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mount linux vhdx into windows 2012

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Hi,
How to get a linux based vhdx to mount properly into windows 2012?
Thank you.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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What specifically are you trying to do? You can attach a VHDX in disk manager. There is no such thing as. "Linux vhdx." But just like a physical hard drive, if your vhdx has partitions formatted in a way windows can't read, such as ext2, then you can't simply mount the partition as a windows resource any more than you could with a physical drive.
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by:edolivier
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Thanks for the quick response.
I would like to recover some files on this sles11 vhdx(has partitions as ext3).
Sorry my english.
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by:edolivier
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What methodology do you suggest me if disk manager will not give access to the files I want. I should mount this vhdx in another linux virtual machine?
Thanks.
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You will have to mount the partition in an OS that can read ext3 then. A Linux VM or a windows VM with 3rd party drivers installed. A standard windows installation (VM or physical) cannot read ext3.
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Can you suggest me a free 3rd party drivers?
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There are many. Google or Bing "ext3 windows" and you get plenty of options.
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