2), running stably in production at...

    Free Open Source Linux



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Ext2Fsd Comments

Not good with Windows 10

Comment by luminex
about Ext2Fsd · Jan 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Tried Ext2Fsd on fully up to date windows 10 and I won't recommend this app. It works, but its driver or service causes conflicts with windows drivers. Especially freezes NVidia drivers and makes system shutdown take a long time.


Just tried this myself. Win10 seems to be very stingy about enforcing driver digital signatures. There is a post here about manually mounting, but seems like it would be a hassle. Haven't tried it myself. If you only need read support, I've found that Small Ext2Read (Ext2Explore) iconExt2Read (Ext2Explore) still works in Win10, even though development has ceased.

Can anyone share your experience with this software?

Comment by drpeppercan
about Ext2Fsd · Jan 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The only reviews I found were from 2013, and not exactly very motivating. So I'm hoping things are looking better by now.