Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software is a unique tool which gives you full access to Linux volumes within Windows.
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.
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
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.
Ext2 Installable File System vs Ext2Fsd opinions
Performs the same functions (reads/writes ext2/ext3/ext4 hard discs), much faster than Paragon's software, recently updated in 2016.
WinBtrfs is a Windows driver for the next-generation Linux filesystem Btrfs. A reimplementation from scratch, it contains no code from the Linux kernel, and should work on any version from Windows XP onwards. It is also included as part of the free operating system ReactOS.
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.
XtreemFS vs Ext2Fsd opinions
not a tool for accessing a filesystem on disk
HFSExplorer is an application that can read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images.
HFSExplorer vs Ext2Fsd opinions
Because it can't open Ext* disks
supports only mac formatted drives not linux formats.
It's not an alternative to Ext2Fsd. Ext2Fsd works with linux ext filesystems. HFSExplorer only works with hfs filesystems, which is unrelated to ext.
one is for extfs, other's for hfs+
It does not provice access to GNU/Linux file systems.