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intelligence storm
January 4th, 2012, 12:28 AM
I have an external hard USB formatted as ext3
How could I access data on from Windows 7 ??? (Read-Write)
I've tried list of programs neither one could help me :(

even while searching everyone says that it's work correctly !!
any help will be appreciated

Pablo Pablovski
January 4th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Ext2FSD (0.51) works fine for me from Win 7 to multiple EXT3-formatted partitions on my system

Have you installed it as a service, and configured it to assign drive letters to the EXT3 drive? Right click on the tray icon (might be hidden in the systray).

intelligence storm
January 4th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Hmmm.....I think the program (Ext2FSD) was not as a setup program but as a portable ! so i can run it immediately without installing !!! if it should be as installing program can you bring a link for downloading ?
and then can you give a step-by-step tutorial ??

Pablo Pablovski
January 4th, 2012, 10:05 PM

FAQ, including installation

Basically, you need to d/l and run the .exe installer, then reboot.

On restart, the client runs in the systray - right click on it and you'll be able to configure drive letters, permanent or temporary mount points, install the driver as a service from the menu.

Your USB drive can be set as a temporary mount using the client, but with a permanent drive letter.

And don't click on the "close" window control - that disables the EXT3 driver - instead, minimise the application back to the systray.

Works well in my experience - read/write is fine, not noticeably slower than NTFS.