8 Responses to Access Linux Ext2 & Ext3 Volumes Directly From Windows using Ext2 Installable File System for Windows

  • Chris says:

    still it does not work with the new ubuntu 9.04

  • Sean D says:

    Unfortunately when I tried to install in Windows 7 Beta, Build 7100, it gave me an error that said it was only for Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003 & Vista x86 & x64.

  • Artem S says:

    Yeah, it does not work in Windows 7 :(

  • Mike says:

    Worked for me on Windows 7 (7100). I’m a bit green using W7 so I’m probably taking the long way here…

    * Right click on the setup file, select ‘Troubleshoot compatibility’
    * Troubleshoot program, Next
    * This program worked in earlier versions of Windows…, Next
    * Choose Windows Vista (Service Pack 2), Next
    * Start the program
    * Abort the set up once it starts.
    * Click Next on the Program Compatibility and then choose ‘Yes, save these settings for this program’.

    Now, with the ext2/3 drive attached to your computer (I was using a 1TB USB drive with one of the 2 partitions being ext3), right-click on the setup file and choose ‘Run as administrator’. Go through the setup and you will eventually get the choice to assign a drive letter to the drive/partition.

    Hope this helps someone.

  • Eric says:

    Mike, you are the king. Thanks a ton for the work around!

  • Shadal says:

    Yep, Thanks Mike!!
    Your explanation worked perfectly!

  • Dualboot says:

    Nice idea, but doesn’t work on Windows XP SP2 with a Linux Ext2 partition formatted with Slackware 12.1…