Windows 10 EXT2/3/4 support - PROBLEMS


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 EXT2/3/4 support - PROBLEMS


    Hi all,

    I work for a company that supplies mobile CCTV systems to the UK haulage industry. Our DVR recorders are Linux-based and require the 2.5" HDD to be formatted to EXT3 in order to record data. This of course poses an issue in connecting the same HDD to a Windows-based machine. In the past it has never really been an issue as we have used either EXT2FSD or a similar program to enable read/write to the drive. But recently we have had a lot of complaints about the process no longer working (normally just ensure EXT2FSD is running, connect the HDD to the PC via SATA >USB adaptor and it will appear as a normal external drive).

    For some reason we can now connect the HDD to the PC without starting EXT2FSD first, but there is severe lag or crashes when opening folders etc, and writing or reading is all-but impossible due to crashes and very long pauses. So my question is this: have Microsoft added support for EXT2/3/4 file systems in an update recently? And if so, it seems to be broken! Even with EXT2FSD running in the background the same problem occurs. I am running Win10Pro, version 10.0.18362. Given the multitude of issues being reported with recent Win10 builds I would not be surprised!

    I have a laptop running an older build (10.0.10586) and this has no issues whatsoever, which leads me to believe it must be something to do with the version that is causing the issue. Has anyone else experienced this? It is a major issue for us as most of our customers are also on 10 and the complaints are stacking up, with me having no idea what is going on! If anyone has any knowledge or advice it would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance everyone.
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #2

    I have no problem running EXT2FSD version .069. Everything opens instantly. See screen shot:
    Windows 10 EXT2/3/4 support - PROBLEMS-2019-10-14_092956.jpg
    Last edited by topgundcp; 14 Oct 2019 at 12:27.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    topgundcp said:
    I have no problem running EXT2FSD version .069. Everything opens instantly. See screen shot:
    Windows 10 EXT2/3/4 support - PROBLEMS-2019-10-14_092956.jpg
    Thanks topgundcp, I actually noticed this today with another laptop running the same build as the PC with the problem. The plot thickens! It's definitely not just my PC though as 2 of our customers are reporting the same issue.
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  4. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #4

    Here's another post that was asked about ext2fsd:
    How to delete files from external EXT3 formatted drive?

    Are you running the latest version (V.069) ?
    and make sure that Ext2Fsd service is running:

    Windows 10 EXT2/3/4 support - PROBLEMS-2019-10-16_054607.jpg
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