[plug] Ext3 drivers for 64-bit Vista?

Craig Foster craig at fostware.net
Fri Aug 3 15:59:34 WST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: plug-bounces at plug.org.au [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org.au] On
> Behalf Of Arie Hol
> Sent: Friday, 3 August 2007 3:11 PM
> To: plug at plug.org.au; caston at arach.net.au
> Subject: Re: [plug] Ext3 drivers for 64-bit Vista?
> On 3 Aug 2007 at 12:03, caston at arach.net.au wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I need a solution to access ext3 partitions on a 64 bit Vista
> machine.
> Does
> > anyone know if there is any possible way to do this?
> >
> If you want to access the ext3 filesystem from Vista - try explore2fs
> You can read and export files from ext3 to Windows but you cannot
> to
> ext3.

Ext2IFS will allow you to assign Windows drive letters in Drive
Management (Control Panels\Administrative Tools\Computer Management)
It does RO and (cautioned) RW, but as it's driver based, you may need to
turn off driver signing for Vista x64. 
32-bit Vista complains but will allow unsigned drivers, whereas Vista
64-bit refuses unless it's tweaked to work.

Obviously with a RW solution, you may need to recreate the journal to
get back a (truly) clean Ext3 partition... Last thing you want it the
journal replay munting your partition :S

> Regards Arie


Craig F.

(Running Vista 32-bit with Ext2IFS at the moment)

More information about the plug mailing list