Free Open Source Utility to Read EXT2|EXT3|EXT4 Partitions in Windows

Virtually every Linux distros provide the ability to mount and read FAT32 format partitions. On the contrary, all Windows platforms do not allow to access EXT2, EXT3, EXT4 filesystem directly. Today we round up 2 free and open source EXT2|EXT3|EXT4 reader for Windows for you. You must run as administrator to install and run them.

1, Ext2Read

Free Open Source Utility to Read EXT2|EXT3|EXT4 Partitions in Windows

Ext2Read is a free, open source, portable and simple program that offers users the power to browse the contents of EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 partitions. It supports usb drives
and LVM2( Logical volume manager, version 2 ).

You can use Ext2Read to view the files and folders on EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 filesystem and save them to your FAT32/NTFS format partitions.

Ext2Read supports all 32-bit Windows OSes.

Ext2Read is a 3.57MB download available from

2, Ext2Fsd

Free Open Source EXT2|EXT3|EXT4 Reader/Writer

Ext2Fsd is a free, open source and slim application which provides you the ability to mount linux partitions in windows, after the EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 partition is mounted, you can browse its content through Windows Explorer and manipulate( cut / copy / paste / delete / rename / etc. ) the files and directories inside it easily, just as if it’s a NTFS/FAT32 filesystem.


  • Read support for EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 partitions.
  • Write support for EXT2/EXT3 partitions.
  • Access big file larger that 4GB.
  • Mount volume in read only mode.
  • Support LVM and Linux raid.
  • Plus many more.

Ext2Fsd works on most common 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms.

Ext2Fsd is a 0.99MB download available from

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