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Windows 7: Is there any way to view and write to ext4 partition?

05 Feb 2012   #1
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Is there any way to view and write to ext4 partition?

I know I can use Ubuntu, but is there a way to stay within Win7 and access, read from, and write to ext4 partitions which are on a SD card?


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05 Feb 2012   #2
Bongo

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05 Feb 2012   #3
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I was actually running ext2Read before I posted this question. It seemed to be a bit problematic so I figured I'd ask here.
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05 Feb 2012   #4
Arc

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This is a good one : Access to Ext 2/3/4, HFS and ReiserFS from Windows

Previously I have used it, it works good.
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05 Feb 2012   #5
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Arc, but will this allow me to copy files from a Win7 directory to an ext4 destination? It seems like it's a read-only program.
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05 Feb 2012   #6
Arc

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I have never tried that, but I know that the reverse can be done. Unfortunately I dont have a linux installation (other than VM) ATM, so I cannot test it for you, too
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05 Feb 2012   #7
tony22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, the more I find the less it looks like there's a way to copy files from a Win7 directory to an ext4 location. At least not while running Win7. I'll have to go to Ubuntu I think.
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14 Aug 2013   #8
Rayn74

Windows 8
 
 

Have a look at paragon extfs driver for windows. I didnít use it but I have read the article.. looks interesting www.paragon-software.com/home/extfs-windows/ has somebody already tried this? need you opinion.
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14 Aug 2013   #9
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Tagging for interest.
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14 Aug 2013   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Another Option

You may be able to use a Linux VM (running on W7) to read your SD card.

It should work using a USB card reader.

Also, it might be possible to add the SD card as another HDD in the VM settings (I haven't tried this).
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