Reading EXT3 formatted drives in Windows XP
Posted on 2006-07-16
My Linksys NSLU2 recently died and I currently do not have a Linux box... uggh need help. :-\
So far I have tried two different programs:
Explorer2fs (1.07) - Reads the volume but only allows me to copy files one at a time. It cannot delete or move whole folders.
Ext2IFS_1_10b - From the description, this program seemed very promising. Unfortunately it will not mount the drive. Instead, I see a "not formated" warning.
Mount diag displays the following:
The volume has an Ext2/Ext3 file system, but the Ext2 IFS 1.10 software did not
mount it because there is at least one incompat feature flag set. The Ext2
IFS software does not implement:
* needs_recovery *
Here we have an Ext3 file system which has transactions left in its journal. A
pure Ext2 driver must not access such a volume which is in that state (to
prevent data loss!).
You may solve it by mounting it on Linux (which has a kernel with Ext3
support). Be sure that you cleanly dismount it, before you shutdown Linux.
After that the Ext2 IFS software should be able to access the volume.
Well that isn't too helpful. LOL
Any suggestions other than just be happy I can read the files with Explorer2fs?
BTW, I would be happy just to have the ability to copy whole folders (and never mind deleting).