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    Phoronix: Commercial EXT4 File-System Driver For Windows Updated (ExtFS)

    For those wishing to access EXT-based file-systems from Windows, Paragon Software Group has announced a new version of their ExtFS software for Windows with better support for EXT4 file-systems...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Windows-Update

  • #2
    Will microsoft offer this themselves with their new Ubuntu layer stuff?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
      Will microsoft offer this themselves with their new Ubuntu layer stuff?
      It's very much within the realm of possibilities, but there's been no announcements to indicate that they're going to do anything along those lines. So put that into the "Quite possibly but no indications they will" box for now.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
        Will microsoft offer this themselves with their new Ubuntu layer stuff?
        Since their Ubuntu layer is about userspace ABI compability with Linux, but not kABI, they won't offer this themselves through their WSL layer.

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        • #5
          This is a commercial product, so I use ext2fsd (which is opensource) and it works great, like using a native file system

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          • #6
            What I need is Windows being able to read mdadm raid partitions.

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            • #7
              Never ever use anything created by Paragon. Their products tend to kill your data. Even their renowned defragmenter for some reasons replaces the original MBR with their own broken grub loader which then is unable to boot your system on reboot.

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              • #8
                ext2fsd has had full ext4 read/write for a while under Windows and I've never had any problems.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by axfelix View Post
                  ext2fsd has had full ext4 read/write for a while under Windows and I've never had any problems.
                  True, and it's free/libre software.

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                  • #10
                    Paragon manage to have a poorly written NTFS driver for Linux and a poorly written extX driver for Windows... Both are very unstable IMHO! Once burnt...

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