Matt Mossholder via plug on 29 Mar 2021 06:53:35 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows driver for ext2/ext3

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 6:37 PM Rich Mingin (PLUG) <> wrote:
Unfortunately I've only had experience with dodgy, issue-ful, and extremely limited extX drivers for Windows, and with 10 requiring signed drivers or extensive twiddling, I don't see it getting any easier.

I've had better luck getting Linux to RW ntfs than Windows reading any Linux filesystems, and I generally just move things across the network anymore, for that reason. If I have externals, they tend to be formatted exfat for the smaller ones and ntfs for the big ones, as those are the easiest wildcard filesystems. Exfat isn't terribly robust, but it's better than FAT32 and RW pretty much every OS, and ntfs is RO under macos, and sometimes RO under Linux, but it's the least work.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 6:32 PM Eric Lucas via plug <> wrote:
I have several 64GB USB drives that I re-formatted to ext3. Now, when I try to share one with my wife's Win10 system, it naturally won't read them. 

Does anyone have experience with a trustworthy, solid, and safe solution to get ext2/ext3 support in Windows? 


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