Saturday, July 7, 2012

EXT4 filesystems on M$ Windows

A real pain that I had to go through was the inablility to preoperly read EXT4 filesystems on Windows. My old solution was a standalone app called Ext2Read but it was slow and a very dirty solution [files had to be copied onto a NTFS filesystem first].

What I desired was a more simpler approach and along came Ext2Fsd. This application allows the EXT4 partition to be mounted and read like a native NTFS. One caveat is that the 'extent' support is still pending so the interaction is limited to read-only which I don't mind since my need in Windows is to only listen to music which lies on the big and chunky EXT4 side.

No comments: