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    read ext3 in win7

    ive tried a couple of utils that might let me read my ext3 partition, but so far it will show the drive, and give it a letter, but when I try to browse it, will jsut say the drive is not formatted.

    Anyone had any positive results with win7 and reading ext3?

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    what have you tried?

    this Ext2 IFS For Windows has always worked for me (xp, vista) but not tried under windows 7

    there seems to be lots out there though.

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    You sometimes see that if the ext3 wasn't cleanly unmounted.

    Another vote for ext2fs; not tried on W7 though

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    yeh thats the one Ive always used... Doesnt seem to work.. And I think it would be cleanly unmounted, as I shutdown ubuntu properly and reboot to win7 ..

    I even tried installing it in vista compatibiluty etc..

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    Ext2 IFS For Windows: Troubleshooting

    Top question on there, see if that helps?

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    not sure if its a driver or an application exactly so not sure if this is relevant or not but what about xp compatibility mode ?

    Compatibility Mode - Windows 7 Forums

    If not then I would try using the command prompt as per the troubleshooting link that kmount posted with regards to the diagnostic mode to see if that helps

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    Code:
    C:\Users\robert\Downloads>mountdiag.exe L:
    The volume has an Ext2/Ext3 file system, but the Ext2 IFS 1.11 software did not
    mount it because the file system has an inode size unequal to 128 bytes (inode
    size: 256 bytes).
    The only way to solve it is to back up the volume's files and format the file
    system: give the mkfs.ext3 utility the -I 128 switch. Finally, restore all
    backed-up files.
    After that, the Ext2 IFS software should be able to access the volume.
    Ive not changed anything.. Im sure this used to work under xp?

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  9. Thanks to kmount from:

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    Total commander and use the file system addon which should allow linux file systems to be read and written to afaik ( could be wrong ) althuogh total command is shareware

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    This one worked perfectly. Many thanks

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