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Linux File Systems for Windows


by Paragon Software
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Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software is a unique tool which gives you full access to Linux volumes within Windows.

 

Just plug your hard disk with ExtFS/Btrfs/XFS partitions into your PC and instantly work with any media on the Linux partitions.

Stable Operation

Fail-safe operability across compatible hardware and software systems for both general-purpose and specialized applications.

Data Safety

Protection of data integrity and prevention of accidental data corruption and possible loss.

Guaranteed Performance

Steady throughput and balanced goodput with effective flow control, reduced overheads, and congestion avoidance.

Efficient Use

Thrifty usage of processor, memory, and disk resources.

Native look and feel

Native look and feel

  • I have been pleased by its speedy performance as well. Since it allows me to use existing Windows file-managing applications, I have not noticed any slow-down in transfer speeds. It is very seamless.

    By Jack M. Germain
    linuxinsider.com
  • I wanted to offer some advice for those (like me) who still need full access to Linux EXT4 partitions. “Paragon ExtFS for Windows” is the program I use, and it has worked great for me in Windows 7.

    nathan60
    ubuntuforums.org
  • As you launch Paragon ExtFS, it will automatically detect existing Ext partitions and mount them in Windows. This is a very clever software and prevents mounting of the Linux swap partitions. You can see the list of detected or mounted Ext partitions from the Paragon ExtFS system tray icon context-menu.

    trishtech.com

How it Works

Install ExtFS for Windows

Install

Download and install
Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software

Connect your ExtFS drive to your PC

Connect

Connect your ExtFS/Btrfs/XFS drive to your PC

Your drive will show up in Explorer

Use

Your drive will show up in Explorer

  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface
    Intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • Useful tray
    Useful tray
  • Verify and repair utility
    Verify and repair utility
  • Format utility
    Format utility
  • Settings
    Settings
  • Additional options
    Additional options
  • Form for your feedback
    Form for your feedback
  • Sign in and activate
    Sign in and activate

Features

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

Supported File Systems

Read/write:

  • Ext2
  • Ext3
  • Ext4

Read-only:

  • Btrfs
  • XFS

Write Access

When ExtFS volume is mounted in write mode, you can do everything with files and folders it contains: read, edit, delete, rename, create new.

Automount

Mounts supported volumes automatically at startup, so you don’t need to bother about it each time you restart the operating system or power your computer on. However, this feature can be disabled at any moment in the program interface.

Volume Administration

Formats, checks integrity, and repairs corrupted ExtFS volumes with minimal effort.

Internationalization

Supports all character sets supported by your operating systems, including those that use non-Roman characters, so you will never face a problem of not getting access to file names on volumes mounted in non-native OS.

Read/write support for LVM (Logical Volume Management)

With Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software, your Linux’s logical volume manager won’t lose any of its functions: it will be able to perform open, close, read and write operations and, in general, operate in a usual way.

Command Line Interface

Get full control over Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software via a command line.

Compatibility with 3rd party software

Since product provides access to Linux volumes globally to the entire operating system, you can use any desktop and encryption applications, including TrueCrypt and its forks* (encrypted file container mode only).

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software?
There is no way to read or write data from Linux-formatted storages in Windows. If you have Linux-based devices at home (NAS, smartTVs, multimedia boxes, routers) and would like to access data from Linux-formatted storages on Windows PC, you need Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software.
What Linux file systems can I work with?
Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software provides read and write access to Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4 volumes. Btrfs and XFS are available in read-only mode.
Which Extended Filesystem features are supported?
These are 64bit, dir_index, extent, extra_isize, ext_attr, flex_bg, has_journal etc. Please, note that Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software does not support bigalloc, journal_dev, meta_bg features at the moment.
What can I do with files?
You can perform create/read/modify/copy/delete operations with your ExtFS files in a usual way and read or copy data from storages formatted to Btrfs and XFS.
Can I write to Btrfs- and XFS-formatted disks?
No, Btrfs and XFS are available in read-only mode. Write access will be available soon.
Can I format Btrfs and XFS volumes?
Yes, you can format Btrfs and XFS volumes to ExtFS. Please, note that you cannot format volumes to Btrfs and XFS.
Can I try the product for free before buying?
Sure, you can try Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software for ten days completely for free. After that the speed will be reduced until you activate a purchased license.
I have Paragon ExtFS for Windows. Will it be updated?
I already have Paragon ExtFS for Windows. Can I get Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software for free?
Should I uninstall Paragon ExtFS for Windows before installing Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software?
Can I activate the product on a different PC?

How many times can I re-activate my lisence?

The product doesn’t work after I reinstalled Windows.

When I’m trying to install the product I get the error message: “Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue”.
The product doesn’t run on Windows 7 SP1.

Resources

Current Version

Download Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software

Product Documentation

Download Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software User Manual

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